Dyson vs Shark: I love these brands and am happy to compare two brands that I really like: Dyson vs Shark. And I’m not just talking about popularity and marketing, but also about the real technical things that are ultimately important: suction, filtration, attachments, usability, durability and natural price. In recent months, I have worked extensively on models of both brands. But it’s at a point where I have to respond to questions like “Which vacuum brand is the best, Dyson or Shark?” Every other day, so I decided to make an extensive study on this subject. Each brand has made considerable efforts to reach the widest possible audience, so you can buy from manufacturers, lightweight, boxes or towel suits. In addition, Shark has made a lot of effort to expand the distribution of steam pads and scrubbers, and today you can buy their Pocket models, the Steam and Spray or their Sonic Duo. In the meantime, I have done a comparative review for this article to the following below:
Table of Content
- Dyson vs Shark companies and market share
- Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NV652) against Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vs Dyson DC65 – top of the line upright
- Shark Rocket TruePet vs Dyson DC59 Motorhead vs Shark Rotator (SV1107) – Wireless and Lightweight
- Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NR96) against Dyson Cinetic vs Dsyon DC47 cans
- Shark Cordless Pet Perfect II vs. Dyson Dc58 – handhelds
- My final verdict on Dyson vs Shark
In short, 30 seconds video under the CEO of Shark, Mark Rosenzweig tells us that an independent third party study has been conducted to compare these Dyson vs Shark models and confirm that two of the 3 American households confirm the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away have been preferred.
If you are looking for this Shark straight up in action, the video review under the courtesy of the Vacuum Cleaner Advisor is the most thorough we have found. Definitely worth a watch if you have a reserve 20 minutes!
Dyson vs Shark – Compare the brands
Shark is a Euro-Pro company that sells its products based on telemarketing, a form of marketing that uses extensive TV commercials. One of their most important advertising providers is Sitel, a giant in the field of customized marketing solutions. This particular form of advertising works very well in our country (US), but has little success on other continents (such as Europe or Australia). Unlike Shark, Dyson expanded its market range and serves countries with flying colors such as Japan, the United Kingdom and Canada.
A spicy news you might have heard, Shark has recently sued Dyson for his marketing logo: “Twice the suction”, used in both TV and product packaging, has been similar to XLERATOR a few years ago. I am not going to debate this, although I do not find the slogan as naive and informative as most of us do. There is a certain level of negativity and opaqueness that exceeds this multimillion line. Yet there’s a catch: Dyson launched this slogan for launching the latest Rotator Powered Lift-Away (which is compared to the last Dyson in the next section). At the beginning, there is a great possibility that it actually reflects the reality. With the latest Rotator upright, the shark got caught and was frustrated by its stubbornness.
- 0.1 Dyson vs Shark Suction
- 0.2 Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NV652) vs Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vs Dyson DC65 – what’s the best upright?
- 0.3 Shark Rocket TruePet vs Dyson V6 Absolute vs Shark Rotator (SV1107) – What is the best wireless and lightweight?
- 0.4 Shark Rocket TruePet
- 0.5 Dyson V6 Absolute
- 0.6 Shark Rotator (SV1107)
- 0.7 Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NR96) vs. Dyson Cinetic vs. Dyson DC47 – Which canister should you buy?
- 1 Miele vs Dyson Comparisons
- 2 My Final Verdict on Dyson vs Shark
Dyson vs Shark Suction
|Number of employees||600||4500|
|2014 turnover||estimated $1.2 billion||estimated $8 billion|
|Market share||Estimated market share: 20%, according to this Forbes article. Estimated brand popularity: 5% according to my research||Estimated market share: 25%, based on the 2012 reports, but I would love newer figures from you guys.|
|History||Euro Pro is a 100 year old company, but Shark started just 30 years ago, in 1985.||Just 20 years of history took Dyson to become a titan among the moguls of this industry.|
Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NV652) vs Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vs Dyson DC65 – what’s the best upright?
|Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet||Dyson Cinetic Big Ball||Dyson DC65 Animal Complete|
|Suction Power||270AW (according to their site)||180 AW (according to their site)||245 AW (according to their site)|
|Filtration||Complete Sealed HEPA System||Cinetic technology – no need for filters||Radial Root Cyclone technology + Lifetime washable post filter|
|Accessories||– Dusting Brush
– Crevice Tool
– Pet Upholstery Tool
– True Pet Mini Motorized Brush
– Accessory Bag
|– Combination tool
– Stair tool
– Tangle-free Turbine tool
– Multi-angle brush
– Mattress tool
– Carbon fiber soft dusting brush
– Reach under tool
– Accessory tool bag
|– Tangle-free Turbine tool
– Stiff bristle brush
– Soft dusting brush
– Multi-angle brush
– Zorb carpet maintenance powder
|Bin capacity||0.825 gallons||0.57 gallons||0.55 gallons|
|Weight||15.6 lbs||19.8 lbs||17.35 lbs|
|Warranty||7 years||5 years||5 years|
|Price||$289.99 or if you buy it directly from Shark’s site, $249.75 with a steam mop as bonus.||–||$569.41|
Dyson definitely disappears with the appearance of the latest Rotator, which is surprisingly good. Even better, this device has a 7-year warranty and has (at least in theory, assuming Shark does not tell us lies) a powerful 270AW, the kind I’ve only seen in commercial sincere vacuum cleaners. Although there is a clear lack of quality and design (taste) between the Rotator and the Big Ball Cinetic (or the DC65), Shark is hard behind and more and more customers share forums and online retailers with their SharkClean happy story. For an incredible $ 250, Shark also offers a steam top, which IMO is great because it includes 95% of the cleaning needs. Long story short: Shark 1 – Dyson 0.
