Introducing the Dyson Zone™ (2023)

The Dyson Zone™ is Dyson’s first wearable purifier, capturing city pollution including gas, allergens and particulate matter and cancelling unwanted noise with advanced noise cancellation and pure, high-fidelity audio.

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  • Today, Jake Dyson has unveiled the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones, Dyson’s first step into wearable technology. The Dyson Zone™ is a set of noise cancelling, high fidelity over-ear headphones which simultaneously deliver immersive sound to the ears, and purified airflow to the nose and mouth. The result of over a decade of air quality research and development, the Dyson Zone™ air purifying headphones simultaneously tackle the urban issues of air quality and noise pollution.

    (Video) Introducing the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones

    As the world’s urban population continues to grow, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 9 in 10 people globally breathe air that exceeds WHO guideline pollutant limits . Where NO2 pollution in cities decreased during the Covid-19 pandemic , levels have quickly returned to normal, or exceeded pre-pandemic levels across many global cities . It is estimated that more than 100m people, around 20% of the European population, are exposed to long-term noise exposure above WHO guidance.

“Air pollution is a global problem – it affects us everywhere we go. In our homes, at school, at work and as we travel, whether on foot, on a bike or by public or private transport. The Dyson Zone™ purifies the air you breathe on the move. And unlike face masks, it delivers a plume of fresh air without touching your face, using high-performance filters and two miniaturised air pumps. After six years in development, we’re excited to deliver pure air and pure audio, anywhere.”

- Jake Dyson, Research and Development Director

The Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones are borne of Dyson’s 30 years of expertise in airflow, filtration and motors technologies and deep understanding of indoor and outdoor air quality. The compressors in each earcup draw air through the dual-layer filters and project two streams of purified air to the wearer’s nose and mouth, channelled through the non-contact visor. Sculpted returns on the visor ensure purified airflow is kept near to the nose and mouth and diluted as little as possible by external crosswinds. The Dyson Zone™ delivers rich, immersive audio and relief from unwanted city noise thanks to advanced active noise cancelling (ANC), low distortion and a neutral frequency response, to faithfully replicate music or audio as the creator intended.

  • Originally a snorkel-like clean air mouthpiece paired with a backpack to hold the motor and inner workings, the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones evolved dramatically over its six years in development. More than 500 prototypes saw one motor initially placed at the nape become two compressors, one in each ear-cup and the evolution of the snorkel mouthpiece into an effective, contact-free visor that delivers clean air without full-face contact – a brand-new clean air delivery mechanism.

    Developing a non-contact solution was a must for Dyson engineers, to avoid the discomfort and irritation often associated with full-contact alternatives. The visor, therefore, was a critical element. The airflow pathways and visor design are central to delivering pure air. The geometries of the visor and the visor returns, alongside the central mesh that diffuses the two jets of airflow, ensure that the purified air exiting the filters is effectively delivered to the nose and mouth in crosswinds, and for the wearer’s specific facial shape. Going beyond existing testing methods, Dyson engineers use a breathing manikin fitted with medical-grade mechanical lungs and sensing equipment, which ‘inhales’ pollution replicating human breathing patterns in a controlled chamber. They then measure the pollution level within the nose and throat to determine the filtration efficacy of those particles which would otherwise end up in Frank’s artificial lung.

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    (Video) Dyson Zone hands-on: Watch us try to sleep with this air-purifying headset and visor

Precision-engineered compressors within the earcups draw air through the dual-layer filters, intelligently designed to fit within the considerable space constraints of a headphone. The negatively charged electrostatic filter media captures ultrafine particles such as allergens, and particles from sources such as brake dust, industry combustion and construction whilst a potassium-enriched carbon layer captures city gas pollutants like NO2 and SO2. The compressor channels the purified air to the wearer’s nose and mouth via the contact-free visor, formed with flexible returns that to channel the flow of purified air to the wearer’s nose and mouth.

A scientific approach

A first foray into the world of audio, Dyson engineers took a scientific approach, choosing not to rely on a ‘golden listener’ approach that many others do. Dyson’s team of audio engineers and acousticians sought to engineer excellent audio led by metrics, backed up with extensive listening trials. The result: pure, rich audio and advanced noise cancellation. Despite the space constraints inherent with a wearable device, Dyson engineers developed a high performing neodymium electroacoustic system within each earcup. A wide frequency response, precise left-right balance and distortion significantly below what can be detected by the human ear, offer a faithful reproduction as the musicians or creators intended.

