Close comfortable shave. I'm really impressed
I've been a Philishave user for years but I found my current 7 series (S7310 purchased 1.5 years ago) simply didn't provide a close shave. Yesterday I decided to buy a Braun. It's brilliant in terms of providing a smooth, close shave without any irritation as I have sensitive skin. It charged up quickly, and it's comfortable to use. What I also like is it's easier to clean then the Philishave which has a complicated cutter removal system. The salesperson recommended the Braun on the basis of it's powerful motor. I'm really pleased with my purchase decision.
worse electric shaver
bought 7720s a year ago at shaver shop at Garden city ,worse electric shaver I have had , doesn't cut properly battery doesn't fully charge. Wish I could get my money back ,going back to Philips
Why bother? waste of time and money.
I bought this as I was sick of manual razors and I recall my last electric to be awesome (many years ago now).
After researching and reading the reviews, I decided on the more expensive Series 7 model as I wanted a good piece of equipment to travel and know I get a good shave every time. The old statement of you get what you pay for steered me toward the higher price bracket.
After using this, I have found I spend twice as long shaving than I normally would, and still find patches of stubble an hour later. This razor is lucky to be 2 months ol...d and has now become a paperweight on my desk. I thought something must have been faulty after just a week of using this, and after reading such positive reviews prior. So I sent this back for analysis. I was told I need to oil the blades before and after and to use the specialised hygiene solution after every shave. After running the numbers, this shaver will not pay itself back over regular razors EVER! Not cheaper, takes more time and less reliable at getting a close and thorough shave. I have wasted my time and money and returned to manual razors until I can save up for a better electric razor. However, not sure I want to run the risk again after this experience. Best of luck to future purchasers and hope your outcome is much better than mine.
Replaced my old shaver (Braun 8595) that had failed me after 10+ years. This shaver takes about 4x longer to do the same job as my old shaver. Don't buy!
Garbage and waste of money
This would be the worst shaver on the market and terrible product support. After 10-15 minutes of shaving it doesn't even touch the stubble. Tried to return it after 4 weeks of use and was told to buy another foil ???
Rubbish - drops stubble everywhere
This shaver is terrible - makes an absolute mess every time, its bad the first time after cleaning but if you use it again without cleaning - WOW, stubble all over your shirt, the basin and bench. cant walk around while shaving, have to awkwardly lean over the basin to try to catch most of the mess. its clear the way the head fits the body it is a design fault, hard to see how the stubble could be contained, watching it fall in the reflection of the mirror - its like rain. previous shavers never had this problem. The shave quality is not bad, and battery life is good but when the blade is blunt its in the bin, wont bother replacing it.
Very happy with the product, performance and overall purchase
My last Braun electric shaver I had for over 20 years, changed the blades twice, dropped many times, cleaned and lubed once a week (always used "Shaver Guard"), the battery eventually died on it recently (old Ni-cad type) but I could still use it with the cord. It was a basic model when I bought it and on sale, I was surprised how long it lasted, it did the job but sometimes missed areas. Got the series 7 for Xmas, it is a mid range model, again got it on special at 55% off, been using it daily and can't believe the difference in performance, I...suppose they have come along way in 20 years. Shaves my face very quickly and efficiently, no spiky areas or having to go over and over to get my face smooth!! Lithium battery provides long periods between shaving and longevity although I haven't had to charge it yet....quality of the shaver feels top shelf, robust and built to last, nice case comes with it. Very comfortable to use compared to the old one, you can tell it is engineered and built in Germany. Bought from the Shaver Shop, they are always great and easy to deal with, weren't pushy and weren't trying to sell me something I didn't need, just the right one for me. Overall super happy with my new shaver, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this brand or The Shaver Shop to anyone.
Cutting blade is cheap steel
I've persisted with this shaver for far too long. Shaver is generally good but the replacement blades (same on all series 7) feel like a cheaply sharpened knife and are blunt in no time. Even the lady in Shavershop asked my opinion when I forked out $55 for new blades. She said that many men were only getting 3mths of sharpness from blades instead of 18mths. Everything else is good but going to give up on this shaver.
Best shaver I ever had
I used to buy a cheap shaver every 6 months until I decided to go for better quality instead of just price. Ive had this shaver about 3 1/2 years and it still shaves very close today. Im happy to support a company which puts quality first so Im upgrading my shaver to a series 9 although I dont really need to for this one I could continue to use for another few years. Battery has lasted so, so long and still get plenty of use from a full charge. Replacement foil is needed about once every 2 years but Im very happy with that. Really quality shave...r and now I will have both a series 7 and 9 but the series 7 is just too good not to want to continue using it so I will use both. The thing Im finding about Braun is you dont throw out your old model because you upgrade. What happens when you upgrade a Braun product you get left with 2 quality devices. I recently bought a digital thermometer it is awesome. I dont mind paying extra for quality that lasts years instead of cheap stuff that has to be replaced every few months. Years of use of my series 7 and with a series 9 I wont be able to retire the 7 because its just that good. Highly recommended after years of use. Got mine both from Shaver Shop. My series 9 should arrive this week.
Purchased in January 2016.
Used most days without fail
Have been using this most days before work for about a year now. It has not failed me at all. The battery life is very good. The shave is nice and close without any irritation. It sits well in the hand and is comfortable to use. The price is a little steep for a shaver though.
I am using Braun series 7000 for almost 10 years and I love it
easy to use, reasonable charging time
easy to carry when you are traveling
easy to clean, I bought the first one in 2010 (my brother using that one now) and I have another two of them
The cassette foil needs to replace every 2 years but
Braun recommending 18 months (a little bit expensive) but it depends on your personal usage
just try to buy the genuine one and try use recommended oil to keep it clean and sharp
I tried the newer Model 9000 series and unfortunately did not work for me and I decided to stick to my old one
I am absolutely recommending this shaver
Purchased at shavershop for $265.00.
