Updated 27 Jun 2016

VS Sassoon

3Q High Performance VSP3QA

Snapshot: The VS Sassoon 3Q High Performance VSP3QA hairdryer has 2 speed settings and 3 heat settings. But how well did it dry hair?

3Q High Performance VSP3QA
Consumer score
SCORE
Average price

$200

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Test results

Overall score
76
Performance
?/10
Drying rate
?/10
Airflow speed
?/10
Temperature range
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good drying rate.
  • Very good airflow speed.
  • OK temperature range.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very comfortable to hold.
  • Controls are very easy to operate while using the hairdryer.
  • Easy to use the cool shot function.
  • Good styling score from user panel.

But

No obvious bad points.

About our test and trial

Our lab assessed performance, then our panel put the hairdryers through their paces in the real world to test ease of use.

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (50%)
  • Ease of use (50%)

Average price is from an April 2018 survey.

To test performance we measured drying rate, airflow speed and temperature range.

Drying rate measures how quickly the hairdryer dries your hair. To do this we wet a cloth and measure the drying time with the hairdryer, 15cm away from the cloth. We measure how fast it dries on the lowest and highest heat setting and lowest and highest air speed settings.

Airflow speed measures the range of airflow speeds at the lowest and highest settings, 15cm from the air outlet.

Temperature range measures the range of temperatures at the lowest and highest settings, 15cm from the air outlet.

To assess ease of use, triallists used five hairdryers on two occasions. We wanted to know how comfortable the hairdryer was to hold, how easy the markings on the hairdryer are to read and understand, how easy it is to operate the air speed and temperature controls while using the hairdryer, and how well you can style your hair with the hairdryer.

Full specs

Model

Average price
$200
Type
Regular dryer

Specifications

Watts (W)
2200
Weight (g)
695
Noise (dBA)
85
Controls
Rocker
Speed settings
2

Features

Heat settings
3 (includes "gentle" heat setting)
Cool shot
Yes (gentle heat setting)
Turbo
×
Ionic
Yes
Concentrator
1
Diffuser
Hanging loop

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Notes

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