Dyson makes one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. You will not go wrong with any of these but they all are built for different needs. Ratings on Amazon are about the same. Bad reviews are based on users' experience of using these on a long shag carpet. Because of strong suction power, a cleaner gets bogged down on shaggy carpets. If you have a shaggy carpet, we would not recommend getting one of these Dyson cleaners.
Let's clear this out on the difference between the Dyson Ball Animal 2, Ball Multifloor 2, Cinetic Big Ball, and the Dyson Small Ball.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 has the strongest suction, it is ideal for tough cleaning tasks.
The Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 is a little bit more maneuverable, it has a smaller profile and has less weight than the Animal 2.
The Dyson Small Ball is the smallest and more compact. It is also the most maneuverable among all of them.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Upright talks a lot in terms of not-cleaning the filter. If you are not the kind of person who carefully takes care of the filter, the Cinetic is ideal for you, and also it has a lot of attachments that are handy.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 has the most suction and is made for big sturdy jobs. If you know that you are going to clean big messes, you should probably go with the Dyson Ball Animal 2. The Animal version offers more attachments but the main thing is its whole machine HEPA filtration. The Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 does not have HEPA filtration but it does have a HEPA filter.
Those machines that have a whole filtration system keep the dust inside the cleaner without tiny seals leaking to the air. If you suffer from an allergy or asthma, we would recommend getting the Animal 2, Small Ball or Cinetic Big Ball.
Weight is something to think of before getting a vacuum. If you are going to carry it around, you will notice the difference. The Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 is the lightest among big cleaners. The Dyson Small Ball obviously is the lightest but it made to be this way. It also has lee suction but 150 AW is a big number anyway.
The size of the bin volume is not something you will think of when considering getting one. All of them except for the smallest Dyson Small Ball have a big bin and you will not notice the difference between them because they all hold a big amount of dust. The Small Ball has the smallest bin and you might notice the difference in terms of emptying it more often. Not too small but if you need one with a big bin, stay away from the Small Ball.
Cord length is not a thing you pay attention to before buying a vacuum but 4 ft (121 cm) of extra length makes a difference and saves you time if you cover a big cleaning area. But it also not something that should stop you from buying a vacuum, it is not a deal-breaker.
Dimensions: the Dyson Small Ball is ideal for those who don't want to carry a big heavy vacuum around. If you do not concern about portability, the Dyson Ball Multifloor would be a good choice.
Cyclone technology is slightly different. The Dyson Cinetic does not have any filters to clean or replace. Other models require you to keep the filter clean. They provide strong suction as long as you take care of the filter. If you see that it loses suction, that might be because the filter gets clogged and need to be washed. The Cinetic does not have this issue. It does have a lifetime post-motor filter that is non-washable but it does not have a pre-filter which is the one people wash.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball is the most expensive but also has the biggest accessory kit. All of them come with a stair tool and a combination tool. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 also has a tangle-free turbine tool is a smaller version of the main cleaning head and is ideal to use on the places the other handheld tools can't reach. With the Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 and Dyson Small Ball, you just get a combination tool and stair tool. The Cinetic also includes a mattress tool, carbon fiber soft dusting brush, reach under tool, multi-angle tool, and in addition, it all comes in a Dyson tool bag.
If you not going to use most of the attachments that might come with the Cinetic version, you can get a different vacuum and buy some tools separately.
Depending on your needs such as not cleaning the filter or if you want a lot of attachments the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball might be for you.
If you want to get a portable vacuum with less suction but also less heavy and bulky, buy the Dyson Small Ball.
A Dyson for a reasonable price but the one that has strong suction and overall is a good value - Dyson Ball Multifloor 2. Remember that the Multifloor 2 does not have a whole machine filtration system but does have a HEPA filter.
If you need a vacuum for really big tasks, get the Dyson Animal 2.