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  • Through solving a problem of Dyson’s own creation, the engineers have developed an advanced noise cancellation system. Together, the device’s passive attenuation and the ANC, with its unique array of microphones, reduce unwanted environmental noise and motor tones to provide advanced noise cancellation at home, at work and on-the-go. Large, angled ear cushions mould around the listener’s ear, with a foam density and headband clamp force engineered specifically for both comfort and optimal noise reduction.

Engineered for comfort

Every head on the planet is unique. As Dyson’s first wearable, Dyson engineers had to think about comfort in a new way. Detailed research into head and face geometries meant engineers could measure how the Dyson Zone™ air purifying headphones would sit on and perform on different heads– informing the clamp force of the headband, the geometry and materials of the visor, the adjustability of the machine and much more.

Taking inspiration from the shape and design of a horse’s saddle, the Dyson Zone™ is engineered to distribute weight over the sides of the head, rather than on the top. A saddle typically curves over the horse’s spine distributing the load through contact with the areas left and right of the backbone – a format used for the central cushion on the headband.

The development of the ear cushions is important for three reasons: comfort, on-head stability and passive attenuation. Foam is an obvious choice for ear cushions but Dyson engineers dug deep into the make-up of different foams to choose the most suitable material based on density, rate of compression and spring-back rate – all of which change the way pressure translates onto the head. When choosing the optimal foam for the ear and headband cushions, it was important to balance the comfort it provides, its stability when moulded to the ear, but critically the acoustic benefit it provides. Moulding around the ear increases the size of the contact points providing better sealing – and inhibiting additional urban noise entering the ear. The cushion is purposefully flatter than conventional ear cushions for both attenuation and comfort, and the cushions are angled in line with the angle of the ear on the head for optimal comfort.

(Video) Dyson launches new air-purifying headphones

A global effort

The Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones have been engineered by teams across the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and China, with a particular focus on software on our South East Asia campuses. The app development and integration was a critical project to ensure a smooth connection journey and provide intelligent, meaningful air and noise pollution tracking features. Robustness and durability are central to a product that leaves the home with the wearer. As with all Dyson machines, the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones have been tested to the extremes – in temperature-controlled chambers, drop-testing, material and fabric wear testing, button robustness and much more. Our expert test engineers in the Dyson Malaysia Development Centre are integral to this, as is the geography – putting it through its paces in warmer climates and higher humidity compared to UK-based testing.

The Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones will be available online at and in Dyson Demo Stores. Timings will vary by geography. Full product specification and further details on availability will be announced in the coming months.

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Is the Dyson zone legit? ›

Yes! The Dyson Zone is very real, despite looking like a device from a dystopian Sci-Fi movie. The company officially announced the air-purifying headphones on 30 March 2022.

What are the features of Dyson Zone? ›

The Dyson Zone™ headphones are engineered to tackle the dual challenges of city noise and air pollution. Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and USB-C charging, the headphones offer 50 hours of audio-only run-time1, or 4 hours of combined purification and audio run-time, charging to 100% in 3 hours.

What is the Dyson Zone? ›

The Dyson Zone™ is a set of noise cancelling, high fidelity over-ear headphones which simultaneously deliver immersive sound to the ears, and purified airflow to the nose and mouth.

What is the frequency response of Dyson Zone? ›

The Dyson Zone was tuned using a scientific approach and has 40mm drivers that have a frequency response of 6Hz to 21,000Hz.

Can I leave my Dyson air purifier on all day? ›

Some Dyson air purifiers have an “Auto” setting. It detects the number of contaminants and dust in the air and turns on automatically when necessary. If yours doesn't have an auto setting, you can run it between 12 and 24 hours. The more often you run your air purifier, the better it'll do at cleaning your air.

Can hairstylist get Dyson cheaper? ›

What is the discount for Professional stylists or salon owners? Stylists with an active cosmetology license are eligible to receive an everyday stylist discount. Please have your license on hand and contact customer service at 866-861-2565 for verification.

Can I return Dyson to Costco? ›

With few exceptions, Costco has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Simply bring the product to any Costco warehouse and our Member Services Team will be happy to assist you*. It helps if you have the receipt or original product packaging, but it may not be necessary to process your return.

How much does Dyson Zone weigh? ›

Dyson Zone hands-on: Comfort and battery life

With the visor attached, they weigh 670g and without it they're still a hefty 595g.

Is Walmart getting rid of Dyson? ›

A Facebook post claims Dyson is ending its partnership with Walmart and the retailer is selling off its stock of Supersonic hair dryers for $1. That's not true. Walmart offers Dyson products only through its third-party marketplace.

How efficient is Dyson Air Purifier? ›

All Dyson air purifiers claim to remove 99.95% of particles from the air, some of which are as small as 0.1 µm.

What is a good frequency response for earbuds? ›

What is the best frequency range for earphones and headphones? You may notice that most headphones and earphones have a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 KHz. This is considered to be the standard for most earphones since it represents the normal audible musical frequency range among humans.

Does Dyson purifier reduce humidity? ›

Similarly, the humidifying function can also run automatically; just set your preferred level of humidity. The added fan function means it can also produce a breeze, with 10 power levels to choose from.

What is the benefit of Dyson Air Purifier? ›

When used in Auto mode, Dyson air purifiers automatically detect pollutants in your room and remove them from the air. This helps to reduce energy consumption, activating only when necessary. The air we breathe is crucial to our health and wellbeing.

What makes Dyson products unique? ›

Our machines are engineered with six layers of advanced whole machine filtration, which means that we capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

What is the unique selling point of Dyson? ›

Dyson developed a strong brand by transforming the sleepy home appliance market into one filled with cutting edge technology and sleek industrial design. Dyson has often been dubbed the “Apple of home appliances,” as the company strives for perfection before releasing a product.

What are the side effects of air purifier? ›

Specific effects may include throat irritation, coughing, chest pain and shortness of breath, as well as an increased risk of respiratory infections. Some ozone air purifiers are made with an ion generator, sometimes called an ionizer, in the same unit.

Will air purifier remove dust? ›

Air purifiers can be effective in removing dust indoors and improving asthma and allergy symptoms. They come with different filters, but studies show that HEPA filters can remove most airborne particles, including pollen, mold, and bacteria. A person should also choose a device compatible with their room size.

Where is the best place to put your Dyson air purifier? ›

The best place to put an air purifier is somewhere in your breathing zone. The closer the unit is to your head, the shorter distance clean air has to travel before it reaches you. In the bedroom, this usually translates to putting the air purifier on a nightstand or small table close to the bed.

How much do you tip a $50 hair stylist? ›

Here's a simple guide if quick math also isn't your strong suit: $25 service = $5 tip. $50 service = $10 tip. $100 service = $20 tip.

How much do you tip a hairdresser for a $300 service? ›

"Tip 20 percent on the true total cost of the service, not the discounted cost," Schweitzer says. "The hairdresser did the same amount of work, so they deserve the same amount of tip."

How much should I tip my hairdresser for $200? ›

How much should you tip on a $200 hair service? You should start at a 20% tip as a fair baseline. And if the service and the result are exceptional, you should tip 25%.

Can I return something I bought 2 years ago at Costco? ›

Pretty much everything in the warehouse is returnable with no time limit. No questions asked. This guarantee also includes your Costco membership. You have 364 days from the date you sign-up to try out the membership and see if it works for you.

Does Costco throw away returned items? ›

Costco will accept returns at all times except for electronics, which you must return within 90 days. Depending on their condition, the retailer will either restock or dispose of the items.

Can I return my Dyson if I don't like it Ulta? ›

If you're not completely satisfied with a product for any reason, just return it to any Ulta Beauty store for a full refund or exchange.

How much does the Dyson zone cost? ›

Though yet to hit shelves, the brand recently shared that when they do, the Dyson Zone will cost $949. The visor is detachable. Dyson's offerings can appear somewhat random when examined on the surface, but the company has created a unique niche for itself: products that harness the power of moving air.

Is there a knock off Dyson? ›

Counterfeit Dyson machines are often cheaply made, potentially dangerous, and don't provide the same stand-out experience as a genuine Dyson machine. Counterfeit machines are not manufactured in controlled Dyson environments that are designed to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

Is Dyson Air Purifier accurate? ›

Using an air particle counter before, during, and after an ambient air quality test in a 30m3 sealed room, we found that the Dyson Purifier Cool captured 62% of particles smaller than 0.3 microns and 86% of particles smaller than 2.5 microns.

Is Dyson flyaway worth it? ›

The much-touted new Flyaway Attachment works marvellously, flattening frizz and flyaway hair, for a smoother and shinier finish. But don't expect to achieve the effect of professional C-curl perms though, as this is more of a hair finishing tool for a sleeker look.


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