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Braun - Series 7 Wet/Dry Electric Shaver - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 360 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, well-built, if ambitious shaver

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    CaptainDipship
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    This thing is built like a piece of art. Very nice build quality and unusually complex for something that, for the casual user like me, seems like a simple device. I've never put much thought into a shaver before, but using the Braun has made me rethink much of what I used to know about shaving, which was admittedly not much. In truth, I didn't need to replace my old shaver, a trusty bare-bones Norelco. In service for close to ten years, the battery miraculously still holds a charge, and it still provides a close shave. I think I bought the Braun in a moment of weakness, having steered myself toward the shaving aisle on a whim after buying the laptop I'm now typing on. Having used the Series 7 for over a month now, I can attest to the fact that I am indeed enjoying a superior shave, albeit only slightly. I think the most noticeable improvement for me is the amount of time I spend shaving, when I feel like shaving. Previously, the Norelco's dull blades resulted in a 5-10 minute shave session depending on how long I'd gone without a trim. The Braun is a lawnmower to my Norelco's kiddie scissors, powering through my coarse facial hair like a retired circus elephant attacking the peanut barrel. The sheer abundance of features, including the curvy cleaning stand which is equipped with computerized debris sensors and a replaceable liquid alcohol-based cleaning solution underscores the frivolities packed into the unit to the casual shaver like me. You see, I was never a blade guy. I never bought a can of shaving cream or an expensive set of refills in my life. My little Norelco got me through college and then some, and I actually hate shaving. The best thing about the Braun 7 Series is that it is German, like a 7-series BMW, but it's not as expensive. Also, it makes shaving less annoying, much faster, and gives you something to listen to in the shower while it's cleaning itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of the best

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    ntw49224
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    Love the Braun series 7. This product is amazing and the one I decided to stick with. I spent the year trying the following; Panasonic Arc 3 and 5, Braun Series 3,5,7,9, Philips 5700, 7500, 9700 and 9000 prestige. After spending 2 weeks with each I can say at least for me the Series 7 is the best even though it's what 18 years old now design wise. The Arc 3 was cheaper and maybe a little closer but left a insane amount of neck hair behind, making it impossiple to get a good shave. The Arc 5 worked great if you like red face from so much irritation, it did get a close baby face shave but hurt in the process. The Braun series 3 was okay but like the Arc 3 left a lot behind. The Series 5 is alot like the Series 7 and definitely looks better design wise and newer but vibrates like crazy and is loud, and shave quality is less than that of the Series 7. The Braun series 9 is a amazing shaver, works great and gets most of everything but it's not better enough than the 7 for the price difference. The Philips shavers we're also nice but not as close as the foil shavers. They also causes more irritation. If you do want a rotary shaver I'd go with the 9700 Philips though, cuts close and misses hardly anything, you can sometimes get on sell for a good price. The 9000 prestige from Philips doesn't really shave better than the 9700 and it doesn't come with a cleaning system. Okay now back to the series 7, this thing is a beast, it may take a few passes but it gets everything, it causes no irritation and gets close, the cleaning system and case are amazing. The only negative I have about it is the outdated design and display. But this shaver is a 10/10 for what it's made for. I could not recommend more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works but ,

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    Gunner
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    The Braun series 5 shaves the face as close as the series 7 HOWEVER , the choice of different settings is cool if you also shave areas . The floating head lockout workers a bit better and feels more secure then the series 5 . That is probably do to just one solid lock out position ( which i have found to be sufficient, ) on the series 7. The series 5 has multiple lock out possibilities unfortunately on the series 5 none lock out solid. The battery last as advertised. i cannot get mine to work when the cord is plugged in . It seams to work fine on the internal batteries . If cost is not a factor and you think that you need all of the bells and whistles then, the series 7 wet and dry is for you . The series 5 shaves as close and the quality of the shave is as good as the series 7. Save some bucks and purchase a series 5 . What you will get is a great shave and you really don't need multiple cutting speeds ( My series 7 is set at high for the duration ).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally found a razor I love

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    Scosto612
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    I have been looking for a razor for a while that could give me a nice close shave without having to exert a ton of energy. I thought I found it with a Philips Norelco that was in the same price range as this razor. I loved all its features and the cleaning system. Problem was, the razor head kept popping off and after only 6 months, it was pretty much useless. I was surprised that there weren't more reviews calling that out, which is why I didn't know about that fault in it. This razor is perfect for me. The cleaning system is great as well. I haven't tried using it with shaving cream yet, mainly because I haven't needed a reason to try. It is pricey, but considering I expect to keep this for years, it's worth it. I've always had Norelco razors, but I may be sticking with Braun from now on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly good razor