Shark Rocket TruePet vs Dyson V6 Absolute vs Shark Rotator (SV1107) – What is the best wireless and lightweight?
Shark Rotator (SV1107)
|Suction Power||Better suction than the DC40 (at least that’s what Shark is advertising on their product page). Anyway, I’ve put my hands on both the classic Rocket and on the TruePet edition, and the latter has far better suction, so I’ll count this as an improvement.||28 Air Watts (Standard Power) / 100 Air Watts (Boost mode)||Standard suction, comparable with the standard mode of the Dyson DC59. I would approximate it at around 25 AW.|
|Filtration||Advanced cyclonic technology and washable filters provide an acceptable filtration level.||Rinsable/washable filter together with 2 tiers of radial cyclones deliver a standard filtration.||Washable filters.|
|Batteries data / Cord length||Is a corded vacuum cleaner, with 30 ft of power cord.||Runs by pressing a trigger, and lasts around 24 minutes. Uses nickel manganese cobalt batteries, which are dependable and recharge in less than 4h.||Runs between 15 and 20 minutes, depending on the cleaning mode. The batteries have to be charged between 3 and 6 hours.|
|Bin capacity||0.22 gallons||0.105 gallons||0.30 gallons|
|Weight||8.1 lbs||4.9 lbs||10.1 lbs|
|Warranty||5 years||2 years||1 year|
As far as wireless vacuum is concerned, I have always stumbled upon people who do not understand that these types of vacuum are not the same with their related relatives in terms of performance. It’s actually very logical: battery operated vacuum cleaners use AC power input received from rechargeable batteries (in most cases, Li-Ion, although the NMCs have recently touched). Regardless of how well the batteries are or how fast they charge, they will exhaust after a while and their exhaustion follows the drop in suction power. Most wireless vacuum cleaners take about 15, 20 minutes of continuous use. More than that, it’s a gift to be cherished. Dyson’s V6 is a great wireless vacuum, but comparing the cut Shark Rocked would be like comparing pears with apples. Conclusion: It’s a tie this round!
Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NR96) vs. Dyson Cinetic vs. Dyson DC47 – Which canister should you buy?
|Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away (NR96)||Dyson Cinetic||Dyson DC47|
|Suction Power||The first canister from Shark has a decent suction power. The producer hasn’t provided exact figures, but my estimates are anywhere between 140AW to 160AW.||230 AW||170 AW|
|Filtration||Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + HEPA filters and cyclonic technology.||Cinetic technology + non-washable lifetime postmotor filter.||2 tiers of cyclones and lifetime washable pre and post motor filter|
|Attachments||You can buy several accessories, including: a dusting brush, a standard crevice tool, a power brush, a straight suction nozzle, the TruePet mini motorized brush, the Dust-Away hard floor attachment, a under appliance wand, a Home & Car detail kit and a multi-angle dusting brush.||– Tangle-free turbine tool
– Combination crevice/brush tool
– Stair tool
|– Carbon fiber floor tool
– Stair tool
– Combination tool
|Dust capacity||0.6 gallons||0.53 gallons||0.153 gallons|
|Weight & dimensions||22 lbs||15.7 lbs||13.8 lbs|
|Warranty||2 years||5 years||5 years|
Miele vs Dyson Comparisons
Checkout miele and dyson comparisons below
One can first of all note the experience Dyson has in the field of cloth bags. Practical Shark does not matter at all in this chapter. There are several Dyson models available, and the most complete include the latest Dyson Cinetic (some say it will be released in America under the name DC52) and the DC47, which conquer both Shark’s only box. Dyson vs Shark It’s a tie in general.
Shark Cordless Pet Perfect II vs Dyson DC58–how good are these handhelds?
|Shark Cordless Pet Perfect II||Dyson DC58|
|Suction Power||Less than 30AW.||28 AW (Standard Power) or 100 AW (Boost mode)|
|Attachments||– wall-mountable deluxe charging stand
– extra-large motorized brush
– crevice tool
– dusting brush
|– Crevice tool
– Combination tool
|Dust capacity||0.1 gallons||0.12 gallons|
|Weight & dimensions||4.2 lbs||3.4 lbs|
|Warranty||1 year||2 years|
Shark Cordless Pet may be in the second version, but it needs many improvements before it can reach the DC58. Having said that, it’s still $ 100- $ 150 cheaper, so I think there’s a balance here. However, I will win this round for Dyson, especially those other wireless vacuum cleaners, as the DC59 can be transformed into handhelds.
My Final Verdict on Dyson vs Shark
Finally, whether you choose Dyson or Shark vacuum cleaner, it’s a decision that needs to be based on your needs. You need to focus on factors such as performance, budget, ease of use, the area to be cleaned, pet hair and special needs by weight. It should not be about choosing a brand over the other because you like it. However, it is remarkable that Shark or Dyson gives solid competition in comparing their performance and price difference. Feel free to post your reaction to Dyson vs Shark!