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Braun Series 7 7865cc Review

By: Carl Laron on October 26, 2017

Bottom Line

The Braun Series 7 shaver is a great choice 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. New for 2017, these shavers can now also be used for wet shaving.

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 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 Series 7 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'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 get used to it, 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 feels great in your hand. There's also a rubberized covering that helps maintain a secure grip. The cleaning base for the Series 7 is said to work very well; just drop the shaver into the base, shaving foils down. The Series 7 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 shave. The Braun shaver 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's sound level to be on a par with other foil shavers, and models in the series generally fare well in that regard in testing by ConsumerReports.org, earning scores of Very Good. 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 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 three models in the Braun Series 7 line. The shavers are rated for closeness and comfort of shave, ease of cleaning, features and noise level.

Dan Koeppel , Dec. 2, 2016

Dan Koeppel looks at two older, but still available at retail models in the Braun Series 7 line. He 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."

Rebecca Spear, Oct. 17, 2017

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

Ben Atkins, Dec. 20, 2016

Ben Atkins 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."

Ovidiu Nicolae, Aug. 22, 2017

Ovidiu Nicolae deciphers the changes in the Braun Series 7 line over the last couple of years, pointing out where models are essentially the same, and where they differ. The big change is that all models in the series can now be used wet or dry. Otherwise, changes are minor or limited to cosmetics only. The bottom line assessment he shares is that "At this point I think we can safely say that all Series 7 shavers will provide the same shaving performance, regardless of other features."

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2017

Around 170 owners weigh in with feedback on the Braun Series 7 7865cc, and it earns an overall rating of 4.3out of 5 stars. Most owners are pleased with performance, durability and value.

Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of October 2017

The 7899CC is the version of the Braun Series 7 shaver sold at BestBuy.com; save for color (chrome instead of grey) it is identical to the 7865cc. To date, nearly 80 users have chimed in with feedback, and it earns a 4.6 star score, with recommendations from 94 percent of owners.

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