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    Peppercorn
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    I have been a norelco rotary user for 20-30 years and always thought it the best electric razor. Wasn’t ever “thrilled” with the results of norelco but I have borderline sensitive skin and it didn’t irritate Too much especially on neck/jawline. Then needed a new one, researched a lot, read reviews etc and took the plunge to Braun. Really amazing difference in results and time spent shaving. No irritation. Faster. I.e. shorter time,spent shaving with much better results. Always used to struggle w hairs that grew close to neck jawline and this razor nipped them cleanly and with minimal effort, no irritation. Since buying mine both my dad and father in-law have switched from norelco to Braun. I can not give 5 stars because I have mountain and goatee and i struggle to trim up close to the longer hair. I must use my trimmer for this work ..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Razor

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    Jason
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    This razor blew my expectations away. I’ve never owned a “good” electric razor, or was even interested in one. But now, being that I'm in my mid 30’s, if I skip a day shaving, I look like a homeless hipster. Shaving daily can become a hassle, but I just always figured, if u wanted a good shave, u used a straight razor, right? End of story. Well I was wrong to say the least! Honestly, there’s nothing I can describe in this review that would give the closeness of this electric razor any justice. The price was steep, don’t get me wrong, but I still wanted to buy it. When it dropped down to $150, I couldn’t submit my purchase quick enough. So get this razor and go purify yourself in the crystal waters of Lake Minnetonka...DO IT

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Electric Shaver I've used thus far

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    Miles49224
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    I have used this the Series 5 and 3 and the Panasonic Arc 5. This and the Arc 5 are very close when it comes to shave quality. The Braun 7 seems to do better dry while the Arc 5 is better for wet shaving. This Razors speed settings are kinda a gimmick. But it shaves amazingly close and is definitely more smooth than the Arc 5. The Arc 5 may get a bit closer but this is way more smooth. I have sensitive skin so that's more important to me. I also have thick facial hair growth, I'm in the military and definitely have to shave everyday. But this shaver does amazing. You won't regret it. Also the cleaning system is amazing. I had to manually clean the Arc 5, but the cleaning system is definitely a time saver in the morning. All in all this is a amazing shaver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one word AMAZING

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    Dunkman023
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    I did a lot of research on which electric razor to get and I originally was leaning toward the Norelco S9000 prestige due to reviews but then I saw an article giving the Braun 7 one of the best reviews. I will say I had a electric razor many years ago and I didn't like it one bit. This is miles and light years different. For something so simple it's an amazing device. People were saying not to expect the razor to give you a shave comparable to a manual shave and I have to say those people were WRONG! I will say that it take a little time to get used to it and deciding on what settings you want to use. I used to dread shaving and now I really want to shave frequently. I am just so surprised it's taken me so long to get this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Electric Razor, Except For One Thing:

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    Walker
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    This Braun 7 is far superior to old rotary shaver I had years ago. Absolutely no razor burn without any mosture. My beard is average, and it shaves close enough. It is not a fast shave, requires several passes over the same area to get as close and smooth as want. Would have given a five star except for the poorly designed trimmer, it all wrong, I think Braun just wanted to say it has trimmer even though worthless. The charging and cleaning process seems to work fine, had less than a month, take time to tell. I bought three extra cleaning carts, plan to buy solution and refill save cost. Time will tell how long razor head last. At this time happy with purchase of Braun 7. It is pricy: I decided due to to poor reviews on Braun Service Dept. to purchase at Best Buy with Geek Warrenty. If I have problem with this expensive electric razor I know Best Buy will take care of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good shaver, if pricey

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    nhmtnbkr
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    Overall I'd have to say I'm very happy with this Series 7, it's a much improved version from one of theirs in this line that I had about 8 years that gave a good shave, but tended to leave razor burn. This shaver gives an excellent shave and quickly, with good power for numerous shaves. I particularly like the refined level shaving sensitivity that it offers, so you can adjust based on need. I also like how well this shaves my neck hairs, which is my biggest problem area, and one where every other shaver has a hard time with, because they grow every which way and require many passes - with this shaver I get them all and in easily 2/3's less passes. It's definitely a better overall shaver than the Panasonic Arc 5 shaver I bought two years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Braun Great Shaver

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    BMac
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    Solid, High Quality Shaver. Feels natural when using, with Good Materials. It conveniently stores in the a Stand making Easy to Charge and Clean. It has gauge on the bottom indicating the level of Clean and Charge. It shaves very Well, leaving smooth Skin. The only thing I found was that it took a couple of multi- direction passes under my Chin and Neck to achieve the same overall smoothness. It also has an easy to use switch to open the pop up Trimmer. I do not have enough Mileage on it to replace the cleaning solution or the replaceable head. This is a High end product, although not Inexpensive, but I would definitely buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Powerful razor with one flaw

