Braun is one of the best manufacturer’s of men’s electric foil style shavers. If it’s your goal to buy the best cordless and rechargeable shaver that can be used wet or dry, you still have many choices available. But if you want the quality clean and charge station to help you with the maintenance of your shaver, and around a price range of $200 for the kit, you’ll be able to significantly narrow down your options.
Two of the best electric shavers to consider are the Braun Series 7, and the Braun Series 9.
Braun Series 7 Men’s Electric Foil Shaver
The Braun Series 7 has a medium grey appearance with black clean and charge station. This shaver has been engineered to last for seven years, with the proper care and maintenance. The shaver has some nice features that make shaving much simpler and faster in the morning, and would be suitable for a man who doesn’t have a lot of time.
This shaver has been designed with Sonic technology that automatically increases when it has reached thicker or longer hair on your face. This means that you won’t have to press a button to increase the power, as it does it for you. The shaver also uses up to 1000 micro-vibrations per minute to help make shaving faster and more efficient.
There are also three different speed settings so you can adjust to your preferences. You have the choice of extra-sensitive, to intense.
Built within the foil-style head are four cutting elements, including the ActiveLift trimmer. As you’re shaving, this trimmer lifts up and cuts hairs that lay flat against your skin. Often this can be a problem in the neck and chin regions.
There are also two OptiFoils built within the shaver head that can trim hair as short as 0.05 millimetres. This shaver gives you a nice close shave, even if you like to shave a couple times a day.
The clean and charge station has a 5-action function. It takes alcohol-based cartridges. The station will clean your shaver and provide antiseptic properties so that your risk of skin infection will be minimized. The unit will also lubricate the shaver so it keeps working smoothly for its entire seven years of life. While it’s doing the cleaning process. the unit will charge up the shaver.
It takes one hour to charge up, and gives fifty minutes of shaving time. The base of the shaver conveniently has the LCD readout panel to tell you battery and hygiene status.
Braun Series 9 Wet and Dry Foil Shaver
The Braun Series 9 has a sleek medium chrome grey casing with a black cleaning center. This shaver has been designed to work efficiently on three day old beard growth. It also speeds up the shaving time in the bathroom.
It has been engineered with intelligent SyncroSonic technology. There are four cutting elements that work at 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute. These work together to trim off every type of hair. The quadruple action cutting system also works smoothly on all types of faces and facial contours.
The OptiFoil of the shaver enables it to trim much closer down to your skin. This is Braun’s most advanced foil structure, but is not in every single shaver on the market today.
This shaver can be cleaned with the 5-action clean and charge station. It takes cleaning cartridges which help to clean and sterilize the shaving elements of the shaver to keep your skin free of infections. This clean and charge station also fully dries your shaver so you can take it and pop it into your briefcase or backpack without worrying about it being damp.
It takes one hour to charge up your shaver and gives you fifty minutes of shaving time. The LED battery status is on the front bottom of the shaver. It tells you battery status, hygiene level, and whether the travel lock is on or off.
Similar Characteristics in Both Braun Shavers
Both shavers are cordless and rechargeable models, and they can both be used wet or dry. They each have a cleaning station. They also both have the advanced OptiFoil cutting foils that Braun is known for.
Both shavers utilize Sonic technology so that the shaver detects when hair is denser, and speeds up accordingly.
Differences Between the Two Braun Shavers
You’ll have to decide if you prefer the LED system of the Series 9 shaver, or the LCD display of the Braun Series 7. It can be beneficial to see the status of everything at once on the LCD display, and is a bit surprising that the Series 9 was only made with an LED display that has to rotate its information.
Another notable difference is that the Braun Series 9 has a travel lock. And if you’re looking for a smart-looking shaver, the Series 9 looks more like a premium model of shaver on looks alone.
For differences in the clean and charge station, the Series 7 simply cleans, lubricates and charges your shaver, while the Series 9 actually dries it too. The Series 9 station looks a bit smaller than the 7, and has no colour in it. The Braun Series 7 station is also black, but it has some blue indicators on it.
The Series 7 does has the incredible claim that it will last up to seven years, since often products with moving parts don’t last beyond five.
The Series 9 shaver may be the most effective at shaving off three day old stubble from the face.
Your Final Braun Shaver Decision
It’ll be difficult deciding between the Braun Series 7 or the Braun Series 9. You’ll have to decide on looks and individual features, such as an LED or LCD display, or an air-dry ability in the cleaning station. Both are very similar in costs and shaving power so it’s up to you to decide which one will be a better value to you.