i havent tried a phunnel or the crown glass version but i did uprade from a mod to my vortex. i absolutely love it! in time i think i will try the other cause you never know, everyone is different and i might like something better than the vortex, might that is
id say try the vortex, then the phunnel, then crown. mostly based on the price tags and then you can figure it out for sure on what YOU like best.