15 Apr 2022 By May Ng

Dyson 2022 Launch of Air-Purifying Headphones

Dyson Confirms 2022 Launch of Air-Purifying Headphones Delivering Pure Air and Pure Audio

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.

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.

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 limits1. Where NO2 pollution in cities decreased during the Covid-19 pandemic2, levels have quickly returned to normal, or exceeded pre-pandemic levels across many global cities3. It is estimated that more than 100m people, around 20% of the European population, are exposed to long-term noise exposure above WHO guidance4. In Hong Kong, Green Power reviewed the data of 15 general air monitoring stations last year and found that the air quality health index (AQHI) exceeded the standard – 7 or above, and the total number of hours with high health risk has increased 35% from1,609 hours in 2020 to 2,178 hours in 20215.

Jake Dyson unveils the new Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones, London. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022. PA Photo. The air-purifying headphones with active noise cancellation, which are Dyson’s first piece of wearable technology, launching autumn 2022, draw air through the dual-layer filters in each earcup and deliver two streams of purified air to the wearer’s nose and mouth. The launch of the Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones follows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) estimates that nine in 10 people globally breathe air that exceeds WHO guideline pollutant limits. Photo credit should read: Matt Alexander/PA wire

Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer said:“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.”

6 years & 500 prototypes

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.

For more information, please visit the Dyson Newsroom or the Dyson Zone™ webpage.