Aeotec Siren 6 vs. Aeotec Siren Gen5

I'm going to be adding a siren to my HE setup and I'm not sure whether to go with the gen 5 or the gen 6 Aeotec. Can anyone give the pros/cons of each?

Gen5 has AC plug built-in, vs 6 which uses a wall-wart. I prefer the Gen5 approach so I can just plug it in a wall outlet.
Gen5 is $45 on amazon vs $60 for 6.

It's important to me to be able to have granular control over siren sounds/volumes and chimes, so not sure how they compare on that front.

Replying to my own post, I see that Kevin's post here explains that the Gen5 is only a siren while the 6 supports chime & beep functionality.

I think I'll go with the Siren 6 unless there are other benefits with sticking to Gen5 model?

Does anyone know if the "doorbell button" version of the gen 6 allows the doorbell to be used as a generic z-wave button with HE? It's $10 more on amazon but I could use a $10 z-wave button for something, I'm sure.

Gen5 is quieter (not desirable in a siren). My recollection is that it was possible to upload your own sounds to the Gen5. Gen6 has 30 sounds, but you can't change them. It is loud and works great.

Thanks Ashok. Loudness is not really that big of a deal for me b/c I plan on sticking it in my bedroom. There seems to be some very mixed reviews on the gen 6 on amazon, but it sounds like your experience has been positive. I really don't like that it has a wall-wart though. Too bad they didn't design it with the AC plug integrated, which I think is much more aesthetically pleasing.

My gen6 works very well, and I like it. I wish it had the plug-in design on the gen5 though.

The gen5 had many bad reviews overall. Issues with repeated sounds/stuttering, etc. So who knows.

You could load your own mp3s onto the Aeotec gen 5 doorbell but i don't think you can with the siren and the gen 5 doorbell had issues with playing the sound or parts of it multiple times. I gave one to my parents since they don't have internet and we loaded a bunch of mp3s the say things like water detected at the water heater or check the sump pump or garage door left open, since we couldn't use the normal text to speech functions without internet access. I have the gen 5 siren that you can set a few different siren sounds and it works fine as a siren and it can beep too but that is about it.

See, this is one of the reasons I didn't like the Gen 5. I don't want to have a siren that accessible and out in the open. Right now I have the siren mounted in a place where you can't reach it without a later. So you couldn't just smash the device with a hammer to get it to stop. And yanking the cord won't stop it either since it's got a battery backup. That said, I hope I never have problems with it since I won't be able to get to it till I go get the ladder. LOL

I have the Gen5 and it only works as a siren using the Aeon Siren driver. Hubitat has the 6 as a native device handler.