Centrix Q-Zone Dryer
- Technology greatly reduces salon noise pollution
- 2 speed high performance motor
- Dual cool shot position. front and back of grip
- Includes concentrator
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Choose setting and dry as usual. If attaching a Cricket Diffuser, click on included Power Boost attachment first.
Top Customer Reviews
It was immediately apparent on my initial examination... the key to the quiet design is that it includes a 'Squirrel Cage' type fan (see the images I published above). This type of fan, due to its larger diameter, requires lower revolutions-per-minute to produce the same air flow as a straight through in-line fan. With the slower turning, this makes for an inherently quieter motor requirement. The audible frequencies of this unit are, therefore, in a lower 'hushed' range. This is also how central heat/air conditioning units produce air flow, also very quietly.
Some have mildly complained/commented that this is a 'big' hair dryer. It is true that this is no compact unit, nor was it intended to be. it is a salon size hair dryer. It is a bit bigger (wider) than most, but it is a fair trade-off for the quietness. It is not obtrusively large compared to other full sized dryers and, in my opinion, is not at all heavy for it's size. It, however, needs to be wider than others in order to include this fan which, as I noted before, is larger in diameter and is oriented perpendicular to normal dryers.
Another contributer to air noise in general is air turbulence. This dryer has more air intake area, which should contribute to less turbulent flow of air being drawn in. Any restrictions in air flow cause turbulence, and will result in noise.Read more ›
I bought the Centrix Q Zone because it was on a great sale. I got it for about $70 bucks and though it works well, I'm glad I didn't pay more for it. I was interested in a lower wattage dryer that supposedly had the same oomph as my 1875 watt dryer. I was also intrigued by it's quiet claim.
Straight out of the box, the Centrix Q doesn't have as much air power as my cheaper dryer. Once I attached the "power boost" attachment and the concentrator, it had the same air power as my other dryer. The low speed on this hair dryer is VERY quiet, but useless if you are straightening your hair. On the high speed the Centrix Q isn't noticably quieter than my other dryer. Using the Centrix Q hasn't cut down my drying time, but it hasn't extended it either. It isn't any lighter or heaver than my other dryer. I've only had it for about 4 months, so we'll see if it lasts longer than 12-18 months. In the mean time I wonder if I'm saving the environment by using 375 fewer watts every day. Maybe?
Also, if having the cool shot button is really important to you, you probably won't love this dryer. If you hold the button down forever the air will eventually become somewhat cooler, but it is hardly a "cool shot" button like my other dryer. I don't use it extensively, so it isn't a big deal for me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely would have loved to give this dryer five stars. It is comfortable, quiet in that there is the sound of moving air -- but no higher frequency screeching whatsoever, and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by ExBrooklyn
Quiet, powerful, reliable hairdryer. Best hairdryer I have used.Published 9 days ago by Kathleen Zieniewicz
I bought this because I wanted a quiet hair dryer, which it is, but after having it for a few months it's clear it just does not get that hot. Read morePublished 9 days ago by UrbanaGirl
This blow dryer is awesome. I am a hairstylist (20+years) and I am absolutely loving the performance of this dryer. It IS quiet, lightweight (how DO they do it?). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Olen Knight
Bought it because it was supposed to be quiet. It was more quiet than some others but it died after one year. The motor failed. Definitely too much money for this item.Published 1 month ago by Thomas K. Zientak
This dryer is quiet, there is no high pitched whine as in other dryers. That being said the price to pay for the quiet is a fairly heavy dryer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Love it! If you're still using a $30 hair dryer...get rid of yours and buy this. No comparison.Published 1 month ago by DiverseOptions
A lot quieter, 2nd one. Would definitely order again. Also works great on our yorkie because it's so much quieter :)Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer