$649 Dyson Fan vs. $15 Walmart Fan: The Hard Truth

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When I was young, I was a little obsessed with how cool Dyson fans were. But are they actually worth that amount of money? In this relatively silly video, I'm going to compare it to my $15 Walmart fan with wind speed and sound level tests!

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  • Mark Spurrell

    Mark Spurrell

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    In an effort to stop people from all commenting the same thing, here's a list of frequently commented things and my response to them:
    *Comment:* You're comparing an Air Purifier to a fan. That's like comparing an apple to an orange.
    *Response:* Dyson markets this product directly as the "Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifying Fan." The box is plastered with phrases like "Cools you in the summer," or "powerful air projection," along with all of their purification branding. Consumers that go to the store to buy one of these are looking to buy a product that works well as both an air purifier AND a fan. If the Pure Cool purifies the air just fine but is completely inferior as a fan, then it is a poor design and consumers should simply buy a fan and a purifier separately instead of spending over $600 for an inferior product.
    *Comment:* The Dyson will last much longer as it has a brushless motor.
    *Response:* True. But you could buy several cheap fans and replace them as they wear out and still have saved hundreds of dollars.
    *Comment:* A 10dB difference is ten times louder in a technical sense, but humans don't perceive that large of a difference.
    *Response:* Also true. We perceive it to be about twice as loud. But that's still significantly louder than the cheap fan.
    *Comment:* You should have compared the cheap fan with the AM07 Dyson fan that doesn't have a HEPA filter restricting its air flow.
    *Response:* This was the only fan at my local store, so it was the one I tested. I think the point I was trying to make about the efficacy of this particular Dyson fan still stands, but if Dyson is confident that one of their other fans is able to beat up some cheap fans in a wind speed test, they can send over one and I'll shoot another video with more tests.

  • FuxionXD


    Pirms 2 Mēnešiem

    Better to just buy a purifier and stick them to the wallmart fan

  • Aman Kikani

    Aman Kikani

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Ive always wanted a dyson fan but now I'm rethinking my decision. could you also test a *vornado* fan please

  • scope1122


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson vacuum cleaner that sucks = good
    Dyson fan that sucks = bad

    • Mark Spurrell

      Mark Spurrell

      Pirms 3 Mēnešiem


  • tommays56


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson invented so many new ways for something to be unrepairable and obsolete

  • el es

    el es

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    A suggestion: include test for power rating
    I think this is why dyson is very expensive, due to its low power consumption (well if it is inverter, if not...meh)

  • Diegienismo


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Thanks that make sense to me. why need to spend more.

  • AMAD Techtips

    AMAD Techtips

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I love tech, but why not just buy an AC ..

  • H Koizumi

    H Koizumi

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Over engineered just to be "different". As a engineer myself, that's one of the cardinal sins I try to avoid thru my career.

  • S w E n e K A f

    S w E n e K A f

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Honestly i am just waiting for a Apple fan / purifier

  • Peter Twining

    Peter Twining

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I have always thought Dyson products after their bagless vaccum cleaner inventions were over rated and quite expensive for what they are. I owned one of their bagless vacum cleaners some years back and it was good overall but did have problems that shouldn't have been there for what I paid for it so changed to another brand and it actually performs better and was cheaper. I wouldn't buy one of their fans I think they are ugly and there are better separate units around to buy.

  • Mat


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    let's face it though, who buys a $650 fan.. i hope that who pays that money is someone legitimately interested in the air he/she breaths in. i would buy a dyson pure firstly as a purifier, then as a fan. and to be honest i think Dyson's is the only purifier that gives the option to be a fan too, rather than shooting air to the ceiling.

  • Michael


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Yeah but air purifiers that are hepa are like $200 so it's $200 + $15 fan lol. If you pick one up on black friday type sales or other good deals argument could be made there not that much more money.
    Probably shouldn't buy one though otherwise $300+ is a waste $300 under not bad

  • Justin


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    The wind speed is different as the airflow is evenly spread out compared to the Walmart fan at it flows on one spot

  • Paul Ho

    Paul Ho

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Say more about that chair. 🥺

    • King of Dongles

      King of Dongles

      Pirms 3 Mēnešiem


  • Ankit sen

    Ankit sen

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    your friends are only from America. sorry mate you loose a sub.

  • Suhaib


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    It’s all about aesthetics to me. Agree, doesn’t justify the cost for most but I can’t stand a conventional/ugly fans around my house.

