Being a market leader for its huge range of electric shavers, Braun has been delivering extremely great razors that satisfy all types of its customers immensely. Starting from Series 3 of electric shavers their range has gone up to 4 different series with loads of options to choose from.
Including Series 3 they have Braun Series 5, Series 7 and now the latest among the lot is the Series 9. The models coming under Series 9 are considered as the finest form of art when it comes to electric shavers.
Here I will let take you through the differences between the Series 7 and Series 9 electric shavers so you can make a well informed choice depending on the size of your billfold. I will compare them based on certain main features around which their efficiency is measured.
Series 7 comprise of various models – Series 7 790cc; Series 7 760cc; Series 7 740cc; Series 740s; Series 7 720s; Series 7 799cc;
Series 9 has in its range the – Series 9 9290cc; Series 9 9293cc; Series 9095cc; Series 9 9295cc; Series 9 9260cc;
Braun Series 7 Vs Series 9 – How They Compare?
A powerful motor is a must to get you that perfect, close and smooth shave. Series 7 can perform 30,000 cutting actions whereas the Series 9 can perform 40,000. Thus with Series 9 you get a faster and very neat close shave.
1 a. Series 7 one of the first foil shavers is equipped with 4 shaving elements – two OptiFoils, a protective SkinGuard and the ActiveLife trimmer. With a free floating head, each cutting element can pivot independently.
1 b. Series 9 is differently structured apart from the shaving elements, it is also equipped with a Direct & Cut Trimmer, taking care of hair which grown in all directions. Apart from that its ActiveLife trimmer is Titanium coated greatly improving its performance.
All this is capable of giving you a really close shave when compared to other previous models. The only con of having all these elements in one shaving head is that it gets bulky.
2 a. Series 7 works in 8 different directions which implies that each of the cutting elements present can move left or right separately creating 6 different sets of movements.
2 b. Series 9 comes with a Contour FlexHead which is capable of working in 10 different directions. Calling this the “MacroMotion” – direction movement targeting the larger contours of the face and “MicroMotion” – direction movement targeting the smaller contours of the face every single element in the shaving head strides on its own via individual suspension. Series 7, pivot head can move up to 40 degrees in both directions.
When comparing wet and dry shaving options, not all Series 7 models support wet shaving but when it comes to Series 9 you can use anything from get to foams, hence Series 9 is ideal for both wet and dry shaves. The Series 7865cc does support wet shaving, the main reason behind its popularity.
With Series 7 you can pick your speed but Series 9 is not equipped with this option.
Series 9 is definitely more modern and ergonomically more efficient. It is sleek and thin. Whereas the Series 7 is a bit understated when it comes to looks.
Talking about cleaning stations the Series 9 comes with really good upgrades over existing cleaning and charging systems. Apart from cleaning, sanitizing and lubricating the Series 9 cleaning station is also equipped with drying station.
Comparing the performance of both Series 7 and Series 9, Series 9 models have an edge over Series 7 as they are really efficient with coarse and thick beards.
The trimmer of Series 9 can take care of a month long beard and then its shaving head can clear off the remaining facial hair with no irritation.
Series 9 has an LED display that not only notifies the battery status but also when to clean you razor. It also informs you whether the travel lock is on or off. Whereas Series 7 is not equipped with an LED screen but only an indicator informing you when you need to clean your shaver.
In terms of the technology used both are very similar in various features like:
- Intelligent Sonic Technology – giving you 10,000 micro vibrations from each shaver. Braun shavers are the only ones equipped with this technology.
- Active Cooling System – when blades are working behind its foils they can warm up hence Braun shaves cool your skin while shaving hence no need to worry about razor burn or irritation later on.
- MicroComb – the trimmer which is very efficient when it comes to clear those flat hairs.
- AutoSense Technology
- Similar Lithium ion batteries, 50 minutes run time when fully charged (in an hour)
|Features||Series 7||Series 9|
|Cleaning Station||Yes||Has 5 settings including a drying option that 7 does not have|
|# Shaving Elements||4||5 to catch more hair|
|Speed Settings||Can select 5 different speed settings||Has one speed setting|
|Cutting Actions Per Minute||30,000||40,000|
|Direction Head Flexes||8||10|
|Wet/Dry||Only 7856 model is a true wet shaver. Rest are dry.||100% water proof up to 5 meters|
|Led Display||Yes||Yes - with Batter Low Indicator & went to clean it|
Series 7 Vs 9 – Which Is Better For You?
If you are already using Series 7 you don’t need to switch to Series 9 just because its new and an upgraded version. Thus, if you think that the new series will always be better than the older ones than that doesn’t stand true when comparing both the Series 7 and Series 9.
If you wish tp treat yourself with an electric shaver that is the fully loaded with latest technological innovations and extremely efficient compared to other electric shavers of the time then definitely opt for Braun Series 9 electric shavers.
With all the advanced features, the Series 9 is obviously an improvement over the previous Series 7 with increased cutting elements to its 10-D movement and the LED display, it’s all that you need from an electric shaver.
Depending on what you own at present this review will help you in deciding what you need next. Being priced a little higher the Series 9 will not fit in everyone's price range as they do not have the option to just buy the shaver alone like you can with the Braun Series 7. With Series 9 the cleaning station is always included which drives the price up a bit more. If you want a cheaper option then look at the Braun Series 7 790cc review.