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Braun - Series 5 Electric Shaver - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews

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  • I've never really been an electric razor guy (though I had one in the Army for quick shaves); they never seemed to get it all very quickly, snagged hairs, Battery life was nil, and they didn't clean up well.Mickraut
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally smooth and comfortable

    Posted
    RotaryConvert
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    Let me start by saying I have used a rotary razor (Phillips Norelco) since I started shaving. Their quality slipped and my latest replacement heads did less shaving of hairs and more of ripping them out of my face. No other rotary options...even the priciest...seemed to get around this complacency about the basics. I took a bet on a foil razor instead (gasp!) and chose Braun. Exceptional. Just exceptional. Smooth shave...closer than my Phillips Norelco rotary ever got. I was concerned about changing my shaving technique, but this razor is super forgiving and robust to sloppy technique. It actually gets hard to reach hairs (neck, upper lip) better than my rotary with less irritation. My only con is it’s a touch louder, but I don’t know why that would ever keep you from the other worldly shave this provides. Also be warned that the cleaning base will want regular cleaning solution refills, but it does keep it humming along I guess (less sold on this). I am super pumped to have made a bet on a foil razor and picked this very solid (albeit not literal most expensive) option. I think this is the sweet spot in the line up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for an electric

    Posted
    Mickraut
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    I’ve never really been an electric razor guy (though I had one in the Army for quick shaves); they never seemed to get it all very quickly, snagged hairs, Battery life was nil, and they didn’t clean up well. I simply stuck to my safety razor for the close shaves and cheap blades. While I won’t say I’m not going to use my safety razor anymore, I think this razor is great. It gives a very close shave for an electric, battery life is great, you can wet or dry shave (haven’t tried wet yet), rarely ever snags on a tough hair, and the self cleaning unit is actually kinda nice. I like it for travel and for quick emergency shave jobs. My only real complaint is the price; $122 (on sale and coupon applied, AND price matched) is still really pricey for a rather simple bit of equipment. However, Braun has good customer service, so if it should fail before it’s purported 7 years, I think they may help me out then. Either way, it was worth the money to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best electric razor I've owned

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    ECD1211
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    I recently purchased a Norelco rotary shaver from another retailer, and was not very happy with it -- it took too many passes over my face to remove all the stubble. I did some research on what shavers were the highest-rated, and the Braun 7 series kept coming up. However, I didn't really want to spend that much money, so when this Series 5 model went on sale, I bought one. I really like this razor, and do feel it's the best one I've owned. I can shave very quickly with it and it leaves my face very smooth. Nothing will ever shave as closely an actual razor blade, but this electric razor comes pretty darn close. And I really love the charging/self-cleaning base. After every shave, I just pop it into the base, hit a button, and it gets cleaned and lubed -- no more using those little brushes, taking the head apart to clean the blades, and fumbling with those little bottles of oil.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful razor

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    BunMan
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    I bought this to replace my aging Braun, which was pushing 15 years, and had broken on the trimmer portion. So far, this has been the best electric I have used. Like any electric, it takes time to cut a heavy beard like mine, but it does it cleanly, and without burning my face. The battery lasts a long time, and I can get many uses before needing to charge it again. The three lights on the front tell me when I am getting down on charge, which is a nice feature. My last one was a guessing game as to win I would need to charge it. I haven't used the cleaning bay yet, just because it takes up so much space on the counter top, but I will probably use it occasionally to give it a thorough cleaning once in a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding razor

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    BigTex
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    I have had a 7 series for quite a few years. After constant use it finally started having issues. Rather than have it repaired I decided to get something new. I read reviews about the 5 series and decided to give it a shot. To me, there is no difference in the quality of shave between the 5 and the 7. The difference is that the 7 has a few features that the 5 does not have, but they are things that make no difference to me. I am very pleased with the closeness and the comfort. Very quiet, and the charge lasts for a long time. Easy to clean. An overall excellent shaver. I am very pleased with this purchase and would not hesitate to do it again. Nothing beats a Braun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    JQUEST2
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    Got this on a sale. I figure what the heck, I'd check it out. I normally dry shave every day which is know is not the greatest thing. Been doing it for over 20 plus years. I will be the first to admit that I have not had any nice shavers in the past. I've bought some really cheap ones before that would fall apart in a few months.. So far, this feels steady and comfortable in my hand. I still dry shave but the shave is close and it doesn't look rough like a razor dry shave. I hope I said it right. So far I'm very please with it. It does take me a little longer to shave when compared to a razor, especially around the area above the adam's apple. With the cost, I expect it to last a long while. Hopefully a year from now, I won't regret the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Irritated my face

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    scotth23
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    I purchased this razor in hopes of getting less irritation to my face. Unfortunately that didn't work. I found I had to go over certain parts of my face repeatedly and from all directions just to make sure I got a close shave. That repeated motion bothered my skin more than a normal razor. Build and quality of the shaver and the base all seemed good. It handled wet and dry without issue. The cleaning station seemed good although you would have to refill with cleaning packs from Braun. It seemed if I rinsed the razor and blades after each use, it was fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's definitely a must have

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    LoneWolf
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    It's really good having bought this electric shaver. Because of my work, I need to shave every single day and because Braun is a reliable brand I decided to go for it. The package came very well. The shaver is simple and intuitive. You can move the head back and forth or just set a stable position. The cleaning system is simple as well. You just flip down the shaver put inside (along with the cleaning product) and let the machine do its job. You can shave dry or wet but I recommend shaving wet so the razors will slide better on your skin face. Have no cons at all so far. For the price and for what the shaver is supposed to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, smooth and a breeze to clean!

