The Hot Tools Whisper Quiet Ionic Dryer didn't indicate anywhere how many watts it drew -- not on the box, or on the dryer, or in the user guide. I found a web site out there, though, that listed it as 1600 watts.
Results? This one was indeed quiet: this is the quietest one so far when on High -- even quieter than the more expensive and less powerful Centrix -- and the third quietest on Low.
ï»¿The Revlon Quiet Pro Ionic drew only 1600 watts, and wasn't as powerful as most of the other hairdryers. ï»¿
On High, this is the quietest hair dryer we've tested, even quieter than the less powerful Centrix Q Zone. On Low, the Revlon Quiet Pro is just a few decibels louder than the Centrix.
Overall, Revlon still makes the quietest hair dryers!
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This very expensive ($108) hair dryer was nicely packaged and had a slick look. It did not list its wattage anywhere on the dryer or in the packaging, but various internet sources identified it as an 1800 watt-er. Incidentally: despite the name Featherweight, it didn't strike me as particularly light.
ï»¿My testing showed that this was one of the loudest hair dryers on its High setting, and one of the softest on Low.
Next Up: the Revlon Quiet Pro Ionic 1600. ï»¿
The Centrix Q Zone Quiet was a pricey dryer ($85) that claims to be "insanely quiet." Our tests confirmed it: the Q Zone is indeed a quieter hair dryer. But at only 1500 watts, it seemed weak. It would take a much longer time to dry your hair with this one.
Next up: The T3 Featherweight 2: does a hefty price tag mean a quieter dryer? This was the most expensive dryer in our tests -- $108!
Here are the results of the five hair dryers I have tested so far. I made two charts: one for the highest setting and one for the lowest and I arranged them from quietest to loudest. You can see that the Revlons are the quietest, and the Conairs, generally, the loudest.
Coming soon: hair dryers with "quiet" in their names.
Up next: a Remington model with a bit of a different shape.
Quieter than the Conair Ionic Conditioning when on the lowest setting, but louder than the Revlon Frizz Control.
Next: The Conair YOU Style and Protect 1875 Watt Full Size Styler.
Coming soon: hair dryers with the word "quiet" in their names.