  • C Greenfield

    C Greenfield

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I love the products that dyson makes, they are innovative and original. But their fans are just plain stupid.

  • bwbadger


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Nice analysis. I wonder, did you also measure what air *volume* is moved by each fan vs air *speed*? Do you think there is there any practical difference between volume vs. speed?

  • dipperm1985


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson’s are also portals to the lizard world..

  • Emmanuel Charlot

    Emmanuel Charlot

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson is a tax evading company with a xenophobic agenda (brexit) supporting an extreme right and corrupt government. Please use your buying power to make the world a better place!

  • MeNMyKickz


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Vornado is better than any other fan 💯💯💯

  • Adam Merebi

    Adam Merebi

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Can i get an ID on your computer screen? Thanks

  • Syaufi Shaharuddin

    Syaufi Shaharuddin

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    my neighbour has a 3 blade rotating fan that can consistently blow out air from all angles. that i think is much cooler

  • anthalas9


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Thank you for this!

  • Jelly Donut

    Jelly Donut

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    $650 Dyson fan VS $15 walmart fan.
    Me: Just buy $200 AC that actually cooling your room.

  • William Cheng

    William Cheng

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson need to improve the noise level

  • Oliver Allen

    Oliver Allen

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    If you put a filter on the Walmart fan, you’d see a change.

  • JT


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Loud fans put me right to sleep.. But for $500? I'm good.

  • noel996


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I can imagine repair cost vs buying another $15 fan.

  • excno


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    omg they made an even worse version of siri remote

  • jjjacer


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    i love how they always called it a bladeless fan, when infact it has blades its just inside the base and pushes the air up into the exhaust chambers (although iirc its a squirrel cage fan so not the type of blades like a normal box/desk fan but more like the ones found in cars and hvac units)

  • Mohit Jouhari

    Mohit Jouhari

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Also compare their power usage

  • theWanderer521


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    do their vacuums as well :) love to see a comparison with cheaper machines

  • Alah Mak

    Alah Mak

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    but its a dyson

  • Glyne Martin

    Glyne Martin

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    When less is more...

  • Lokemms Lokemms

    Lokemms Lokemms

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    as always, companies wanted to sell new things that you dont need and you pay big bucks on things you dont need. economics 101. There's a sucker born every minute.

  • G.H.C


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Why does anybody NEED an air purifier? What's the actual real world benefit. If you have nasty stuff in the air at home then a costly air purifier is the wrong solution

  • Steven Chua

    Steven Chua

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Get a xiaomi battery operated fan.

  • David Sosnak

    David Sosnak

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    What colour you have on your wall?

  • Wakka9000


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Isn't dyson thing literally pretty novelty item for rich people?

  • Jagor Jurekovic

    Jagor Jurekovic

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    to be fair, moving a bunch of air through a filter, having very user-friendly software to change anything on the fan, detector and tracker for your air quality, all seeable on an actually useful mobile app, a machined aluminum controller for the fan if you're not into their app, along with a very nice looking and solid metal frame
    a fan that has 3 speed settings
    is not just a matter of airspeed and loudness
    and also I understate how hard and loud it is to move air through a filter

  • Roi Catanghal

    Roi Catanghal

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Nah, as devout Dyson Owner, there's one thing that $15 Dollar Fan can't match: The Name. Ya can't flex with a $15 Dollar Fan but you can with a $700 Dollar Fan! lmao.

  • DavidFrostbite


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    What about a Box Fan + Furnace Filter? The Dysons main selling point is the air filter, and thats probably why the air speed is lower than a standard fan.
    For 40 bucks you can get a box fan and stick a really high quality 20" filter on the back - I have one in my house for wildfire season, and it works great.

  • ET


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson fan looks cool. Ordinary fan makes cool.

  • Cary Cameron

    Cary Cameron

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I agree with the findings but the chart at 3:23 is kinda misleading graphically. Looking at the windspeeds at 6ft away … how is 3.1 so low compared to 5.1?

  • That Guy

    That Guy

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Uhh ... Did we miss the fact that taking a single sample of the tower of air coming out of the dyson might be slightly different than the more focused doughnut of air coming out of the walmart fan? Either way, I do love a good doughnut. Oh shoot, airspeed must be more important than volume. Wait ... Meh .. back to the 🍩...

  • Sharon just sharin

    Sharon just sharin

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    There isn't a link to the cheap Walmart fan that was tested (I like how quiet it is) and the link to the alternative fan is not the one that was tested. My luck would be that the Amazon fan would be noisy. That's just my luck in suitability like this.

