Summary: This vacuum is such a vast improvement from any I'e owened, and I do own an Oreck. The suction, manuverabikity and features of this vac are outstanding. I have not had such clean floors, and am lookinh fwd to my deep clean date, so the whole house will get the same clean. I have a cat, so getting that hair up is essential...and this machine's sound is quieter than anything I have ever come across. An excellent investment!
Summary: Having two golden retrievers means a lot of fur, that goes everywhere. This vacuum cleaner has suction equivalent to a shop vac, meaning it will pick up anything and everything in its path. Its head is narrow, so you can get into those hard to reach areas. Being a canister, it enables you to get underneath furniture which would not be possible with an upright vacuum cleaner.
Summary: Our vacuuming needs are straightforward; mostly hardwood floors, no kids, no pets. I debated between the Miele Capri and the Olympus - I believe the only difference between the models is that the Capri includes a parquet brush in addition to the standard vacuum head. I use the parquet brush quite a bit, and appreciate having a lighter-weight option to push around. Otherwise, the vacuum is well designed, plenty powerful and not too loud.
Pros: Easy to Use, Efficient, Lightweight, Powerful/Good Suction