Braun is a well-known manufacturer of men’s electric cordless and rechargeable shavers. They still design and manufacture most of their products right in Germany. They have an extensive line of great shavers, but many men may experience confusion over which is the best Braun Series 7 or Braun Series 9.
All Braun shavers are made with a foil-style head rather than the rotary head that Philips is known for. Most of these shavers have a basic set of features, no matter which model number it is. And then there are some unique features to each Braun shaver that may help with picking one specific model.
Here’s a comparison of two of the best Braun shavers that also come with all-in-one cleaning, conditioning, and charging units.
Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver with Clean and Charge Station
The Braun Series 7 electric foil shaver is made in a silvery gray plastic body with a black clean and charge station with blue lines and button. The shaver has a large circular button with LCD light at the lower part of the shaver. The Braun shavers are the official shaver of the NFL locker room. This shaver is waterproof so it can be used for wet or dry shaving.
Braun builds every Braun Series 7 shaver with intelligent sonic technology. The shaver actually increases in power when it reaches tough thick stubble or hair, without the need to flip a switch. It will readjust to normal speed once it’s past the dense hair.
One of the blades built within the foil head is an ActiveLift trimmer to lift up flat lying hairs. The Optifoil of the shaver will shave off hairs as short as 0.05 mm. the blades and the foils are synergized together to get you the closest shave possible. This shaver does not have a pop-up trimmer for mustache, sideburns, or long beard.
To clean your Braun 7, it goes foil head down into the cleaning unit, which takes special cleaning cartridges. There are LED lights to show you where it’s at in the cleaning cycle.
The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 electric foil shaver costs around $130, making it a great deal, as it does come as a full two-piece set.
Braun Series 9 9090cc Electric Shaver with Cleaning Center
The Braun Series 9 electric shaver is made in a silvery grey plastic body, with a circular button about 2/3rds of the way down its center and a numerical LED readout screen below it. The cleaning center is black and grey.
Built within the shaver are four different sections of blades, rather than the three of the Series 7. This makes it more efficient and comfortable against the skin. It can even effectively shave three day old beards.
This shaver is built with Syncrosonic technology that makes all the blades work together as one, but this shaver actually has 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute to snip off more hair in one pass. The quadruple blades also enable the shaver to adapt more quickly to your face, without the need to place undue pressure.
There is a precision trimmer that pops up from the back of the shaver that can be used to trim around beard, mustache, or sideburns. It also has a cleaning, charging, and conditioning station, and can be placed face down into the unit.
The Braun Series 9 shaver is pricier than the Series 7, at $290.
The Differences Between the Braun Series 7 and the Braun Series 9
The 9090cc Braun shaver costs considerably more than the 790cc, even though both have a cleaning unit, and they can both be used wet or dry. They both give fifty minutes of shaving time. Where they differ is that the 9090cc has four cutting sections within the foil, while the 790cc has only three.
The 9090cc has a additional HyperLift and cut trimmer. It also has Syncrosonic technology, so the blades work better together. The Braun Series 9 is also waterproof, so it can be completely submerged in the bathtub, but still emerge in perfect working order. The cleaning station of this shaver will also actually dry the shaver for you, so you don’t have to open it up and shake out the water like in the 790cc. Finally, this shaver also has a pop-up trimmer that the other one doesn’t.
Before purchasing either Braun shaver you’ll need to decide how important the extra features are to you, or whether you’ll be happy with the great shave that the 790cc will provide you.