I bought this thinking it would halve my drying time. While it is quieter and much lighter like it claims, I would not say it halves my drying time. Before, it was taking about 15 minutes to dry my hair (my hair dryer was nearing the end of it's life) and now it takes about 10. Definitely an improvement, but not quite what I had hoped. Also, while it is quieter than my old one, I would not goes as far as to say it makes styling a "very quiet" breeze. That being said, it's easy to pack up and take places. However, for the money, you can probably find one cheaper.