CATEGORY : Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952 VS. Dyson DC65 Animal

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7.7
Winner:

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952

Reasons to buy Shark APEX DuoClean AX952:

  • button icon Noise Reduction Technology.
  • button icon LED-lights provide visibility in dark spaces.
  • button icon DuoClean-Technology picks-up dirt on Carpets & Floors.
  • button icon Powered-Lift Away Technology to clean hard-to-reach areas.
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7.1
Runners Up:

Dyson DC65 Animal

Reasons to buy Dyson DC65 Animal :

  • button icon Reconfigured brush bar with 25% more power.
  • button icon Deep cleans carpets using a Stiff Bristle Brush.
  • button icon Removes pet-hair using a Tangle-free Turbine tool.
  • button icon Cleans under hard-to-reach places using an Up-Top-Tool & Reach-Under-Tool.
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952

  • Quiet Operation
USABILITY
DRAW :
DESIGN
WINNER :

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952

  • LED Lights
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Shark APEX DuoClean AX952

Reasons why we like it:

  • Quiet Operation
  • LED Lights
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COMPARISON – Shark APEX DuoClean AX952 VS. Dyson DC65 Animal

PERFORMANCE

Suction Power

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

300-airwatts of maximum-suction.

Yes

It features a Maximum Suction Power of 245-Watt (Air-Watts).

Commercial

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

With optimum motor-power and large bin-capacity, this device can be used to clean small-to-medium commercial areas.

Yes

Yes (it comes with all the tools required to operate commercially).

Automatic Rewind

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
No

No

Multi Floor Cleaning

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

DuoClean-Technology features a bristle brush to deep clean carpets and an additional soft Brushroll to pull in larger particles and directly engage hard-floors for a polished look.

Yes

It comes with several attachments designed to cleanup different floor-types and even walls.

Speed

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

The motor spins at up-to 125,000 rpm.

Yes

Spins at up-to 125,000rpm which gives it high-speed cleaning force.

Vacuums & Mops

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
No

No

Removes Pet Hair

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

The Motorized Pet Tool removes deeply embedded hair, allergens and dirt from all floor-types. In fact, this tool stores onboard the vacuum for cleaning convenience.

Yes

It comes with a Tangle-Free Turbine Tool which features counter-rotating heads with brushes that help to remove pet-hair from carpets and upholstery.

Run Time

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

Since this device is corded, it will provide longer run-times using direct power compared to cordless vacuums.

Yes

It offers longer run-times because it’s corded and uses direct power to operate.

Quiet Operation

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

Noise Reduction Technology allows this device to operate with reduced noise and a softer pitch.

No

Deep clean Carpets

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

DuoClean-Technology features a bristle brush that deep cleans carpets.

Yes

It comes with a Stiff Bristle Brush tool that help helps to deep-clean carpets by removing mud and dried-in dirt.

Battery Charge Time

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
No

No

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952

USABILITY

Wash and Dry

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
No

No

Easy to Clean and Maintain

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

This device features easy to clean components and washable-filters for easy maintenance.

Yes

Yes

Easy to use in hard-to-reach places

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

With Powered-Lift Away Technology, the canister detaches to deep clean hard-to-reach areas while still delivering power to keep the dual Brushrolls spinning.

Yes

It comes with different attachment-tools that facilitate for easy cleaning of hard-to-reach areas like high-spaces, under furniture and stairs.

Easy to maneuver

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

Active-Glide Technology provides smooth maneuverability on floors and carpets while maintaining powerful suction.

Yes

Ball technology makes it easy to maneuver. Additionally, this device can be used as a handheld or stick vacuum cleaner in-order to facilitate for easy maneuverability when cleaning.

DESIGN

Bagged

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
No

No

Bagless

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cordless

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
No

No

Lightweight

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

The vacuum weighs approximately 16-lbs which makes it lightweight and easy to move when cleaning.

Yes

This unit is very lightweight and versatile.

Transforms to a handheld Vacuum

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

Powered-Lift Away Technology allows for canister detachment for handheld cleaning of clean hard-to-reach areas like; above the floor and under furniture.

Yes

Easily changes to a handheld vacuum cleaner and back again.

Wattage & Motor Strength

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

It uses 1350-Watts of power & features a stronger motor.

Yes

245-Watt (Max-mode).

Bin Size

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

The dust cup holds 1.5 dry-quarts to the "max fill" line.

Yes

0.55-Gallons.

Anti-Allergy Seal

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology coupled with HEPA-Filters helps trap 99% of allergens within the vacuum while cleaning.

Yes

It features a fully-sealed filtration system with 2 washable filters with the 1st filter located on top of the dirt-cup and the 2nd filter is located inside the ball

LED Lights

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

LED-lights on the handle and floor nozzle provide visibility in dark spaces allowing for a thorough clean.

No

Modes of Power

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

3 power-settings of (high-pile carpet, low-pile carpet and bare-floor). It also features an upright-mode and Powered-Lift Away mode.

Yes

3 modes (suction-mode-1, suction-mode-2, Boost-mode).

Charging Station

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
No

No

Attached Accessories

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, Pet Multi-Tool & Duster Crevice.

Yes

Tangle-Free Turbine Tool, Up-Top Tool, Soft Dusting Brush, Reach Under Tool, Stiff Bristle Brush, 2-in-1 Combination Tool + Stair Tool and a Mattress-Tool.

Build-up Quality & Durability

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

This device is produced with a combination of durable plastics, like ABS and PP, along with some metal and rubber components.

Yes

This unit is very durable.

Price & Affordability

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

This device is affordable and fairly priced.

Yes

It is expensive.

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952

CONCLUSION

PROS

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

• Multi-floor cleaning. • Duo Clean Technology. • It deep cleans carpets. • Pet-and-allergen cleaning. • Noise Reduction Technology. • Powered-Lift Away Technology. • Deep-Cleaning Motorized Pet Tool. • LED lights for visibility in dark spaces. • Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology. • Active-Glide Technology for smooth maneuverability.

Yes

• A Stronger suction. • Long power cord (35 feet). • Great for deep cleaning carpets. • Lifetime filter that are washable. • Ball technology makes it easy to maneuver. • Reconfigured brush bar with 25% more power. • Includes Extra Tools that allow it to accomplish any vacuuming task.

CONS

Shark APEX DuoClean AX952
Dyson DC65 Animal
Yes

 It a bit heavy & bulky.

Yes

 It’s very expensive.  It may struggle cleaning stairs.  It is heavy because it has a long cord.

Overall Winner

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