Introduce to you the top-line Braun Series known as Series 9. Launched since 2015, the Series 9 faced couple of issues along the way involving mostly on shaving’s head, and cost of replacement of the shaving heads is very high. Therefore, Braun manage to handle its issue with new updated models with improved shaving heads. The updated models known as 9290cc, 9295cc, 9293s and all of them comes with wet & dry technology. Moreover, the cost of the replacement shaving heads dropped tremendously which reasonably priced.As for comparison against Braun’s prior-best Series 7, the updated Series 9 I would rank it number 1 and here is why.
The design of the Series 9 shaver’s head is larger than other Braun’s Series. It is equipped with 5 shaving elements as compared the Series 7’s 3. The size difference is well designed and does not looks weirdly large by the Series 9’s overall shape. The ergonomic shape feels well balanced and comfortable to hold than the Series 7.The updated model of Series 9’s shaving head contains 5 shaving elements. this includes 2x OptiFoil located end to end, HyperLift trimmer which lifts and cuts flat lying hairs, Direct trimmer which aligns and cuts medium to coarse hairs in different directions, and Protective SkinGuard which gives a smooth gliding onto your skin while shaving. The best experience of Series 9 can give you is the comfort.
It gives you the feel of being very gentle and the most comfortable shaver you can ever own. Other than that, the foils never gets warm even after prolonged use. You could get away with the Series 9 if you constantly suffer from burn, discomfort or having sensitive skinOn the function wise, the Series 9 indeed much superior to Series 7.
The shaving head’s cutting element is mounted on a 10 directional pivoting head (10-D) for more thorough shave, versus the Series 7 shaving head only mounted on a 8 directional pivoting head (8-D). Therefore, the Series 9 works better compare to any other foil shaver and ability to manage coarse hair, wiry and flat lying hairs extremely well.If your usual time to shave like every 3 days or even more and having to deal with problematic areas where the hair grow dense, coarse and grow parallel to the skin, the Series 9 again will be your best choice. In addition, the trimming power is so great and it allows me to finish my shave with fewer stroke and in a short period of time. This is due to Series 9 motor that features a sonic technology that delivers 10,000 micro-vibrations and 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute of my shave . As the result of comparison during my test, the Series 9 glided my facial hair effortlessly and cuts faster than Series 7.
The other option of shaver that could handle best in these situations are Norelco’s advanced rotary shavers like the 8900 and 9300.Regarding closeness shaving of this Series 9, it was definitely very close but it wasn’t the best available you could get from the market. Shavers from Panasonic, the Arc 5 and Arc 4 will provide you closer shave but they are not giving you a great comfort like the Series 9.So if you are very particular in getting the closest shave possible and your skin is not very sensitive, the Panasonics I mentioned is the best option you could have.As for the cleaning part on the shaver’s head, a manual cleaning is time consuming and big hassle for you because it is hardly to get all the hair clippings out.
This is due to combination of 5 cutting element into single piece would be troublesome when it comes to effect cleaning. Therefore, for the case of Series 9, cleaning station is very much recommended as it gives you a HUGE favor when it comes to cleaning the 5 cutting elements in short period of time. Besides that, price difference between model s (without cleaning station) and a cc (with cleaning station) is not excessive.
In conclusion, the Premium line of Braun Series 9 9290cc provides the best shaving experience in terms of the best comfort, shaves as fast and provides very close shave making it our choice for the best electric shaver in 2018. However if your budget is tight, the best available option is the 2nd best in our list the Series 7 or the Series 5 instead as the price is cheaper. Moreover Braun Series 9 is suitable for thick and dense beard and shave once in a couple of days. If you have a medium and light beard and need to shave it everyday, the Series 9 with 4 cutting blades might be too excessive for you. Instead, the lower price option of Series 7 or 5 will be good enough.ProsVery close shavesPowerful, quick and smooth shaving coarse beardsExtremely comfortableFlexible shaving heads, easily maneuver around curves and adjust to face contourEasy to hold ergonomic design and look well balance with 5 shaving elementsWet & Dry technology, 100% waterproofComes with 5-action Clean & Charge StationSuitable for sensitive skinConsComes with high priceExcessive for light beards and everyday useManual cleaning is tediousBigger head – difficulty to reach under nose area