You may have already heard about Braun’s flagship electric shavers, the Series 9. But not everyone has the luxury to always opt to purchase ones under the Series 9 due to its higher end specs (check out the Braun Series 7 vs Braun Series 9 here). This is where the Braun Series 7, its not so high-end brother comes into the picture. More and more people are being attracted to choosing an electric shaver from Braun’s Series 7. After all Braun, is widely known for its electric shavers being very convenient, speedy and efficient for hair trimming and daily grooming.
|Braun Series 7||Wet & Dry||Cleaning Station||Speed||Price|
|#1. 799cc||Yes||Yes||3 settings|
|#2. 797cc||Yes||Yes||5 settings|
|#3. 790cc||No||Yes||3 settings|
|#4. 760cc||No||Yes||3 settings|
|#5. 740s||Yes||No||3 settings|
|#6. 720s||No||No||3 settings|
|#7. 7899cc||Yes||Yes||5 settings|
|#8. 7898cc||Yes||Yes||5 settings|
|#9. 7893s||Yes||No||5 settings|
|#10. 7865cc||Yes||Yes||5 settings|
Old and New Series 7 Models
From its first introduction in 2010, Braun has released a new line of Braun Series 7 electric shavers in 2016 to solve some of its prior issues. The Series 7 shavers featured a dry only shaving option such as the 790cc, 760cc and 720s. But it also had other 7 electric shavers with wet and dry options such as the 799cc, 797cc, 740s, 7865cc, 7899cc, 7898cc and 7893s.
#1. Braun Series 7 799cc-6 Wet & Dry Shaver
This Braun series model is the successor of 7 7997. It is ideal to be utilized for both wet and dry shaving. It empowers with the Pulsonic technology that allows 10,000 micro vibrations per minute to induce power during shaving as needed. Nonetheless, this extra power could be regulated through adjustments into an intuitive 3-customized mode that is situated in the interface of the device.
Its shaving head consists of four cutting elements that are readily pivoted to 8 adjustable directions to cater shaving at sensitive areas like the jawline and the neck as needed.
Similarly to its predecessor, the body of the device is mainly made from plastic still coated with gray matte. The sides contain well-grained rubber inserts for hard grip during shaving. The main interface of the handle integrates a pop-up trimmer that easily slides down as needed, a power button, two side buttons, and a LED indicator for hygiene and battery level detection.
The battery performance is much still similarly the same from the previous model. The Li-ion battery runs for 50 minutes and could be readily charged through a removable AC adapter that could be used also in the cleaning and charging station incorporated in the package. This 110-240 volt AC adapter charges for a maximum 60-minute duration as needed.
Like said, the device also has a cleaning and charging station for automated cleaning. The overall body of the device is also waterproof so you could do also cleaning manually as needed.
The only thing that this device differs from the 7 7900 model is its capability to do a wet shaving. Unlike in 7 7900, this device is generally made for flexible shaving. Also, you’ll notice the incorporation of different add-ons for this device. The kit includes a razor, a clean and charging station with an AC adapter, a small brush, a travel case, and three cartridges.
Nevertheless, you’ll expect an increase in price as compared to its former for which a lot of the users are complaining about. Also, the replacement parts are costly for which people still clamor for this model.
The device is more on power so it’s definitely quite loud. It could be irritating to some parts of the skin. Though, you could easily adjust as needed through its personalized settings.
Conclusion: There is really not much improvement looking from the predecessor brands of Braun. Nonetheless, it is good that the package includes at least 3 cartridges since replacements and maintenance are much likely expensive. Generally, this device has an impressive shaving quality. The only drawback that most users complained about is the price of the cartridges and its parts. It’s good that Braun is taking small steps on recognizing this weakness.
Read the full review: Braun Series 7 799cc.
#2. Braun Series 7 797cc Men’s Cordless Wet and Dry Multi-Angled Pulsonic Shaver
The last in the line of the Braun Series 7 and the predecessor of Braun Series 7-7900. As compared to the previous model, this device is faster and more powerful as needed. It employs versatile wet or dry shaving comprising a highly angled shaver head to engage full shaving at different parts of the face and body.