    Posted
    Photoshoot
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    For years I have purchased low end electric razors. I decided to spend the extra money to purchase this mid range razor from Braun and I will never look back. My old electric razors took a lot of time to get the job done. The braun just takes minutes. The shave is very close and most important, it doesn't irritate your face. If you are like me and always forget to clean your electric razor on a regular schedule, this Braun cleaning system does all the work for you. It's a no brainer for me. A great shave and a cleaning system that lets you know when to clean the electric Razor. This cleaning system will keep the Bruan in top shape.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Shaver

    Posted
    ohmichea
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    My husband has always used rotary type shavers but decided to try this one on a whim. He couldn't be happier with it. He gets a closer shave with this razor with less irritation. He says the only difference is that every once in awhile a hair will pull causing pain but it is a much closer shave than the rotary so he is ok with it. The clean and charge station is a huge plus because it cleans and lubricates the razor each time and gets it back to like new condition. It should last longer this way. It is also more hygienic than just rinsing. Overall he is a Braun convert and is very happy with this razor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Electric Shaver

    Posted
    Photobuoy
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    I don't always have time to shave with a blade, so it's been nice to run this across my chin a few times in the morning and get a decent shave. My last Braun shaver is 10 years old and still going strong, so I probably could have done without this one, but it's so light and fast that I don't regret the purchase. The only thing that worries me is how often I will have to replace the cleaning cartridge, but it does a great job of maintenance and recharges the shaver at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Changed my life.

    Posted
    cp1633
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    This is my first time owning a premium machine like the Braun Series 5. I have either had way cheaper electric shavers or have used actual razors...never again! This machine not only cuts and provides a close and smooth shave...I am even able to use on my head. Has left my skin very smooth and I cant believe I didnt have one of these machines sooner. I will gladly own this product for as long as I am able to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best in class

    Posted
    NetandTechGuy007
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    I got this on sale and it really does the work for the price i paid during Christmas time and now i just saw the price went up again. Anyhow, this is the best brand/product you could find in this era we live in. Seriously, name a brand better than Braun, i doubt it. So about the product, like i said it does the job and my face feels so fresh and cook after every use. I am glad i threw away my blades, which used to hurt my face a lot. Happy customer :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best electric shaver I have ever owned.

    Posted
    Lyndon
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    I have tried several electric shavers over 50+ years and found them all to be unsatisfactory compared to a blade. After going on blood thinner following surgery, I had to stop shaving with a blade. I was very skeptical about electric shavers. I have been pleasantly surprised with my new Braun shaver. It shaves close. It is very well designed and convenient to use. I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gives a close shave

    Posted
    Kim123
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    I've charged this up and still running off the first charge. But the whole system seems a bit complicated and I have not had the time to read the manual yet, which I need to do. It's not intuitive. Have to figure out how to clean this with the plug-in machine and the fluid that comes with it. I don't know what this fluid is, how long it lasts. If I knew how involved this model is, I'd have bought a simpler, cheaper model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Clean Shave

    Posted
    Gabe
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    I have always used cheap electric razors that you can get such as Remington and other less known brands. This razor by far was much more impressive and efficient. It gives a nice clean shave and has mechanics that allow to shave in tough places such as under the nose. It also comes with a near charge and clean station that just allows you to put the shaver on the dock and it immediately starts charging. Don’t be afraid to spend up for one of these. It’s well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent razer

    Posted
    Nick
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    So far this gives me a great clean shave but can be a bit sharp. I've already cut myself each time I use it but I do have a difficult chin that requires a bit of extra force. It doesn't irritate my skin like my last Razer which is the main reason I bought it and the cleaning station helps keeps build up off the blades that is no good for people with allergies like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than a very old 3 series, but missing 1 thi

    Posted
    JinOH
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    It's a very nice razor and shaves really well. But, I miss the setting in my old 3 series that locked down and made one of the 2 shaver foils proud so you could shave under your nose without catching your mustache with both foils and middle trim bar. But, it's a decent purchase price and it was time to replace the old razor that had a worn out (near broken) trimmer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Razor

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    JME624
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    Bought this for my son's 16th birthday, a real manhood right of passage type of gift, which he appreciated that gesture. He loves it. He's been using my own Series 9 razor, but now he has his very own and he's very happy with it. He loves the way it feels in his hand, and it seems very similar to my 9, although the place to plug in the base is more awkward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great razor

    Posted
    scottdnc
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    I did my homework on this one. Looked at Braun Series 9, 7, and 5. To me this gives me the features I liked about the Series 9 at about half the price. It isn't as bulky as the Series 7. The cleaning and charging dock works very well. I run the cleaning process every two or three days. You don't have to press the clean button just to charge the razor.

    I would recommend this to a friend