Dyson and Miele introduce the latest many new models. If we look at the most recently launched vacuum cleaners, these are the Miele Triflex HX1 and the Dyson V15.
I have extensively tested both vacuum cleaners, so that I can now compare them well with each other. In this Miele Triflex HX1 vs Dyson V15 comparison I list all the differences and similarities.
Miele Triflex HX1 vs Dyson V15: the differences
Let's start with the differences between the Miele Triflex HX1 and the Dyson V15. Because, they certainly are! Not only do they look completely different: my reviews also showed that they differ considerably in terms of performance.
In terms of maneuverability, there are huge differences between the Dyson V15 and the Miele Triflex HX1. The Miele Triflex HX1 has the patented 3-in-1 mechanism: you can use this to place the dust container downwards.
This is not possible with the Dyson V15. The dust container is located at the top of the vacuum cleaner. The big advantage of the dust container and the motor at the bottom is that the vacuum cleaner feels ‘less heavy' in this way. In addition, the Miele Triflex HX1 has a parking position in this way.
Miele Triflex HX1
Weight: The Dyson V15 is slightly lighter
Speaking of weight, the Dyson V15 is slightly lighter. This vacuum cleaner weighs about 3 kilograms. The Miele Triflex HX1 weighs 3.64 kilograms. However, this can feel much less heavy if you move the motor and dust container of the Triflex HX1 downwards.
Suction power and airflow
If we look at the suction power, the Dyson V15 is a lot more powerful. The Dyson V15 has a suction power of 10 kPa in normal mode: with the Miele Triflex I measured 7 kPa. If we look at the airflow, the Miele Triflex is better: 23 meters per second vs 16.6 meters per second.
Good to know: based on my review, I have labeled the Dyson V15 as the best powerful vacuum cleaner in the field of stick vacuums.
An important feature of the vacuum cleaner is the noise level. At 73.9 decibels, the Miele Triflex HX1 is slightly noisier than the Dyson V15: it comes out at 72 decibels in my noise measurement. I must say that both vacuum cleaners are not very quiet, but that these noise levels are fairly normal for a stick vacuum. In fact, the Dyson V15 is the best quiet vacuum cleaner if you want to buy a stick vacuum with a low noise level.
Dust container: Dyson V15 easier to empty
If we look at the dust container, there is also a noticeable difference. The Dyson V15 has a 0.77 liter dust container. The Miele Triflex HX1 has a 0.5 liter dust container. You will therefore have to empty this faster.
Speaking of emptying the vacuum cleaner: with the Dyson V15 this is a lot easier: there is a ‘No-touch emptying mechanism, so that you do not qualify with the dust. In my Miele Triflex HX1 review it turned out that emptying this vacuum cleaner consists of 4 steps.
Laser technology and Piezo sensor
In terms of technology, the Dyson V15 scores a lot better. This stick vacuum cleaner is equipped with a floor nozzle with a green laser: this makes dirt more visible. But not only that: thanks to the built-in ‘Piezo sensor', the amount of dust is detected and the suction power is automatically adjusted where necessary.
The LCD screen of the Dyson V15 then shows you exactly what you are vacuuming. In my Dyson V15 review I mentioned that this information provision is somewhat redundant.
Dyson V15 Detect
HEPA Filter: ULPA 15 vs HEPA 14
The filters are also different on both vacuum cleaners. The Dyson V15 is equipped with a super strong ULPA 15 filter: this has a retention of > 99.9995%. The Miele Triflex has a HEPA 14, with a filtering of 99.995%. Although these filters are different, they are still both very good for allergy sufferers.
The biggest differences at a glance:
- With the Miele Triflex, you can move the motor and dust container
- You can put the Miele Triflex in a parking position (if the dust container is placed downwards)
- The Dyson V15 is slightly lighter than the Triflex HX1
- The V15 has better suction power; the Miele Triflex HX1 a better airflow
- The Dyson V15 is slightly quieter than the Miele Triflex HX1
- The Dyson V15's dust container is easier to empty (and bigger!)
- With the Dyson V15 you have laser technology and automatic suction power
- The filter of the Dyson V15 is slightly better than that of the Miele Triflex
Miele Triflex HX1 vs Dyson V15: the similarities
The Triflex HX1 and the Dyson V15 match on a few factors. They are of course both cordless vacuum cleaners that are equipped with a battery. Let's look at all the similarities of these two vacuum cleaners.
Battery life: both 60 minutes
The vacuum cleaners both have a respectable battery life of 60 minutes. This is a bit longer compared to other vacuum cleaners. However, a small difference is noticeable here: with the Miele Triflex HX1 Power* you get an extra battery. This extends the battery life from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. The batteries of both vacuum cleaners are clickable.
