Dyson Confirms the Launch of Air-Purifying Headphones in 2022
Jake Dyson revealed the Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones today, marking the company’s first foray into wearable technology. The Dyson Zone is a pair of noise-canceling, high-fidelity over-ear headphones that provide immersive sound to the ears while also delivering purified airflow to the nose and mouth. The Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones are the culmination of more than a decade of air quality research and development. They address both urban air quality and noise pollution issues simultaneously.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 9 in 10 people worldwide breathe air that exceeds WHO guideline pollution limits. Where NO2 pollution levels in cities reduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, they swiftly rebounded to pre-pandemic levels or exceeded them in a number of worldwide cities. Over 100 million people, or roughly 20% of the European population, are expected to be exposed to long-term noise levels that exceed WHO guidelines.
6 years & 500 prototypes
Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones are the result of Dyson’s 30-year expertise in airflow, filtration, and motor technologies, as well as a thorough study of indoor and outdoor air quality. Compressors in each earcup take air through dual-layer filters and direct it through the non-contact visor to the wearer’s nose and mouth. The visor’s sculpted returns keep purified airflow close to the nose and mouth and are diluted as little as possible by external crosswinds. The Dyson Zone provides rich, immersive audio and isolation from undesired city noise via advanced active noise cancellation (ANC), low distortion, and a neutral frequency response that properly reproduces music or audio as the developer intended.