Similarly to its previous brand, the device is mainly white metallic polished with streamlined hard rubber on its sides. This 2.5 lb device integrates an interface comprising a pop-up trimmer, a power button, two side buttons to adjust power and speed, and a LED indicator for hygiene and battery level detection.
The head of this razor empowers four cutting elements that are excellently incorporated into the device to induce a smooth and deep shaving into the skin. Its pride is the Activelift trimmer that is used to lift and cut flat lying hairs that is mostly not easily removed from the skin.
Its battery efficiency and duration is still quite similar from the previous brand. It runs for about 50 minutes before emptying out and charges through plugging it in with an AC adapter that is incorporated into the packages. Maximum charging usually lasts for about an hour as needed.
The cleaning and charging station is much likely similar also from the former model. It’s easy to use with just docking the device in and pressing the button for utilization. Aside from that, the device is waterproof. You could easily clean it manually using running water safely.
This Braun model aside from its razor contains a travel case, cleaning and charging station, and a cartridge.
Conclusion: Overall, this device is even similar to its successor, the 7 799cc. Though, this model is intended to be sold exclusively in Target.
As for its drawbacks, complaints are also quite similar to the 7 799cc version. Most users are into the price of the device and its replacement parts. Also, there are those who feel that the device is way too powerful for their skin and does not get even a very close shave. Additionally, the device and the cleaning and charging station is a bit loud during its operation.
Read the full review: Braun Series 7 797cc.
#3. Braun Series 7 790cc Men’s Electric Foil Shaver
This electric razor has good ergonomics built sturdily with overall plastic handle and rubber inserts streamlined on the sides of the device. This gray matte finished device has an interface with a blue-colored power button that is surrounded by a circular silver border. Aside from that, it has two-side buttons to cater five power adjustments. Located at the base of the device, a LED indicator that presents the battery and cleaning levels. Nonetheless, a pop-up trimmer that easily slides down is incorporated also into the interface of the device.
The shaving head consists of four cutting elements respectively two optifoils, an activelift trimmer, and a skinguard to effectively capture hairs of varying lengths. It is equipped with a powerful auto-sense technology and multi-directional head to cater trimming through sensitive areas like the jawline and the neck.
However, the Braun Series 7 790cc is quite a noise upon operation. Some also complain about the heat and vibration it produces. Though, these side effects are prettily explainable knowing the extra power and technology it induces. Nonetheless, you could easily adjust the speed and power through the side buttons.
With regards to the battery performance, the Li-ion battery runs for about 50 minutes. It is readily rechargeable using a separate charger which is directly linked on to an intended port into the rear of the device. The AC adapter fully loads up to 60 minutes.
The device includes a cleaning and charging station. The 4-in-1 cleaning device is easily used. You just need to dock in the razor and push a button to start the cleaning operation. Nevertheless, you could easily clean the device manually since its body is all waterproof.
The main issue that a lot of users complained about the device is how expensive the replacement parts and the cartridge of the cleaning device. Likewise, maintenance is quite costly. Though, a lot still buy the device because it is built with quality and durability.
Conclusion: Though there are still some drawbacks, Braun is still on the line of getting the best shavers in the industry. A lot of its customers are very satisfied with utilization including the durability and quality it gives upon shaving. Though the shaver is really costly, the device is still a must-have looking at the great features it has.
Read the full review: Braun Series 7 790cc.
#4. Braun Series 7 760cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean & Charge Station
Boasted upon its Pulsonic Technology, this linear styled razor is heavily compacted to be used for in-depth shaving. Unlike most of its predecessors, it is highly compatible and incorporated with a cleaning and charging station that you could use for cleaning the shaver automatically with a single click on it. But if you are still uncomfortable with this new cleaning method, then you could always do it manually. This shaver is absolutely water-resistant efficiently cleaned using a tap or running water.
Aside from that, it incorporates a favorable shaver head consisting of premium 3-cutting elements that are highly intuitive during shaving. Inclusively, the 2x Optifoil cuts short hairs up to 0.05 mm in length and the ActiveLift trimmer enables trimming of flat-lying hairs.