* This does depend on the package you have chosen.
Suitable for all floor types
Both the Miele Triflex HX1 and the Dyson V15 are suitable for all floor types. The Dyson V15 comes with many different Dyson parts that make this possible. The floor nozzle of the Miele Triflex HX1 is a multi-surface brush that can be used for different floor types. The floor brushes are both motorized.
Because the floor brushes are both motorized, they are suitable for removing animal hair.
The biggest similarities:
- Both vacuum cleaners have a battery life of 60 minutes
- The Dyson V15 and the Miele Triflex HX1 are suitable for all floor types
- Both vacuum cleaners are suitable for removing pet hair
Conclusion: Miele Triflex HX1 vs Dyson V15
Let's put all the specifications of both vacuum cleaners side by side so that we can compare them properly.
|Miele Triflex HX1||Dyson V15|
|Battery life||60 minuten||60 minuten|
|Suction power||7 kPa||10 kPa|
|Airflow||23 m/s||16.6 m/s|
|Noise level||73.9 decibel||72 decibel|
|Weight||3.64 kilogram||3 kilogram|
|Filter||HEPA 14||ULPA 15|
|Dust capacitiy||0.5 liter||0.77 liter|
|Check price||Check price|
The Miele Triflex HX1 and the Dyson V15 are two completely different vacuum cleaners. It is true that they are both cordless and bagless vacuum cleaners, but those are the only similarities. The Triflex HX1 is a dynamic vacuum cleaner: you can move the dust container downwards, which means you can put it in a parking position. The vacuum cleaner is slightly heavier than the Dyson V15.
The Dyson V15, on the other hand, features laser technology; this makes dirt more visible. There is also a built-in Piezo sensor: it automatically adjusts the suction power if it detects dust. Emptying the Dyson is also a lot easier than with the Miele Triflex.
Choose the Miele Triflex HX1 if:
- You want to be able to park the vacuum cleaner
- You don't want to pay too much for a new vacuum cleaner
- You want an extra battery, with which you can extend the battery life
Miele Triflex HX1
Choose the Dyson V15 Detect if:
- Difficulty seeing dirt on the floor
- You quickly suffer from an allergic reaction
- You are looking for a lightweight and silent vacuum cleaner
Dyson V15 Detect
I hope my comparison helped you make a choice. Do you have additional questions? Feel free to message me.
FYI You have the weights reversed in your comparison chart.
Thanks you so much for you reply Ann. I have reversed the weights in the table so that they are now correct. Thanks again!
Miele has better air flow/Dyson has better suction. Air flow is what picks up dirt right? Evenly testing both units with different types of dirt would have been one good test; on carpeting would have been another.
Moving the Miele unit to a lower position would definitely increase suction and air flow as the Dyson will lose suction and air flow due to more resistance from the longer tube.
There appears to be more Miele servicing dealers, even in small towns like La Crosse, WI and Appleton, WI than Dyson.
The most valuable missing data in your report is in my first paragraph. Could you do this and add it to your test report?
Thank you for your valuable response. I will definitely include this in my (next) comparisons and reviews. I’ll keep you informed!
I see the Dyson brush head is smaller making it more maneuverable – easier to get into tight spots (for a quick vacuum when not wanting to change heads/brushes). The small brush head is great for condos. I have a Dyson and its easy to use.
Thanks for sharing your review!
Thanks for your comment John!
Thank you for the review. I have read many, and have owned both Dyson and Miele vac’s. There are a few points that are important and would be helpful before purchase.
1) the roller brush on the Miele is removable – a great option if you have delicate floors and do not want a brush on them. Also, it is a great help when cleaning the vac.
2) the Miele head is also low profile, but is wider and has automatic floor detection – helpful features for those who are covering a lot of space and moving between hard surfaces and carpet.
3)Also worth mentioning, the Miele hx1 pro and hx1 “cat and dog” models are more of a like comparison in that they also light the floor having a “Brilliant light LED.” Different from the laser light on the Dyson, but just as useful to most consumers.
4) Storage – the Miele can be easily stored upright since it can be locked into a standing position.
I don’t know how substantially these two are built, but I can say my upright Miele (salsa) has continued to perform beautifully with heavy use for over 5 years with no professional maintenance or repairs. My Dyson did not hold up as well, but to be fair it was a more budget friendly model. Given all of the above, I will be purchasing the Miele.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Very interesting to hear your reasons. I wish you a lot of fun with your Miele stick vacuum cleaner. Will you let us know how he likes it after a while? 🙂