Series 9 is the top-line Series of Braun’s Electric Shaver.Since its 2015 launch, the Series 9 faced a couple of issues along the way.Mostly involving the shaver head, and cost a lot for a replacement.
Since then, Braun tried handling the issues by improving the shaver heads with updated models.The updated models like 9290cc, 9295cc, and 9293s are some that comes with wet & dry technology.The cost of the shaver head replacement has then dropped to a much reasonable price.Here are the reasons why I think the Series 9 9290cc is the number one best electric shaver.The Series 9 has the largest shaver head among the other Braun’s Series.It comes with 5 shaving elements as compared the Series 7, which has only 3.The size difference of the Series 9 is well designed and does not looks weirdly large by its overall shape.
The ergonomic shape feels much well balanced and comfortable to hold than the Series 7.The 5 shaving elements of this shaver includes 2x OptiFoil located end to end, HyperLift & Cut trimmer which lifts and cuts flat lying hairs, Direct & Cut trimmer which aligns and cuts medium to coarse hairs in different directions.Protective SkinGuard gives a smooth gliding onto the skin while you’re shaving. The best experience the Series 9 can give, is the comfort.
It feels very gentle and likely to be the most comfortable shaver you can find.Apart from that, the foils never gets warm even after prolonged use.If you are constantly suffering burn, discomfort or having sensitive skin, you could get away with the Series 9.On function wise, the Series 9 is far more superior than many shaver in the market.The 9290cc’s shaver blades is mounted on a 10 directional pivoting head (10-D) for more thorough shave from different directions.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 you only shave every 3 days or so, you will often deal with problematic areas where the hair grow dense, coarse or parallel to the skin. The Braun 9290cc is again, the best solution to this.I manage to finish my shaves with fewer stroke and shorter time thanks to the powerful Braun Sonic Technology, which can deliver up to 10,000 micro-vibrations and 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute.Other options of shaver that can also handle situations where you don’t shave daily, are the Norelco’s advanced rotary shavers like the 8900 and 9300.For close shaving, this 9290cc is definitely very close but it is still not really the best yet.The Panasonic, Arc 5 and Arc 4 can provide even closer shave although not as comfortable as the Series 9.So, if you are very particular in getting the closest shave possible and not having a sensitive, the Panasonics Arc 5 may also be a better option.Cleaning up is a little troublesomeWith the combination of 5 feature-rich cutting elements, cleaning does get troublesome.Fortunately, we can opt to purchase the Braun 9290cc (the cc means it comes with Cleaning Station) which helps to get all the hair clippings out easily while the price does not different too much when without one.In conclusion, the Premium line of Braun Series 9 9290cc provides the best shaving experience in terms of comfort, shaving efforts and close shaving experience, thus making it our choice for the best electric shaver in 2018.However if your budget is tight but still want the best available option from Braun, then second best in our list the Series 7 or the Series 5.Also, the lower price option of Series 7 or 5 may be good enough if you don’t have thick and dense beard or if you shave everyday.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