Dyson Ball Compact, Dyson Ball Multi Floor, Dyson Ball Allergy, Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal and Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal Allergy vacuum cleaners are new generation of vacuum cleaners from Dyson. They are upright vacuum cleaners, based on tested cyclone separation technology. With so many features, options and additional cleaning tools, many people wonder which model is right for them.

Dyson Ball vacuum cleaners come in several version: Dyson Ball Compact, Dyson Ball Multi Floor and Dyson Ball Allergic.

Generally, these vacuums are replacing DC50, DC65 and similar Dyson's models. However, new DC50 and DC65 still can be easily found at great price and with refurbished DC50 and DC65 (with warranty of at least 6 months) having very acceptable price, one should have them in mind, too, especially when buying on the tight budget.

Dyson Big Ball Cinetic vacuums come in two versions (probably will that change soon, too): Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal and Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal Allergy.

They are both big, sturdy, strong and reliable uprights that can clean multiple surfaces with excellent air filtration. They come with many cleaning tools and, of course, with nice price tag.

Often Big Ball Cinetic vacuums are tagged as Dyson DC75 vacuums.

Comparison of these models is given in the following table:

Model

Dyson Ball Compact Animal

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Dyson Ball Allergy Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal Plus Allergy
Photo dyson ball compact 1 dyson dc65 ball multi floor 1 dyson ball allergy 1 dyson dc75 cinetic big ball animal 1 dyson dc75
 Weight 11.6 lbs 17.3 lbs 17.3 lbs   19.2 lbs 19.2 lbs
Dimensions (HxWxD)  30.1x11x13.9 in 42.4x13.4x15.4 in 42.4x13.4x15.4 in  43.3x13.4x17.2 in   43.3x13.4x17.2 in
 Cord Length  25 ft  30 ft 30 ft  35 ft 35 ft
Max Reach  33.4 ft  45 ft 45 ft  50 ft  50 ft
 Bin Capacity  0.21 gal  0.55 gal 0.55 gal  0.57 gal  0.57 gal
 Suction Power  128 air-watts  245 air-wats 245 air-wats   180 air-watts  180 air-watts
Cyclone Filtering Technology 2 Tier Radial Radial Root Radial Root Dyson Cinetic Sceince Dyson Cinetic Science
 Self-adjusting cleaner head for carpets and hard floors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instant high-reach wand  Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stair Tool Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Combination Tool Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tangle-free Turbine Tool Yes - - Yes Yes
Carbon Fiber soft dusting brush - - Yes - Yes 
Multi-angle brush, mattress tool, reach under tool, tool bag - - mattress tool; reach under tool - Yes
Warranty  5 Years 5 Years  5 Years 5 Years  5 Years 
Amazon Link Dyson Ball Compact Upright Vacuum Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Dyson Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Vacuum Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Plus Allergy

Note: Dyson's models, 'what's in the box', warranty with other options and features, change over time, so be sure to read carefully data offered to you when actually buying, not only these, but also all other vacuums and appliances. Also, Amazon links open in the new windows, so feel free to check them.

Dyson Ball Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner

stair tool 1Dyson Ball Compact is the smallest and the lightest of all 5 models.

It has self-adjusting cleaner head with anti-static carbon fiber filaments for increased dirt pick-up across all floors. Filtration is based on 2 Tier Radial Cyclone technology - it is bagless technology using easy-to-clean dirt bin and provides no loss of suction, regardless how filled dirt bin is. Although 'the weakest' of them all, this model is also HEPA certified.

Due to its smaller dimensions and small weight, Ball Compact models turn on the spot and steers easily in tight spaces. It can be operated by kids and elderly.

Although it is rather sturdy vacuum, due to its smaller size, it has the smallest capacity (0.21 gal), shortest cord (25 feet) and weakest suction (128 air-watts).

Like all other similar Dyson vacuums, it comes with 5 year parts and labor warranty when purchased from an authorized reseller.

It doesn't come with certain cleaning tools like 'Allergy' models, but if required, those tools can be purchased separately. But, it does come with tangle-free turbine tool - checked on official Dyson web site - great aid in cleaning pet and human hair from various surfaces.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to follow Dyson Ball Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum

combination tool 1Dyson Ball Multi Floor is very similar Dyson Ball Compact model. It comes with the same set of additional cleaning tools (stair and combination tools), but it is bigger and hence has stronger suction, longer cord, larger dirt bin etc.

Filtration is based on Radial Root Cyclone technology - similar bagless technology providing high level of air filtration without suction loss regardless how dirt bin is full. This model also provides HEPA grade exhaust filtration, which is very important for people with asthma and other breathing health issues.