  • Rabby Calicdan

    Rabby Calicdan

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson is just flex material. I agree, get two separate devices for separate functions

  • ak101farhan


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Where to find your screen saver?

  • Jason Gooden

    Jason Gooden

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    My air conditioner is quieter than that Dyson fan

  • Chris


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Great Video. But to be honest, I don't think windspeed is the way to compare fans - I'm not trying to install a windturbine in my living room. More interesting would be the air volume these can push.

  • mguzman011


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I think you're missing any measurements regarding total air volume being moved. Not too sure how this would be measured, but pure fan speed might not be the best way to measure.
    For example, if I had a 1" diameter fan that managed to make a 20mph gust, and a 20" diameter fan that *only* made a 5mph gust, I'd still have a larger volume of air being moved by the larger one (probably).

  • Pritish Patil

    Pritish Patil

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I think testing noise by directly keeping mic on path of airflow is not a good way to measure it. Because the direct air hitting the mic will have its own noise.
    A better way would be to keep the mic on the left or right side of the fans, that is, completely away from the air throw off the fans. That's when it'll measure the real noise.

    • Mark Spurrell

      Mark Spurrell

      Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

      Lol, I did that. Obviously.

  • Marc-André Désilets

    Marc-André Désilets

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    That was a very honest review!

  • Ryan 350sx

    Ryan 350sx

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    The air purifier on thes Dyson units are complete garbage.
    They really don’t work that well.
    Dyson admitted they aren’t to be used as an air purifier

  • dalawma chhakchhuak

    dalawma chhakchhuak

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    It will be cool if it can detect corona and then purify it simultaneously

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    $15 isn't necessarily cheaper if it is a fire hazard. Beyond that, I just don't think it fits the décor of your room. If however, you've got other priorities, it's probably okay.

  • Glencoco39


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Try testing without the filters? It probably reduces airflow by over 50%...

  • D1V15OR


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    And of course I get a Dyson blow dryer ad before this

  • Stephen Strong

    Stephen Strong

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I got one for my sister bc she was experiencing the fires in California and had a new baby just to get rid of the smoke particles but the fan is stupid

  • Chimi Changa

    Chimi Changa

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    You'd be surprised to know how power hungry those regular Walmart fans are. I suggest taking a look at inverter stand fans, they're DC instead of AC, and takes a lot less to power them; 30 watts vs 60-80 watts.

  • Neil SP

    Neil SP

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Very informative. I always knew that Dysan Fans is just the Apple version of Fans. Very expensive yet useless.

  • Norman Prima Sagah

    Norman Prima Sagah

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I'm not a big fan of Dyson, but that Dyson fan is pretty big.

  • Edward Wong

    Edward Wong

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Million dollar mousetrap

  • Capitán Salazar

    Capitán Salazar

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson is synonymous for the cheapest non-functional crap I have ever encountered.

  • ravikumar thayagarajan

    ravikumar thayagarajan

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I never used my Dyson fan for cooling. Only for heating purposes.

  • Cω Tham

    Cω Tham

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Or you could get the Blueair Blue Pure Fan, which is quieter, stronger air flow and at about half the price of that Dyson.

  • Dan


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Oh hell no it's that much. Guess I'll never own 1

  • Assassynth


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    And the cheap Walmart can work 24-7 and last years

  • Hazazi Azizan

    Hazazi Azizan

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I have an air conditioner and ceiling fan and i'm thinking about buying one of these two too.

  • Reddylion


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    15 dollar w fan wins..

  • Niko Kapanen

    Niko Kapanen

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    When will canadians stop using feets and fists and fingers as a measurement units?

  • DD S

    DD S

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    How about in terms of electrical consumption?
    Turning on a cheap electrical fan + air purifier vs. Dyson fan

  • Tom Foolery

    Tom Foolery

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson is the Macintosh of literal air.

  • Sam Yun

    Sam Yun

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson makes the best products, but it also makes trashy products. The vacuum cleaner is very good, but it is durable for two to three years and the Dyson fan performs air-cleaning functions, but it is noisy and disturbing. If you're looking for a quiet and usable fan, a smart fan made by copycat Xiaomi will be the perfect choice.

  • Teck ErZ

    Teck ErZ

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    I tried a Dyson fan once and it's definitely not worth it. The high pitched sound from the tiny "bladeless" design drove me nuts. The noise was like nails on a chalk board plus the price was just too much. You can buy a good fan and air purifier for much less!