Much similar to the other brands, the Li-ion battery for this device operates for about 50-minutes. It charges through a 110-240 volt AC adapter that runs at a maximum of 60 minutes.
This black finished razor is mostly made from plastic with rubber inserts to its sides intended for gripping. The main interface of its handle consists of a small pop-up trimmer, a power button, two side buttons for personalized three-mode adjustments on shaving power, and a LED indicator for battery level detection.
Aside from the razor, the package includes a cleaning and charging station, an AC adapter, a clean brush, and a cartridge.
Conclusion: Overall, this model gives a prettily decent shave as needed. As advertised, it is not recommended for wet shaving and thus, not as powerful as the succeeding Braun’s products. If you’ll looking for smart and not too intense shaving experience, then this model would do well.
Comparing also to its predecessor designs, the placement and the size of the trimmer is a bit awkward for utilization. Also, though the cleaning and charging station is a good idea, the cartridges and the replacement parts are a bit expensive. Maintaining it is quite costly.
Read the full review: Braun Series 7 760cc.
#5. Braun Series 7 740s Men’s Electric Foil Shaver – Wet & Dry
A versatile razor that allows dry and wet shaving. This is highly powered with three cutting elements into its shaver head that allows smooth and in-depth shaving particularly with hard to reach areas like the jawline and the neck.
Nonetheless, the interface of the device includes five-personalized adjustments for shave power and speed as needed. This capability could range from extra-sensitive to turbo as needed for your skin.
Additionally, this shaver consists of a typical Braun design tinted black into its body. The sides for this device are covered with hard rubber for easy grip upon utilization. Its main interface consists of a trimmer, power button, and a LED indicator to detect battery levels.
The package does not include a cleaning and charging station. However, this device is not compatible with Braun Series 7 Cleaning and charging station since it’s a stand-alone shaver. But nonetheless, you could do manual cleaning since its main body is waterproof and washable with water.
With regards to battery performance, it’s quite excellent. Though you could not use it while plugged-in, the device lasts even for how many weeks of utilization. Approximately, it lasts for a minimum of 50 minutes and charges via an American based- adaptor for about 60 minutes.
Aside from the razor, the package includes a cord, a carrying case, small cleaning brush and the instructions.
Conclusion: Overall, the device gives a decent shave. The trimmer is poorly designed and does not cut with sideburns and long hairs too well. Also, there are users who have a problem with the charger upon utilization of it for long. Likewise, it is best to buy a separate charger to address the issue readily. Nonetheless, it gives a closer shaver as compared to Braun’s 7-720 series but still not that intuitive. Though, the device is still great. It’s certainly has a good price with an option to not buy a cleaning and charging station for which some users don’t want to have.
Read the full review: Braun Series 7 740s.
#6. Braun Series 7 720s Men’s Electric Foil Shaver
Empowering with the triple cutting system and the Pulsonic technology, this shaver integrates power and shaving efficiency into one solid device. It generates a 10,000 micro-vibration per minute operation to cut through long hairs and beards as needed. It uses a well-patented ActiveLift trimmer to address flat and cut-lying hairs like those in the neck and jawline.
Despite these great shaving features, the device is not advised for wet shaving operation. Likewise, the overall body of the device is water resistant for which is highly intuitive for manual cleaning of the razor since it does not come up with a cleaning and charging station. Though, the device is highly compatible with Braun series 7 cleaning and charging station 7 as needed.
Similarly, other features of the device work great. Its Li-ion battery attached to the device is long lasting. It operates a maximum of 50 minutes and charges through a separate adapter approximately for 60 minutes or an hour as needed. Though, the device could not be used for plugging or charging it in.
Compared to the succeeding products of Braun, the device is intensely black finished made mainly from plastic with rubber inserts streamlined to its sides. The interface situates a pop-up trimmer, two side buttons for 3-level power adjustments, and a two-stage LED indicator for battery detection.
The package includes a linear razor, cleaning brush, a 110 V-240 V plug, and a travel pouch.
Conclusion: The shave and the technology work well yet the design of the razor seems a bit off. The head is hardly swiveled for shaving in multiple areas. Aside from that, the trimmer is poorly positioned. It’s also small and inflexible. It is not viable for sideburns and delicate trims.
Generally, the shaver is still good for its price. First time upon using the device would be hard. But as you get along the process, everything will go as easy as you wanted it.
#7. Braun Series 7 7899cc Wet & Dry Shaver System
Made very similarly to Braun Series 7 790, this device is intuitively powered with autosensing technology that adapts power 13x per second. Likewise, it captures dense hairs effectively since it has a rate of 10,000 micro-vibrations. Also, it consists of four shaving elements including a 2x optifoil, Activelift trimmer, and a skinguard to facilitate the process. Also, the shaver head is easily rotated with its 8-directional flexibility.
Nonetheless, it could be utilized with dry or wet shaving operations for which the latter razor does not incorporate.
This linear razor is silver chromed made of plastic and rubber on its sides for easy gripping. The interface includes a pop-up trimmer, power button, two side buttons for five personalized adjustments on shaving power, and a multi-stage LED indicator to monitor battery and hygiene levels.
As usual, the Li-ion battery works intuitively. It operates for about 50 minutes and recharges for an hour using the plug adapter that could be connected also via the cleaning and charging station. Consequently, it is safe to utilize the device while plugging or charging it in.
The black finished cleaning and charging station operates fast as needed. Though, the pre-packaged cleaning station for 7 790 model does not have a dryer whereas this device does have.
The package includes a razor, a cleaning and charging station, a travel pouch, a small brush, and a cleaning cartridge.
Conclusion: Almost all of its given features is entirely comparable to 7 790 product. In fact, both have very close prices if you’ve looked into it. Nonetheless, like the Braun Series 7 790, the only drawback that this device has is the cost of the replacement of its parts. It’s quite costly. But nonetheless, this is still a good razor with excellent shaving system.
#8. Braun Series 7 7898cc Men’s Electric Foil Shaver
Primarily intended for European customers, it incorporates a 2-pin EU based plug to meet UK regulations. For non-European users, you could buy an adaptor to charge the device as needed.
But nonetheless, its features are quite similar to the Braun Series 7 790 and 7865. It incorporates a smart sonic technology that comes with power on shaving. It cuts dense beards and hairs through 10,000 micro-vibration per minute with adaptive shaving motor. Aside from that, it consists of 4-cutting elements to cater smooth and deep shaving. The device has a flexible and multi-directional shaving head to address hard to reach areas like the jawline and neck.
With regards to its interface, its mainly silver chromed made from plastic and hard rubber to its sides for gripping. The interface consists of a pop-up trimmer, a power button, two side buttons for five adjustable personalized modes, and at the base locates the hygiene and battery monitoring LED-powered display.
The battery runs for an approximate 50-minute operation and charging runs for an hour. Nonetheless, you could use the clean and charge station to facilitate such method upon docking the device and pressing the power button.
Aside from the razor, the package includes a cartridge, a clean and charge station, a travel case, and a small cleaning brush.
Conclusion: Like its predecessors, the device works great. It shaves a bit loud but still efficient. The only drawback with this shaver is its price and the trimmer location for which most previous razors of Braun has its issues. But other than that, a lot of its users are satisfied with the shaving performance of the device. There are minor issues like irritation and patches though it could be mediated through adjusting the five modes.
#9. Braun Series 7 7893s Wet & Dry Electric Foil Shaver
A close model to Braun’s 7800 series with no cleaning and charging station packaged on it. Nonetheless, this device is mainly catered to those customers who want to manually clean the device and is not comfortable with the cleaning and charging station. Likewise, the device is stand-alone and does not work well with any cleaning and charging station named upon the same series.
Other than that, all its features are basically similar to Brauns Series 7 7898 and 7899. It comprises an invigorating shaving technology adapts and contours to different skin texture and beard density. Its shaving head is specialized with 4-cutting elements exclusively 2x optifoil, activelift, and a skinguard for close and deep shaving. Also, the head is flexible and multi-directional catering sensitive areas like the jawline and the neck.
As to its relative products, this 1 lb. device is generally silver coated with rubber inserts on its sides for tight-gripped during operation. The main interface consists of a pop-up trimmer, power button, two adjustable side buttons for five personalized modes, and a multi-level LED indicator for battery and hygiene monitoring.
Likewise, it includes a Li-ion battery that lasts for about 50-minute operation. The device is rechargeable using an incorporated 110-240 volts adapter which fully charges for one hour. Nonetheless, you could not use the razor upon charging or plugging in the device.
The package includes a razor, a small brush, a travel pouch, and a cord for charging.
Conclusion: Unlike to any Braun series product without a cleaning and charging station, this shaver is entirely flexible. It is well advised upon wet and dry shaving. This will do good also upon dense and long hairs. Though with its power, this could be a bit loud and irritates the skin. But nonetheless, this problem could be addressed through adjusting the multiple power modes that are integrated with the device.
Read the full review: Braun Series 7 7893s shaver.
#10. Braun Series 7 7865cc Men’s Electric Foil Shaver – Wet & Dry
Proven through a 3-day IPI beard test in 2015, this shaver consists of highly innovated technologies and systems that capture long or short hairs at its best. It includes an autosensing motor that runs about 10,000 micro-vibrations per minute catering dense and long beards.
Unlike a few of its predecessor models, this device incorporates a cleaning and charging station on its package to deal with one-touch cleaning. The device also comes with 4-cutting elements with an additional skinguard that smoothly clears the hair from the skin after shaving.
This linear razor works well also with wet or dry shaving. In fact, its body is water resistant which could also be used for manual cleaning of the device.
Additionally, the battery of the system could easily be monitored through a three-stage LED indicator that is located at the base of the interface within the shaver. The Li-ion battery runs for about 50 minutes and fully recharges for an hour using the incorporated adapter which could also be utilized on the cleaning and charging station.
With regards to its design and build, the device has a silver polished body. It’s mainly streamlined with rubber inserts to its sides and compactly established with a plastic body. The interface consists of a power button, two side buttons for five personalized adjustments of shaving power, and a LED indicator.
The package includes a razor, cleaning and charging station, a small brush, an AC adapter, and a cleaning cartridge.
Conclusion: The good thing about this device is that it works not really loud. It could also be used while plugged in for a flexible operation. Though, there are still users who are not contented with the quality of shaving that this linear razor does. Also, maintenance is quite expensive. The replacement parts and the cartridge are way too costly as the razor needs it.
Read the full review: Braun Series 7 7865cc shaver.
Braun Series 7 Comparison: 799cc vs. 790cc vs. 760cc
Read on below to find out the differences among the Braun Series 7’s top picks (799cc vs. 790cc vs. 760cc) in order to help you decide which one you should be getting.
Wet and Dry Shaving
Wet and dry shaving options for electric shavers can sometimes be a deal breaker for some men. A wet and dry electric shaver gives the user the option to shave in the shower or to shave with the use of shaving cream or gel. The dry only electric shavers however do not have the capability to be used with either water, shaving gel or shaving cream. It’s just a plain old dry shave for those wanting a quick clean up in the mornings.
|Braun Series 7 799cc-6 Wet and Dry Shaver System|
So if you’re not one of the people who want to shave in the shower or shave with shaving cream or shaving gel then you would do alright with dry only shavers which in this case includes the Braun Series 7 790cc, 760cc and 720s. However, if you prefer a more thorough and less skin irritating shaving experience then you should opt for an electric shaver that has the option for wet shaving such as the Braun Series 7 799cc, 797cc, 740s, 7865cc, 7899cc, 7898cc and 7893s.
The only downside to having a wet shaving option is that you cannot ever use it while plugged in to the cord or while charging. This is only for the user’s safety as it is not safe to use plugged in devices with water or creams or gels that can conduct electricity pretty easily. On the other hand, the dry only shavers you can use while plugged in, especially when you are running out of time and you don’t have enough time to wait for the shaver to have some juice in it.