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    Smarker
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    I looked after a variety of differnt razors on line and in store. I decided based on reviews and reputation I would try the series 7 razor from Braun. The razor is made in Germany and it is a very strong well built razor. Overall it gives an good shave. The one issue I have is my neck. The razor does not shave that area as well as I would like. It takes much longer to shave the neck and get all the hairs than it should. On the plus side the cleaning system is very good. I would have a hard time recommending this razor when you look at the price and the fact it doesn’t do a great job on my neck area.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Improvement over Series 3

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    novice
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    I have a Braun Series 3 razor that I just retired after 10 years(still working fine), because it has never provided a close shave. I have used the Series 7 razor for about a month now. I am very delighted how well it smoothly shaves my neck, chin and upper lip. Even though my brittle beard requires several passes, it is far less rubbing over my skin than the series 3. When finished, my skin feels far smoother than the series 3 did. I wish I had bought this razor several years ago. I would have given it a 5 star, but Braun has a poor pop up trimmer. I think the series 3 had a better trimmer(although it broke early on). I have to use a separate trimmer for my sideburns.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, Wet & Dry Shaver.

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    ArthurAsc
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    I still have my old Braun 8985 shaver and working. The reason I bought this new Braun 7899cc is because the replacement blades for my Braun 8985 is getting less and less available. Nice it has a battery indicator, better ergonomics, I don't care about the hygiene indicator, I wash it with running water every shave, wipe it dry right away, do not let the water stand. The trimmer extends, is a bit awkward. There is a sensitive and intensive settings, no difference on me. Maybe on you. It comes with a zipper case, nice. Also, nice that you can replace the battery. Last, is always, usual, the charger is 110/220 volts and 50/60 cycles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great shave!

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    Kevi
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    I had grown frustrated with another well known brand of electric shaver that I purchased less than two years ago. I previously had a Braun shaver that lasted about 20 years, so I decided to go back to Braun. What a difference! A very close shave, as good as a razor and comfortable in the hand. I like the Clean and Renew Station as well, keeps the shaver clean without having to clean it manually. I haven't changed the sensitive/intensive settings, just set it at intensive, and found it to provide a smooth yet comfortable shave. A great shaver!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but worth it!

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    George
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    I have used Braun shavers for years, and although Braun shavers can be pricey you get what you pay for. I had been using a Braun 5 Series shaver for the past several years and had been satisfied. My friends at Best Buy recently had the new 7 Series Wet/Dry model on sale so I decided to give it a try. So far I'm very pleased with the upgrade. The new 7 Series gives you plenty of options to adjust the shaver to your beard and skin which is a plus. I also like the convenience of being able to recharge, clean and lubricate the shaver all in one easy step with the included device. Definitely would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Trimmer

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    bgent
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    I was torn between this shaver and the 9 series. I ultimately landed on the 7 because it was slightly cheaper than the 9 and the cartridges are also cheaper. The shaving on this is really great. It gets very close to my skin and my shave lasts almost all day (I get a 5:00 shadow real bad). I used to use a higher end rotary shaver, and this one does a far better job. The same tough spots are tough with this razor, but it takes only two passes to cut those stubborn hairs. The rotary razor couldn't cut it. I would definitely recommend this shaver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    wet & dry can not

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    jayboydog
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    this advert is for Braun 7899cc. this is a wet & dry shaver. advert falsely says "Shave while plugged in or away from an outlet. Direct-power capability allows you to use your shaver while it is charging" only non wet & dry can Shave while plugged in or away from an outlet. . Braun 790cc is dry use only. Thus 790cc can Shave while plugged in or away from an outlet. Direct-power capability allows you to use your shaver while it is charging, to minimize wait times. 790cc has a better clean/charge station with more features like quick clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick, smooth, and non-irritating

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    Archaelobsteryx
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    I have been shaving with this razor for about a month. It's much faster than the multi-bladed hand-held razor I used to use. I don't use shaving cream anymore and yet I'm able to get a super-close shave that doesn't leave my skin sore or cut. I would say that there was an adjustment period for my skin, but it's not terrible. The only complaint is that the "washing" cycle (hygienic cleaning) is required after each shave. That means buying cleaning fluid. So far I haven't needed a refill, but that will come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BAD CLEANING STATIONS

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    spec0ps69
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    went through THREE BAD shavers where the charging unit would not dry the shaver (two in store and one shipped.) closest store is a good twenty minutes away and now I have to go back a fourth time. I called the toll-free customer service phone number after the second bad shaver to see if they could help out at all and they only offered to ship one, but I still had to return the defective one to the store. that one got here and what do you know; another defective charging unit. when you spend this much on a shaver; everything should work the first time

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend