Dyson is known for making fantastic vacuum cleaners and over-engineering everyday items for the top 1% of the population. However, one aspect of Dyson that is frequently overlooked is its incredible air purification technology.
For years, the company has been dedicated to ensuring that people live in healthy environments free of dust, pet dander, and other pollutants.
Dyson has now unveiled a new product in its air purification line: the Dyson Zone headphones, which feature active noise cancellation and air purification technology.
Here’s everything you need to know about the company’s latest offering.
Dyson introduces Zone Air-Purifying Headphones
Dyson has always included a lot of advanced technology in its products, but this is the company’s first product aimed at techies and audiophiles.
Its mission is to provide the general public with a pair of wireless, high-quality, closed-back headphones that have excellent noise cancellation while also allowing the user to breathe clean air, whether indoors or out.
We expect these to be remarkable, as Dyson produces some of the best air purifiers available.
Features and how they work
Noise cancellation and air purification are the two key features of the Dyson Zone. Let’s take a look at how the company performed in these two areas.
Active Noise Cancellation
The active noise cancellation brings you closer to the music and is ideal for commuters on public transportation who want to block out the outside world.
The microphones on the outside of the headphones listen to the sounds around you, and the algorithm takes those noises and cancels them out before reaching your ears.
Dyson even created a realistic head and torso with human-like fleshy ears while designing the headphones to ensure the headphone’s seal was perfect, which also helps to reduce noise pollution.
Dyson claims that it “engineered a really large audio cavity with the best quality speaker driver available” while describing the headphone’s features in a series of videos on the Dyson Zone product page.
The company wants customers to have the best listening experience possible to hear what the musician intended.
The Dyson Zone will charge via USB Type-C, but the battery life of these headphones has yet to be revealed.
Dyson has the most experience in this area. Dyson claims to have spent more than 30 years perfecting its air purifying technology, and the Dyson Zone has gone through over 500 prototypes.
The goal was for the carbon and HEPA filters found in the company’s home purification systems to be small enough to fit inside the Zone headphones.
The company redesigned the filter technology after the prototypes had massive filters to work with the headphones.
The Zone, like its carbon-HEPA combo filters, uses electrostatic media to attract dust particles and gaseous pollutants.
Through the visor in front of the nose and mouth, the user inhales cleaner air. The user will need to replace the filter after one year, depending on how many pollutants it absorbs. The visor can also be removed if you don’t want to use the headphones without the air-purification.
The Dyson Zone can also be connected to the Dyson Link app to see how well the filter is working. You’ll be able to see the estimated filter life if the user interface is similar to what’s available in its home purifiers.
The Dyson Zone headphones will be available in the fall of 2022. There is no set release date, and things could change at any time.
The company may provide more information about the product rollout as the potential release date approaches.
To learn more, go to the Dyson Zone product page and sign up for updates using the form at the bottom of the page.
Will it be popular among tech enthusiasts?
We’ll know where the Dyson Zone stands in the rapidly growing active noise canceling headphone market once Dyson starts sending out pre-released units to reviewers. We’ll see how these compare to other high-priced audiophile headphones.
Dyson has a history of producing high-priced, incredibly useful, technologically advanced products. Even if many people are unlikely to use the air-purifying visor, if this trend continues, these active noise-canceling headphones could be among the best in the tech world.