Braun has brought in 4 different models (720, 760, 790 & 799) in their very popular Series 7 line of electric shavers.
We have been noticing a lot of confusion among people about which one they should go for.
We have therefore decided to end the confusion by doing an in-depth analysis of the features and capabilities of the Braun Series 7 models so you can pick the best one.
Based on shaving performance all the Braun Series 7 shavers are equal because all of them got the most advanced Sonic Technology. All those stuff will give you a personalization mode for an individual shave.
You got to be aware of Braun’s marketing strategy. One additional simple feature sometimes makes a wide range of difference in the price. Our main goal here is to make you clear which one has the best feature with the best price as well.
For those people in a rush, check out our top pick: Braun 790cc
Table of Contents
Braun 7 series comparison chart (see the difference)
5 unique features of Braun Series 7 you must know
Most advanced Sonic Technology
World’s only intelligent sonic technology reads your face and adapts to the density to of your beard. 10,000 micro vibrations per minute capture more hair with every stroke. For Braun’s most thorough and comfortable shave.
3 different shaving modes
Only the Series 7 came up with 3 personalization modes for a more individual shave. For different facial zones, Braun introduced Extra Sensitive, Normal and Intensive modes. It gives you the best fit to your beard and skin for an adjustable shave.
Solution for the problem areas “Active Lift”
A lot of us find it difficult to get through our problem areas. Research from many years shows that man’s biggest need is to get a thorough shave even in the hardest to reach neck areas where flat-lying hair is an usual scenario. Braun Series 7 took this issue into account and brought a solution. Braun’s patented ‘Active Lift’ technology is specially engineered for problem areas. Unique oscillating middle trimmer makes 130 movements per second which lift and cuts flat-lying hairs.
Braun’s most advanced OptiFoil
Ergonomically designed foil holes which consistently capture hair all over the foil to cut hair deeper than ever before.
Fully flexible shaving system
Thinking about flexible shaving system? Braun discovered a unique combination of pivoting shaver head and floating cutting elements for maximum facial adaptability.
Clean & Renew system
With more than 10 years of research and experience of Braun’s cleaning system, the researchers came up with a brilliant idea in the Series 7 cleaning system. They brought 4 steps clean and renew system which is fully automatic and pretty simple to use. You can clean your shaver with a touch of a button of what is known as the fast cleaning system. “It cleans, charges, lubricates and dries” your shaver within 25 seconds and makes the shaver as good as new and ready for the next shave. A refillable clean and renew cartridge means you’ll feel like the first time you’re using it with about 4 refills throughout the year.
- Clean & Renew system features
- Alcohol based cleaning system.
- Recharge automatically.
- Advanced lubrication system for optimal cutting efficiency.
- 3 automatic program selection modes. (Normal, short eco and high intensive)
- Fast Clean. (25 seconds)
- Fresh lemon scent.
|Shaving technology||Intelligent Pulsonic Technology|
|Personalization Modes||3 modes|
|Cutting system||Triple action|
|Vibration||10,000 micro vibrations|
|Wet & dry Shave||Only for 799cc|
|Charging time||1 hour|
|Running time||50 min|
|Quick charge||5 min/1 Shave|
Some additional features that make Braun Series 7 standout
All models of Series 7 comes with a precision trimmer for beard styling. Now you don’t have find an extension for that.
If you want to save your ‘clean and renew’ cartridge for a while or if you’re traveling, you can easily rinse off the shaver with plain water. The Braun shaver has a fully sealed body meaning it can be washed off with water. And if you’re in a hurry you can always opt for the 25 seconds fast çlean and renew’ automatic cleaning system.
Series 7 introduces an advanced display that shows the remaining power status along with the cleanliness status that shows you if the shaver is clean enough for next shave. This feature is however for 790cc-4 only.
Like the other series, the Series 7 models are also rechargeable and work both corded and cordless. Broun’s Series 7 is powered by the most advanced 3.6V Li-Ion battery with no memory effects.
Full charge in only 1 hour
Series 7 shavers can be fully charged in 1 hour and you can use it for 50 minutes. A quick 5-minute Charge will give you 1 cordless shave.
Difference between Series 7 shavers(720s vs 760cc vs 790cc vs 799cc)
Being the first model of the 7 series, it lacks some features that were introduced in later models like battery indicator and cleaning system. The shaving performance is almost same as the later models. But why go for something outdated when adding an extra $20 can get you one of the best shavers out there, the 790cc.
720s vs 760cc
The 720s doesn’t have Clean and charge station (Automatic program selection, active drying facilities) where 760cc has these features out of the box.. 760cc is an upgrade from the 720s as it’s got LED battery indicator (5 levels). The 760cc costs only 20 dollars more than the 720cc.
760cc vs 790cc
The 790cc came with extra automatic program selection and fast clean option. It’s got LCD battery indicator (6 levels) and you’ll get a “Premium Leather Pouch” with it, while buying the other two older models will get you a general Pouch. Interesting thing is although being an upgrade to the 760cc, the 790cc costs $15 less than the 760cc.
790cc vs 799cc
Both are pretty much the same. The only benefit with this one is that you can use it in shower. But spending an extra $100 for this feature is totally up to you. You might ask why the 760cc costs more that its big brother 790cc. This is indeed a good question to ask and it left me puzzled for a while too.
After taking a closer look what I concluded to is, the fast cleaning feature in the 790cc costs you an extra 60 bucks a year so they are letting you start with a smaller ‘down payment’.. But I personally wouldn’t mind paying for the cartridges and I can always clean with water like I would have to with the 760cc .
Another question; is it worth it to pay more than $100 for the 799cc when it lets me shave under the shower as one added benefit? I personally wouldn’t go for it as I can buy the Braun 340s for just $49 and get the same facility!
Well without shouting it out loud, we can already see that however you judge, by features or by the best value for money, the Braun Series 7,790CC is the best electric foil shaver in its line.