The real deal !
Having been a rotary Philips user for 50 years punctuated by a Remington foil once, I ventured into purchasing a Braun 7893 because the rather nice rotary contour Philips has current generation blades that lose their edge quickly and fail to do a good job below the jaw line.
My new 7893 is like revelation.
It is bulkier and noisier than the Philips however it is the real deal and on the intermediate blue setting I now have NO problem getting a better than reasonable shave below the jaw line and throat.
Further it is easier to clean and the c...
Purchased at on line for $179.00.
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Very close shave and efficient.
I was coming from a Phillip's Speed XL model.
In comparison the Braun is a much closer shave, very close to a razor shave. Its pretty efficient too with fewer pass overs required.
The unit is solidly built and cleans easily, either with water or the included brush. It has variable settings for sensitivity, and also shows the charge level via some LEDs on the front. I read many highly positive reviews on the 7 series German made model and its lived up to the hype.
Wet or dry shaver.
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BRAUN SERIES 7 - MODEL 7898CC WET & DRY ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH CHARGE & CLEAN BASE
I have for the last 40 years used a variety of wet shavers (my favourite remains my ancient Gullette Fat Boy DE safety razor from 1958 - so it's four years older than me and still working well) and several foil and rotating head electric razors. A close shave with minimal skin irritation is important to me, more so than a quick shave. I don't mind putting in the time and effort to get best results.
I read many glowing reviews before selecting the Braun Series 7 (7898cc) Wet & Dry shaver with the Charge & Clean base unit. I ordered it online on...1st January 2018 and it arrived several days thereafter. After reading so many five star reviews, I was optimistic for this shaver. Upon using the shaver, both dry and wet, I was most disappointed with the results. It always leaves stubble, most especially on the neck but also on the soft cheek areas and along the jaw line. This has happened ever since new and has become no better one year on (with the foil and cutter cassette now 'worn-in'). I tried using the Braun on completely dry skin, with the use of Boots electric pre-shave lotion, and then wet using my usual high quality shaving soaps (Trumper, and Pecksniffs), and then again, with Gillette shaving gel. Each time the Braun leaves stubble of around 1.0mm to 1.5mm on the neck, jawline and cheeks. I got marginally better results on the neck area by putting the shaver head in the angled locked position but it still leaves stubble. I thereafter have to resort to my trusty old Philips HQ10 twin rotating head travel shaver - which cost me around £12 around a decade ago and still has its original foils and cutters - it then deftly removes the stubble which the Braun 7898cc leaves behind. This is utterly ludicrous as the HQ10 uses old architecture in comparison to the state-of-the-art 8D foils of the Braun 7898cc. Moreover, the Braun costs more than twentry-seven times as much as the humble Philips: I bought the HQ10 from Boots for £11.99 whereas Boots are currently charging £329.99 for the Braun 7898cc. From my experience thus far (the shaver is now 13 months old) I am not impressed with the build quality or reliability. After just six weeks of use the plastic button, which locks the shaver head, fell off and could not be reinserted as the plastic retention pins had fallen off inside the head After around 6 months of use one of the silver-coloured Series 7 plastic side plates fell off, followed by one side of the cutter assembly. Although the side plate presses back on, it falls off repeatedly, followed onto the floor by half of the cutter and foil assembly.
Purchased in January 2018 for $220.29.
Changed my mindset on electric shaver after 40 years
Since I started to shave I was used to a blade or a good old type shaver. Specially as a part of military training I needed a clean shave where I can not feel any stubs.
One day I tried my son's shaver which is a series 5. I felt that it could deliver similar results to a manual shaver.
I did my research online and also visited shaver shops and got some response from sales team who were using electric shaver. In one of the shops I found series 7 shaver which did not mention wet and dry are a great price. When enquired the girl at the count...
Better than I could have hoped.
I bought the 7865CC Braun shaver two weeks ago after persisting for too many years with a couple of other electric shavers (the ones with the three spinning circular blades). And within the first 30 seconds of using this Braun I knew that this was seriously the best shaver I had ever used.
Really feels like I have used a blade, it is that clean and smooth a shave.
And the charging/cleaning station I thought looked more like a gimmick is actually bloody brilliant! I use the cleaning option every third day (which means the little reservoir sho...
Best shave ever
Bought this for my elderly father after researching. He wanted a foil one as he’d had great problems with a rotary model, and couldn’t change heads easily. He shaves every morning, dry, so I just bought the basic model rather than dry/wet. He loves it and says it gives him the best shave he’s ever had.
Works very well
This is my second Braun 760cc. I use it 6 days a week and only charge once a week. Gives very close shave and smooth finishing. Got it when it was special at HN. Been using it for 3 years. I prefer Foil over Rotary due to the ease of using it and also ability to lock the head. Have not changed cutting heads yet. Cleaning is very easy and comes with self cleaning function.
Shaver works fine BUT try to use the trimmer to trim your ‘stash........the head blocks ENTIRE view of where you’re trying to trim. NOT well thought out.......from a design teacher. Have you thought of a different career?!? Ohhhhhh just kidding!!
Better than Philishave 9000
I stopped using my Philishave series 9000 because I was unhappy with it and after using Philips shavers for over 35 years. See the Philips 9000 review for my issues. So I bought a Braun series 7 and have been using it for a week. I’ve used a Phishave for over 35 years and it feels a bit like being unfaithful. I’ve been using the Braun for a little over a week. The Braun series 7 is simply better than the Philishave series 9000.
To pick up and hold, the Braun feels like it’s a better weight and more solid. Its a small thing, but you use it eve...
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