Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer vs. BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer: Which Is Better?

We tested these popular hair dryers side-by-side and found a clear winner

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Byrdie / Jhett Thompson

As far as blow dryers are concerned, Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer are two of the most popular choices. Though they have a lot in common, like powerful heat and speed settings, long cords, and accompanying attachments, there are some clear differences. But which one should you choose? 

Our team of editors and testers tried more than 30 hair dryers in The Lab and at-home. Our most recent test analyzed the differences between the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer—taking into account weight, settings, attachments, and technology—to uncover the winner. Our testers paid attention to the little things, like how sturdy the attachments were, as well as bigger details, like how comfortably each dryer sat in their hands. 

The Bottom Line

All of the beauty lovers in our tests were unanimous in choosing the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer over all other options, including the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer. While the Dyson is a bigger financial investment, our testers thought it was powerful, quick, and sturdy in ways that the BaByliss isn’t.

Keep reading for our in-depth comparison of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer versus the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

5
Dyson

 Ulta

What We Like
  • Futuristic design with high-tech features

  • Includes five magnetic attachments

  • Lightweight and easy to control

  • Two-year warranty

What We Don't Like
  • It has a high price point

  • Directions for attachments can be confusing at first

Price at time of publish: $430

Whom It’s For: In the world of dryers, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer resides in a class of its own. The brand, known for creating the Rolls-Royce of vacuums, has done the same with hair tools, dominating the category with each new launch. This high-ticket blow dryer boasts all kinds of tech features: A sensor that measures the temperature to prevent heat damage, a high-velocity jet for faster drying, and five magnetic styling attachments.

Max Temp: 212 degrees | Features: 5 Magnetic styling attachments, Cool to touch, Ionic technology, 3 Speed and 4 heat settings | Wireless: No

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer

4.6
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer

 Babybliss

What We Like
  • Standard design with ionic technology

  • Includes one concentrator attachment

  • Powerful settings that dry coarse, thick hair in minutes

  • Four-year warranty

What We Don't Like
  • Temperature runs hot

  • Only comes with one attachment

Price at time of publish: $90

Whom It’s For: Those who are looking to wrangle thick, luscious hair on a budget will be impressed by the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer. The tool itself is lightweight, but as far as features are concerned, it’s pretty powerful. While it doesn’t come with as many accessories as the Dyson, it’s still a good choice, thanks to its ionic technology that effectively reduces frizz.

Max Temp: N/A | Features: Concentrator attachment, Nano titanium heat technology, Ion generator, 2 speed and 3 heat settings | Wireless: No

How We Tested

Byrdie editors did extensive research on popular hair dryers, taking expert recommendations and consumer reviews into account before choosing 30 to test out first-hand in The Lab, our Manhattan-based product testing facility. Our testers assessed each one based on drying performance, durability, and any extra bells and whistles, before deciding on a rating from one to five. The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer ranked high, compared to other options. 

What We Considered

Weight

Winner: It’s a tie.

The Dyson weighs around 1.8 pounds, while the BaBylissPRO clocks in around 1 pound. In the grand scheme of things, the distinction isn’t that drastic, so as far as weight is concerned, you can’t go wrong with either one. Ultimately, the BaBylissPRO weighs less, but the design of the Dyson distributes weight a little better for an easier grip.

What Our Editors Say

“The BaBylissPRO hair dryer feels lightweight and easy to control. But the shape of the Dyson feels much more balanced, since it doesn’t have a large back end.” —Shannon M. Bauer, Senior Beauty Commerce Editor

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer

Jessica Juliao

Settings

Winner: Dyson Supersonic

Despite the fact that the BaBylissPRO has three speed and heat settings, each of which was designed to be distributed evenly to prevent burning and breakage, the Dyson can’t be beat in this category. It has four heat settings—high for fast drying, medium for regular drying, low for cooler drying and diffusing, and a cold shot to set hair after styling—as well as three speed settings. The best part: It’s equipped with heat shield technology so that surfaces of the tool stay cool, even during close-up styling. It comes with temperature control, so you don’t experience that all-too-familiar smell of burning hair. 

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Jessica Juliao

Attachments

Winner: Dyson Supersonic

When comparing just about any blow dryer to a Dyson, it’s impossible to upstage the tool’s carefully designed attachments. The BaBylissPRO does come with a concentrator nozzle (to help guide air flow to a particular area), but that’s about it. The Dyson, on the other hand, comes with five magnetic attachments—flyaway attachment, styling concentrator, diffuser, wide-tooth comb, and gentle air attachment—for easy, gentle styling.

What Our Editors Say

“Each attachment clips into the hair dryer effortlessly with a magnet and it doesn’t come apart, they’re super strong.”—Shannon Bauer

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Byrdie / Jessica Juliao

Technology

Winner: Dyson Supersonic

Yes, the Dyson is a more expensive dryer, but with that price tag come quality, high-tech features. Among negative ions to help reduce static in hair, a high-velocity jet of controlled air for more precise styling, and a temperature-regulating technology to prevent heat damage, the designers of the Dyson really thought of everything. That’s not to say that the BaByliss, which is significantly less expensive, is less technologically savvy, but there are some notable drawbacks. Despite an ion generator and nano titanium technology to reduce frizz, the BaBylissPRO’s design feels slightly clunky and less advanced than the Dyson. Still, if you’re on a budget and technology isn’t a dealbreaker for you, the BaBylissPRO is still a great blow dryer that will ensure smooth, silky blowouts from home.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Jessica Juliao

Value

Winner: Dyson Supersonic

Though the Dyson is pricey for a hair dryer, it’s justified when you consider the quality and value. Expect the features to be minimal and the technology to be less sophisticated on a cheaper model, whereas more expensive dryers will have multiple heat and speed settings, as well as come with attachments. The Dyson set up  was thoughtfully designed, from a temperature-measuring sensor to eliminate heat damage, a high-speed motor, and five super unique magnetic attachments—no detail was overlooked. Many of the beauty experts on our staff have used this dryer for years, and have recommended it to friends and family. If you can afford this hair dryer (or afford to splurge on it) and plan to use it for several years, then it’s worth the investment. 

The BaBylissPRO is significantly less expensive, with some notable drawbacks. Despite being slightly less heavy than the Dyson, the shape of the dryer itself can be a little clunky. Testers felt that it was easy to maneuver, but they weren’t blown away by the design. It also comes with fewer accessories and isn’t as high-tech. If you’re on a budget and these flaws aren’t dealbreakers for you, the BaBylissPRO is still an excellent choice that will last you a while and provide smooth blowouts.

What You Can Expect to Pay

When shopping for a hair dryer, you can expect to pay anywhere from about $50 to well over $600. When it comes to the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and all of its attachments and technology, we think the price tag is worth it. Most of the hair dryers our testers loved were between $150 and $600. When determining the right blow dryer for you, you should consider how long you need it to last, how often you’ll use it, and which features and attachments mean the most to you. 

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Did you notice the Byrdie Verified seal of approval at the top of this story? This seal means that our team has researched and tested every product on this list using a unique methodology that’s designed to focus on what our readers really want to know—and to deliver insights that you can’t find anywhere else. Occasionally, beauty brands and PR agencies will send us samples for coverage consideration, but our thoughts and opinions are fully our own. If you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations. In short, the Byrdie Verified seal stands for product recommendations you can trust.

Why Trust Byrdie

Caitlyn Martyn is an experienced writer in the beauty industry and product tester specializing in cosmetics. She has tested dozens of blow dryers—including those on this list. Caitlyn has been a writer at Byrdie since 2022, where she covers all things beauty. 

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