Dyson has confirmed that the Dyson Zone purifying headphones, initially announced earlier this year, will go on-sale from January 2023.

Following five years of research and development, the Dyson Zone headphones deliver an immersive listening experience with up to 50 hours of advanced noise cancellation and full-spectrum audio reproduction, while simultaneously providing on-the-go air purification with filters that remove pollutants as small as 0.1 microns.

The Dyson Zone purifying headphones respond to the projected growth in urban populations around the world and the subsequent impact on the environment, polluting the air and generating noise. Almost all (99%) of the world’s population lives in areas that exceed the World Health Organisation (WHO) safe levels for pollution.

The Dyson Zone headphones are powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and USB-C charging to offer 50 hours of audio-only runtime, or four hours of combined purification and audio runtime, charging to 100% in three hours.         

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 microns, while 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 audio with low distortion and broad frequency range for clarity across bass, mids and highs. The Dyson Zone incorporates an additional microphone allowing phone calls, voice recording and voice control. This microphone combines with the feed forward ANC microphone to provide dual microphone beamforming.

An on-board sensor monitors the air for NO2 levels, tracking these live via the MyDyson app, alongside real-time environmental noise levels. The Dyson Zone provides actionable, understandable information about the environment to inform healthier habits. An on-board accelerometer monitors activity, adjusting the purified airflow when in auto mode with the visor attached. Head detection enters the product into standby mode when not being worn, and dipping the detachable visor activates conversation mode, stopping purification and pausing music.

The MyDyson app can also be used to adjust airflow speed and noise-cancellation mode as well as adapt the audio equalisation to preference with the choice of three modes: Dyson EQ, Bass Boost and Neutral.