Dyson, a well-known brand for its vacuum cleaners and air purifiers, has officially presented its new Dyson Zone headphones, which feature revolutionary noise cancellation and air purification technology. The headphones will initially be available for purchase in six countries, including Spain.The Dyson Zone headphones are designed to address two of the main problems of living in an urban environment: noise and pollution. While noise has been addressed with noise-cancelling headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM5, Dyson has taken things a step further by incorporating air purification technology into their headphones.
The Dyson Zone headphones feature an air purifier that can be attached to the headphones, giving them a futuristic and cyberpunk look. The noise cancellation technology is also impressive, and could set a new standard in the market.After five years of research and development, the Dyson Zone headphones offer up to 50 hours of battery life, advanced noise cancellation, and faithful full-spectrum audio reproduction. The headphones capture 99% of particles as small as 0.1 microns, while enriched potassium K-Carbon filters take care of the predominant acid gases associated with urban pollution, such as NO2 and SO2.
The headphones themselves measure air pollution and the MyDyson app shows air quality and alerts users when they need to use the purifier. The headphones feature 11 microphones, with eight monitoring the surrounding noise 384,000 times per second, offering up to 38 dB of noise cancellation from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. The remaining microphones are used for receiving and making calls.The core of the audio system is the 40mm neodymium speakers with 16 ohms, which can reproduce frequencies from 6 Hz to 21 kHz, ensuring that every note or word is heard.
The transducer output is further equalized by intelligent signal processing 48,000 times per second, combined with noise cancellation to neutralize harmonic distortion to inaudible levels across the frequency range (0.08% @ 94dB @1kHz).The headphones are intentionally flatter than conventional pads to achieve both passive attenuation and comfort. The headphones feature lithium-ion batteries and USB-C charging, offering 50 hours of audio-only operation or 4 hours of combined purification and audio operation, charging to 100% in 3 hours.
The Dyson Zone headphones with noise cancellation and air purification will be available for purchase in China in January, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore. They will arrive in Spain in June, although the price has not yet been revealed. In the United States, they will cost $949 USD.