Automatic Cleaning Stations
Braun also prides itself with the automatic cleaning stations that come with their electric shavers. In fact, they are also pretty well known for it since the automatic cleaning station is one of their shaving line’s main selling points. It adds more convenience for the user and saves them a lot of time. Instead of cleaning the electric shaver manually and doing much efforts to keeping it clean and rust proof, the automatic cleaning station does the job for you.
|Braun Series 7 790cc Cordless Electric Foil Shaver for Men|
As for the difference with the three Braun Series 7 electric shavers that we are comparing here, you do not have to worry since all three of them come with their own cleaning stations. The catch? The cleaning station that comes together with the Braun 760cc does not have all of the functions and the bells and whistles that come with the automatic cleaning stations on the 799cc and the 790cc.
The cleaning station on the 760cc does not feature the quick clean mode which can be very useful when you’re in a hurry and don’t want to leave your shaver dirty for rust and bacteria to accumulate on the blades. It also does not have the automatic cleaning function which could also be a downer as it compromises convenience for some. And it does not come with the hygiene indicator as well.
Although the Braun Series 7 760cc does not come with the automatic cleaning station per se, it should not be something that dismays you from purchasing it. After all, it still does as good a job on the shaving and grooming part compared to its other Braun Series 7 counterparts.
This shouldn’t be something that concerns you when it comes to comparison among the Braun Series 7 799cc, 790cc and 760cc. This is because all three of them come with the same three speed settings for its personalization mode.
|Braun Series 7 760cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men|
These three personalization mods include a sensitive option, a normal option and an intensive option. Now these can be pretty convenient depending on what kind of shave you will be needing at that exact moment. The sensitive shave can be quite slow as it makes sure that it is doing a very thorough job of efficiently smoothing and removing hairs without the need for skin irritation. So when you’re done, you will get an extremely smooth and clean shave.
The normal mode is neither fast nor slow. It still does a pretty good job at an efficient cleaning but does it in such a way that is a little faster than the sensitive option. And lastly, the intensive option is a different story on its own. This option enables the user to have a shave that is really, really thorough and vigorous for that pristine clean right after, no matter the kind of beard, mustache, sideburns or any kind of unruly facial hair you started with. Even when you have a really long beard with hairs that grow in different directions, the intensive option still does the job well for you.
Some people might think that this is a minor factor. And indeed it really is a minor factor, something that most people overlook. When it comes to the color scheme, it is just a matter of personal preference. In reality, all of these shavers look essentially the same if you ask me. But if you want a matte and more modern look and feel, the grey finish might attract you more.
Both the Braun Series 7 799cc and the 790cc come in this finish. Since it is matte, it is less of a fingerprint magnet than its other counterparts. As for the Braun Series 7 760cc, it comes in a shiny black finish for the handle and the shaver’s body while the shaving head is still greyish or silver. It can be quite a good contrast that is attractive for some. However, since it is black and shiny, it has the tendency to attract fingerprints and smudges while being used.
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Verdict: Which one should you choose?
If you ask me, everything is just a matter of personal preference. Which one among the 799cc, the 790cc and the 760cc depends on what you want and what you need from an electric shaver. One thing is for sure though, Braun delivers on its promise of outstanding and brilliant electric shavers and grooming tools so you can’t go wrong no matter which Braun electric shaver you choose.
|Wet and Dry Shaver System – 799cc|
The Braun Series 7 electric shavers are well known for their practicality and usefulness. Unlike its bigger brothers in the Braun Series 9 product line, it does not come with all the bells and whistles and the pizzazz that it has to offer. But it offers a convenient and reliable product line that has everything you need in it and maybe a little bit more.
But if you’re really faced with the tough decision of choosing among the Braun Series 7 799cc, the Braun Series 7 790cc and the Braun Series 7 760cc, I’d say you would do well in choosing between the 799cc and the 790cc. This is because the lacking features on the 760cc in terms of its cleaning station can be a deal breaker for some because those additional features are indeed pretty convenient.
And when asked to choose between the 790cc and the 799cc, it depends whether you want a wet and dry shaving option or just a dry shaving option. If you are positive that you want to do only dry shaving then you won’t go wrong with choosing the 790cc model. But if you are uncertain and would want to try wet shaving then go with the 799cc. Also, if cordless use is more convenient for you, the 799cc is a good option.
p.s: If you are looking for the predecessor of Braun Series 7, then check out the Braun Series 5 here.