Ashley M9X8 Adjustable Base Review

Updated November 7, 2022

Ashley M9X8

Ashley Furniture has created this base to compete with the larger brands of bases that include loads of premium features. The M9X8 is a step up from a basic base as it includes features like massage, a programmable remote, and mobile phone app connectivity.

Over 10 years ago Ashley Furniture made the move into the mattress manufacturer and retailer business. In that time they developed several adjustable bases that can ship with UPS as their mattresses do. Our expert review details all of the M9X8's features, benefits, and highlights here:

An Overview of the Ashley M9X8 Adjustable Base

  • 2 Motor Head and Foot Articulation
  • Wireless Backlight Remote
  • Mobile App compatible
  • Head and Foot Massage
  • Undercarriage Lighting
  • 2 Programmable Buttons on the Remote
  • Dual USB Ports
  • Express Shippable
  • All Steel Frame
  • Quick Set-Up/Foldable Design (one piece king)
  • Headboard Compatible 
  • Adjustable Legs
  • 3-Year Non-Prorated Warranty
  • 650 lb. Weight Capacity

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Pros & Cons

  • Four USB outlets for device charging
  • Provides additional comfort to people with medical issues that require them to be in bed longer than others
  • Programmable positions on the remote make getting into your sweet comfort spot much easier and quicker
  • The massage feature helps to increase comfort and relaxation
  • Very fast delivery right to your front door
  • Durability is questionable with only a 3-year warranty
  • Weight capacity is less than comparable models from other manufacturers
  • Aesthetics are very basic

Expert Review Video

Here's our video highlighting all of the M9X8's features.

The Benefits of Having an Adjustable Base

Improving circulation in legs that experience pain and swelling is a blessing to people who suffer from arthritis. An adjustable base can lift those sore, tired legs up to a position that feels better and helps these people to sleep better.  An adjustable base can also help people who suffer the symptoms of acid reflux, arthritis, and sleep apnea.

The most basic function of a power base is to raise the head and legs into a more comfortable position. Having bonus features like USB ports and faster shipping options are great benefits, as well. Comfort is the key to an adjustable base, can it make everyone more comfortable? In most cases, they certainly can.


The Ashley M9X8 Adjustable Foundation is protected by a 3-year non-prorated warranty.

Ashley M9X8 Owner's Manual [PDF]

More About Ashley Furniture

Ashley Furniture, the parent company of Ashley Mattress, was founded in 1945 as a sales organization in Chicago, Illinois. Since it first opened, Ashley Furniture has steadily grown to the point where it's now the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world!

In 2009 Ashley Furniture Industries launched its Ashley Sleep line of mattresses-in-a-box and in the time since it has grown the line exponentially. It wasn’t until 2015 that Ashley Mattress was able to establish E-commerce as part of its overall business strategy.


For the features that you get at this price point, the M9X8 Adjustable Base is an excellent choice. Competitors' adjustable beds with comparable features typically start at around $1,000 for a queen size. You're already saving a couple of hundred dollars by opting for this Ashley model.

One of my favorite features offered with the M9X8 is the programmable buttons on the remote. The ability to program the base to your favorite position for sleep while also having one for reading or watching TV while in bed is a luxurious option. In keeping up with modern trends Ashley has also added four USB ports so that you can charge your devices and not take up precious plug space in your bedroom. Another more modern feature is the MotoSleep App that you can link to the bed to control all of its functions including head and foot movement, under-bed lighting, and dual-zone massage features.

I feel that the M9X8 Adjustable Base is one of the best choices for advanced features for a good price. There are other options offered by Ashley, like the M9X7 with the most basic options, and the premium M9X9, but the M9X8 stands alone amongst them as the best value for the cost.

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About the Author, Dave Higgins

Dave has worked in the furniture business, focusing on mattresses, for several years.  He enjoys oil painting in the Impressionist style, playing guitar, and cooking for his family.  Dave also believes that English Bulldogs are the comedians of the canine world.