Braun Series 5 Vs Series 7 – Which One Should You Buy?
Braun brand shavers offer world’s best shaving tools with its different models. Ranging from Series 3, Series 5, Series 7 and also the recent Series 9.
The Series 7 has Braun’s most successful electric shaver models widely regarded as the unofficial benchmark when looking for performance as well as comfort.
When it comes to choosing between Series 5 or Series 7 there a quite a few aspects that you should consider in depth.
The Series 5-line shavers have very efficiently filled the gap between the entry-level Series 3 and more advanced Series 7.
Braun Series 5 Models & Features
Many models of the Braun Series 5 are available to choose from:
- 5090cc / 5190 cc – dry usage only, automatic cleaning and charging station
- 5070cc / 5050cc – dry usage only, basic automatic cleaning and charging station
- 5030s – dry usage only, no cleaning station
- 5040s – both wet & dry usage, no cleaning station
Main features of Series 5 are that they come with skin sensitive technology suitable for sensitive skins. It is fitted with innovative auto sense technology and 8 directions for an extremely close and effective shave. All the above mentioned models come with the following features that makes this series one among the best:
- Precision trimmer
- Per stroke efficiency
- 100% water proof
- Wet/dry option
- Maximum adaptability
- Multi head lock – 5 adjustable
- Skin comfortable
Braun Series 7 Models & Features
Launching the Series 7 in 2010, all the models available in this Series became fast sellers. It is equipped with unmatched comfort, excellently built and one of the best cleaning systems. With several of its models available in the market, it offers great value for the price.
- 7865cc – both wet and dry usage, automatic clean and charge station, grey in colour
- 799cc – both wet and dry usage, automatic clean and charge station, silver in colour
- 797cc – both wet and dry usage, automatic clean and charge station, silver in colour
- 740cc – both wet and dry usage, no cleaning station, black in colour
- Braun Series 7 790cc Razor – dry usage only, automatic clean and charge station
- 760cc – dry usage only, automatic clean and charge station, black in colour
- 720cc – dry usage only, no cleaning station
Giving a perfect shave day after day, the Braun Series 7 models have become known as one of the best electric shavers on the market.
Braun Series 5 Vs Series 7 – How They Compare?
I will be comparing the Series 5 and Series 7 based on certain specific features.
Both have very similar shaving heads with 3 cutting elements – two foils for cutting the hairs which are very close to skin and one middle trimmer to lift longer or flat lying hairs. Both give you a very comfortable shaves when compared to other electric razors. Both of them are designed to be used for sensitive skin. The Series 7 is a bit more adequate when it comes to sensitive skin.
Shaving Longer Hair
Series 7 comes with Sonic Technology having an immense impact on the shaving performance.
10,000 micro-pulsations per minute make foils vibrate and lift hair conveniently giving you a much closer shave. Making it more efficient compared to the Series 5 models. Even though Series 5 models are very efficient in catching or lifting flat lying hair Series 7 is well above Series 5.
Hence for Series 7 the whole task is effortless with a few strokes. These micro-pulsations feel like a gentle massage on your face.
Series 7 obviously is faster compared to Series 5 giving you quick shaves in shorter amount of time. Series 5 models produce a lower hum when running but are louder than the series 7 models. Of course neither compare to the blazing fast Braun Series 9 9095.
Series 7 comes with personalization mode giving you the option of choosing between 3 or 5 different setting – sensitive, normal and intense. Its newer models – 797cc and 7865cc have 5 settings. Giving you the option of altering the power output of the motor depending on the area you are about to shave.
Differences Between 5 & 7
Nice Aesthetic Look
When looking for aesthetic value of the electric shavers, the Series 5 is very comparable to the Series 7 and they are one of the best-looking electric shavers out there. Being sleek looking with black, red, blue and silver color scheme they give the razor a very premium look.
Though being larger in size when compared to Series 7, these Series 5 models don’t compromise the ergonomics and is well balanced. The design of Series 7 is a bit understated and some might even feel it is a little dull.
When it comes to shaving your tricky areas Series 7 is more comfortable because of the frame size that surrounds the actual cassette is slightly smaller compared to Series 5 models.
Series 7 does not have travel lock at all. Whereas Series 5 has one which can be activated by pressing and holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds.
Having really flexible heads the shaving heads of both Series 7 and Series 5 can move back and forth. When you force the shaving head of Series 7 after locking it in one place the whole mechanism can break. Which is quite common with all models in Series 7. Whereas in Series 5 if excessive force is applied the head will simply move and lock in a different position.
Series 5 Vs 7 – Which Is Better For You?
Choosing between both these series is a bit difficult. Both are excellent choices and capable of providing some of the most comfortable shaving experience to you.
Choose Series 7 if you are looking for a more refined shaver, you have a very sensitive skin and are irritation prone, you have lots of flat lying hair growing in different directions – you get a great deal from this one. Take a look at our Braun Series 7 Comparison for more information on all the models.
Choose Series 5 if desiring for best value for your money, you are not at all bothered by the strong vibrations and you don’t have that sensitive skin. The choice is yours to make. If you are looking for something a bit more upscale than than the series 5 I would point you over to our Braun series 7 vs 9 comparison.