It is heavier than Ball Compact model and thus require more strength to operate, but it is still rather maneuverable.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to follow Dyson Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Dyson Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum Cleaner

reach under toolDyson Ball Allergy is essentially Dyson Ball Multi Floor upright vacuum cleaner with additional cleaning tools - carbon fiber soft dusting brush, mattress tool and reach under tool. These extra tools help remove fine dust and allergens from difficult to reach places.

This model also provides HEPA grade air filtration and practically all other performances and options like Dyson Ball Multi Floor upright vacuum cleaner - 245 air-watts of suction power, easy steering and maneuvering despite 17.2 lbs of weight, 0.55 easy-to-clean dirt bin, 30 feet long power cord with 45 feet of total reach (very important for large homes) etc.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Dyson Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Vacuum

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball upright vacuums use Dyson Cinetic Science air filtration technology - Dyson Cinetic tips oscillate at high frequencies (up to 5,000 Hz), separating the microscopic dust particles from the air. Such dust particles could clog mechanical air filters and decrease the suction, until filters are replaced or washed. As with all similar models, Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal vacuum cleaner is HEPA certified.

It is bagless upright vacuum cleaner, offering constant suction power. Although slightly heavier than Dyson Ball vacuums, it has somewhat weaker suction at 180 air-watts - still very respectable value.

tangle free turbine toolThe tangle-free turbine tool is highly recommended for pet owners - turbine tool is equipped with counter-rotating heads with brushes that remove pet and human hair from carpets, rugs and upholstery.

It also has self-adjusting cleaner head which seals in suction across carpets and hard floors. The motorized brush bar is equipped with stiff nylon bristles which drives deep into the carpets and rugs, to help remove deep ground-in dirt.

Power cord is 35 ft long, maximum reach is 50 ft, weight around 19.2 lbs, 0.57 gal dirt bin, warranty 5 years. Great vacuum cleaner that comes with nice price tag - but, what you pay is what you get.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Plus Allergy

This is essentially Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal upright vacuum cleaner with extra tools to help remove fine dust particles and allergens from hard to reach surfaces.

dyson mattress toolList of tools include:

- tangle-free turbine tool,

- carbon fiber soft dusting brush,

- reach under tool,

- multi-angle brush,

- mattress tool.

Other specifications are the same: power cord is 35 ft long, maximum reach is 50 ft, weight is around 19.2 lbs, 180 air-watts suction, it has 0.57 gal dirt bin and when purchased from authorized resellers it comes with 5 years warranty.

Note: Dyson cyclonic technology is often advertised as having hygienic bin emptying - to release the dirt, all what one has to do is to push the button. Actually, that is true statement, just be sure to do that from low height, with lower part of your dirt bin already in the dirt can or cloud of dirt and dust can easily spread around - this is not a Dyson's fault, but common users' error.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to follow Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Plus Allergy Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Our recommendation - all these 5 models will do their job thoroughly, however, Dyson Cinetic Science technology enables one to avoid filter cleaning - for life.

So, people with having such issues should choose Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal. 'Animal Plus Allergy' version is recommended for people with allergies, asthma, kids, pets etc - it is pricey, but it is great upright vacuum cleaner with 35 feet power cord and 50 feet maximum reach - enough to cover really large area.

If you don't mind occasional filter cleaning, Dyson Ball upright vacuums are cheaper choice. Here too, one can choose between various models, with the most expensive one having all available tools included, except tangle-free turbine tool, which is very important tool for pet owners.

Fortunately, Dyson tangle-free turbine tool can be purchased separately and it fits all newer models of Dyson's upright vacuums.

Dyson Ball Compact Animal (Formerly DC50 Animal) is very light vacuum cleaner that is the weakest of these models, but it is perfect for elderly people and people with kids that like to help around the house. Dyson Ball Compact Animal doesn't have certain cleaning tools, but if required, they can be purchased later.

Author choice - Dyson Ball Compact Animal with additional free-tangle turbine tool. I don't mind cleaning filter from time to time by myself; I don't have pets, but my wife and daughter like their hair - long.

Even with a additional free-tangle turbine tool:

- it is still cheaper than 'Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Plus Allergy' model, has stronger suction, missing multi-angle tool brush,

- price tag is around Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal model, but it has stronger suction and few more, very important cleaning tools (carbon fiber soft dusting brush, mattress tool, reach under tool).

 In the end, when choosing main home vacuum cleaner, it all comes to personal preferences and individual needs and requirements.

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