  • Strato Side

    Strato Side

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    dyson one acts as a piece of furniture, the fact that it looks nice makes it more expensive

  • Juksu


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    What a surprise, dyson provided air filtration, brand and design. Still not nearly worth the money imo.

  • Core Art Alex

    Core Art Alex

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    And which one uses more power.? .... that would be another option for me to decide.

  • DJN 1

    DJN 1

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    It always amazes me how ppl will pay so much more for design over functionality

  • Ideaz Wizdom

    Ideaz Wizdom

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Fan noise is necessary to my sleep.

  • ptrinch


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Would have loved to see the comparison done on comparable measures rather than arbitrary 1-10 or low/med/high settings. Such as wind speed to dB for each unit. Basically... move far enough away until the cheep fan measures the same windspeed as the Dyson does at 6 feet, then measure the dB for each unit at their respective distances.

  • tmac20031


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson’s aren’t for everyone, and that’s the point. Dyson is a design house. You aren’t just paying for utility.

  • Louis Calata

    Louis Calata

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    not a big FAN of the dyson fan, but the cryptomic is such a good buy for someone living in the San Francisco Bay Area (yearly fires). i just have it plugged in, and cleans the air whenever it detects it. detects the humidity and adapts to it. haven't had any respiratory problem since I bought it. of course, its expensive but hospital bills literally puts people in a debt hole

  • DJ Deckard Cain

    DJ Deckard Cain

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    So all in all, for a fan.... the walmart fan wins.

  • Arvind Talukdar

    Arvind Talukdar

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    The Dustin fan doesn’t look like a fan but more of an aesthetic decoration in a home. That’s the appeal. The Walmart fan is ugly.

  • Joseph Lennon

    Joseph Lennon

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    The early fan only dyson products aside, I believe most people purchase these dyson products as air purifiers first and fans second. I count myself in that category. How well does the Walmart fan purify the air? If you visit Dyson's website these "fans" are listed under their air treatment category. The quick setup guide recommends leaving it in its auto mode as to only run based on air quality conditions. This is somewhat of an apple an oranges comparison here.

  • Nakul Sri

    Nakul Sri

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Money money money 💸💰

  • Kasper W

    Kasper W

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Love your comparison 👍🏻
    Without the gadgets, our existing ears and skin can already know that the Dyson fan is an overselling thing. But we just find it hard to get our own head around that visual beauty of the a Dyson fan I guess. So I relented and bought one Dyson fan myself and it’s just been sitting pretty in places I don’t need it much. Haha.

  • siwin chaisooksang

    siwin chaisooksang

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Sir James Dyson is unhappy with this???

  • Виталий Терещенков

    Виталий Терещенков

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    hm. could dyson carry more air at the lower speed ?
    then what would you pick ? more aggressive and more narrow flow or the opposite less aggressive and wider one ?

  • tchouzebra


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Air multiplier is not about wind speed, it’s about volume of air moved, not the same, for example at a certain distance you’ll feel the air from the walmart fan on the top of your body only whereas the Dyson stream will hit all of it.

  • Mau G

    Mau G

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    European thing. Objectify stuff & charge a hell

  • urband10


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson is the Apple of the Fan world.

  • Carlito


    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson : I can sleep at night ( linear airflow)
    Walmart type : kept waking me up
    Dyson : wins ( and bonus its dust free)

    • Jonas Rosenven

      Jonas Rosenven

      Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

      I recommend a ceiling fan. Because they are so big they don't blow air directly at you - they just circulate the air in the whole room. A bonus is that they aren't noisy either because they don't have to turn as fast as a normal fan.

  • JME R

    JME R

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Dyson trying to reinvent the wheel, I mean Fan

  • Nathan Reyes

    Nathan Reyes

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    These are OnlyFans but i love them! Necessity for the bedroom

  • ZLQRNN Tee

    ZLQRNN Tee

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    How about energy saving???

  • Just Only John

    Just Only John

    Pirms 3 Mēnešiem

    Grappling with a titan in the industry of LUXERY machines?
    Objective metrics or air movement and noise... not how it fit's into your home environment/decor, or works _(serves a purpose)_ over time: Honestly, that would take a long time to meaningfully measure.
    How much do the filters for the Dyson cost? How effective are these cartridges? What are the outcomes in health and wellbeing afforded from sharing a room with this overpriced machine? NONE
    Novel, even inventive when it's just a superficial artifice crafted to dazzle elite buyers, who care more about putting on a show than clean air.