The Dyson Zone full specs; for people who want to be a real-life anime villain

Dyson announced the Dyson Zone earlier this year and now, it has released the full specs for the noise-cancelling headphones/personal air purifier/anime cosplay piece. Set to go on sale in January 2023, the Dyson Zone is sure to appeal to budding anime villains, germophobes and audiophiles.

The Dyson Zone, in reality, is a set of active noise-cancelling headphones with a personal air purifier that boasts some very impressive specs. Offering up to 50 hours of “ultra-low distortion audio, advanced noise cancellation and faithful, full-spectrum audio reproduction” the Dyson Zone uses eight microphones to reduce noise by up to 38 dB.

The 11 built-in microphones monitor surrounding sounds 384,000 times per second.

Dyson Zone

On sale in China in January and in March in the US, UK, Hong Kong, SAE and Singapore, the Dyson Zone follows five years of research and development. Dyson states that more than “half of the global population lives in cities” and is expected to reach 7 in 10 by 2050. The increase in density in urban populations leads to increased infrastructure, noise, pollution and the like.

The Dyson Zone has been designed to combat both noise and air pollution. The lithium-ion batteries offer up to 50 hours of audio-only or 4 hours when combined audio and air purification. A full three hours are required to charge the device.

The Dyson Zone™ noise-cancelling headphones with air purification 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, channeled through the non-contact detachable visor. Filters remove pollutants as small as 0.1 microns2 , whilst K-Carbon, potassium-enriched carbon filters target prevalent acidic gases most associated with city pollution, including NO2 and SO2.
The product has also been engineered to deliver high fidelity, immersive audio with ultra-low distortion and a broad frequency range for clarity across bass, mids and highs. The Dyson Zone™ noise-cancelling headphones with air purification incorporates an additional microphone for telephony, allowing phone calls, voice recording and voice control. The telephony microphone combines with the feed forward ANC microphone to provide dual microphone beamforming. Beamforming creates greater clarity of voice transmission by combining the signals from each microphone in a way that allows the system to reject noise from behind and to the sides of the wearer.

While the Dyson Zone hasn’t been announced for Australia at this stage, it may find its way to our shores sometime after it’s been released in other regions. And while it may be fun (and easy) to poke fun at the design, in the post-pandemic landscape of the world, more and more people are interested in filtering and purifying the air they breathe. If a device can do that as well as provide high-quality noise-cancelling audio, sign me up.


  • Engineered for ultra-low distortion: The speaker driver and electronics, mechanical system, materials, and acoustics have been carefully designed to minimise distortion. The driver output is further equalised by intelligent signal processing 48,000 times a second which combines with the noise cancellation to neutralise harmonic distortion to inaudible levels across the full frequency range (0.08% @ 94 dB @1 kHz).
  • Advanced noise cancelling: 11 microphones feature within the product. The Dyson Zone™ headphones ANC system uses eight microphones which monitor surrounding noise 384,000 times a second. The Dyson Zone™ headphones offers up to 38 dB of noise cancellation from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
  • Faithful, full-spectrum audio: The Dyson Zone™ headphones goes beyond the audible to reproduce frequencies from 6 Hz – 21 kHz, ensuring every note or word is heard. It is more difficult for audio reproduction to be accurate at the extremes of the speaker’s frequency range, so by going beyond human hearing, the Dyson Zone™ headphones achieves greater clarity across the audible portion of the spectrum. Such a broad frequency range is down to the electroacoustic engineering system engineering and base components: 40mm, 16 ohm, neodymium speaker drivers sit at the heart of the audio system.
  • Scientifically tuned to hear more detail: Driven by scientific metrics and validated by broad user trialling, Dyson engineers identified the specification that gives the most clarity and detail across the full audio spectrum. Dyson has created a unique EQ setting that optimises the frequency curve for clear, pure audio across the full audible frequency range, to deliver a high-fidelity audio experience.
  • Immersive listening in complete comfort: No two heads are the same and this variation impacts many elements of comfort as well as audio performance, including the clamp force of the headband, the geometry and materials of the detachable visor, the adjustability of the product and much more. The ear cushions are purposefully flatter than conventional ear cushions for both passive attenuation and comfort, and the cushions are angled to align with the ear for optimal comfort.
Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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