As the world continues to recover and return to life interrupted by the pandemic, it is estimated that 9 in 10 people living in urban areas will be exposed to polluted air and extreme noise that exceeds World Health Organisation (WHO) pollutant limit guidelines. 

With 30 years of expertise in airflow, filtration and deep understanding of indoor and outdoor air quality. Dyson announced its first foray into wearable technology with the new Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones.

Unveiled by Chief Engineer – Jake Dyson, the Dyson Zone™ is a set of noise cancelling, high fidelity over-ear headphones which simultaneously delivers purified airflow to the nose and mouth with the hope of tackling the urban issues of air quality and noise pollution. 

“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.” – Jake Dyson.

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. 

The Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones have been engineered by teams across the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and China, with a particular focus on software on our South East Asia campuses. The app development and integration was a critical project to ensure a smooth connection journey and provide intelligent, meaningful air and noise pollution tracking features. Robustness and durability are central to a product that leaves the home with the wearer. As with all Dyson machines, the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones have been tested to the extremes – in temperature-controlled chambers, drop-testing, material and fabric wear testing, button robustness and much more. Our expert test engineers in the Dyson Malaysia Development Centre are integral to this, as is the geography – putting it through its paces in warmer climates and higher humidity compared to UK-based testing. 

Chief Engineer – Jake Dyson with the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones.

For more information about the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones, please visit Dyson Malaysia’s official website.

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