A hair dryer review by a bald guy is somewhat amusing. I bought this for my wife who luckily is not bald. The dryer is quieter than her last one which was supposed to be quiet and certainly wasn't. Quietness is very subjective while this is quieter I don't see how all you haired folks stand that noise for the length of time it takes to dry your hair. This does a good job.
If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.