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Braun Series 7-790cc Review

By: Carl Laron on November 17, 2016

Bottom Line

A three-setting adjustable shaving head makes the Braun Series 7 790cc shaver great for any skin and beard combination. Owners say it's relatively quiet, feels great in your hand, and that the cleaning/charging dock works well.

Pros

  • Close shave
  • Long-lasting charge
  • Customizable shave settings
  • Flexible head maneuvers contours

Cons

  • Cleaning system is noisy
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Breaking it down

Performance

A quick, clean shave for just about everybody. The Braun Series 7 790cc delivers a close, comfortable shave. A flexible foil head contours to tricky areas, and three shaving settings accommodate different skin and hair types. Most reviewers say the 790cc works equally well on sensitive skin and tough, coarse beards, even if your beard hair grows in different directions. Users also add that this shaver has no problem dealing quickly with several days' worth of beard growth. The Braun Series 7 790cc's pop-up trimmer is shorter than on some earlier models and sticks out from the shaver body at a 90 degree angle, which takes some getting used to. However, once users do, many see the trimmer design as an improvement.

Ease of use

Feels good in your hand. Users say that the slim body of the Braun Series 7 790cc feels great in your hand. There's also a rubberized covering that helps maintain a secure grip. The cleaning base for the Series 7 790cc is also said to work very well; just drop the shaver into the base, shaving foils down. The Series 7 790cc will run for 50 minutes on a full charge. It also offers a five-minute quick-charge feature that will power the shaver sufficiently for one save. The 790cc has LED indicators that tell you the battery and hygiene levels, and when the foils need replacement.

Noise

In the ear of the beholder. Expert tests show the Series 7-790cc sound level to be on a par with other foil shavers, and it receives a "Very Good" noise rating in testing from ConsumerReports.org. Users don't always agree, however, and TheSweethome.com notes that noise is one of the most common complaints users voice about Braun Series 7 shavers.

Warranty/durability

Standard warranty, great exchange period. The Braun Series 7 790cc comes with an industry-standard two-year warranty and a longer-than-usual 60-day money-back guarantee. Users generally say that they are happy with this shaver's quality and durability.

Our Sources

Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

The editors of ConsumerReports.org test nine foil and rotary electric shavers, including the Braun Series 7 790cc.The shaver is rated for closeness and comfort of shave, ease of cleaning, features and noise level.

Dan Koeppel , Dec. 18, 2015

Dan Koeppel actually names the Braun Series 7 760cc as the top electric razor, but that's based on value as he doesn't prize the extra features on the Series 7 790cc. However, he says that the 7-790cc is an excellent razor as well and either would deliver "the same quality shave."

John Carlsen, Not Dated

The Braun Series 7 790cc finishes first among 11 tested electric razors here and earns the site's Gold Award. John Carlsen declares that it provides the "best overall shave you can get from an electric razor."

Adam Vegas, Sept. 19, 2016

Adam Vegas provides the most negative review of the Series 7 razors that we spotted. He feels that these razors are showing their age as they have not been updated in a while and finds several other issues that leave him unimpressed. However, even he allows that "There is no doubt that under the right conditions the Series 7 provides [a] great shave."

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2016

More than 5,475 owners weigh in with feedback on the Braun Series 7 790cc, and it earns an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Most owners are pleased with performance, durability and value.

Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of November 2016

We found over 475 reviews of the Braun Series 7 790cc at BestBuy.com, and even higher satisfaction. Here, the electric razor earns a score of 4.7 stars, with recommendations from 99 percent of owners.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of November 2016

Satisfaction is also high in reviews posted at Walmart.com. Here, more than 900 reviewers collectively give the Braun Series 7 790cc a 4.6-star rating (out of 5 stars). Some reviews, however, were originally posted at the Braun site.

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