When it comes to electric shavers, two brands dominate the market. Philips, who focuses on their rotary shaving technology and Braun, the market leader, which leverages foil shaving technology.
While Philips has a number of rotary shavers, the Series 9000 is the top of the line model and is worth the extra money over Philips lower models. Shaving performance is much improved and more comfortable over the lower models. This is mostly due to the increased pivoting points and new blade technology that allows the shaver to contour better and shave closer than previous models.
The Braun Series 3 is often the entry point for many people for both electric shaving and the Braun product line. It offers an attractive price, design, and feature set that makes it one of the top-selling electric shavers on the market.
Braun has updated most of their shavers in recent years to have a consistent look and feature set. But, how does the Series 3 shaving performance compare to the more expensive Braun shavers? Do you have to empty your wallet to get a quality shave, or does the Series 3 deliver for a relatively affordable price?
Braun’s marketing reach may make you think that they are the only choice when it comes to electric shavers. But Panasonic has been delivering excellent shavers for years and the Arc5 is no exception.
The Arc5 is Panasonic’s top of the line shaver and delivers several improvements over the Arc3 and Arc4. The Arc5 deliverers one of the fastest and closest shaves of any electric shaver we have reviewed.
When you have the best product on the market, how do you go about continuing to innovate to deliver something worth upgrading to? That is the challenge Braun faced when bringing the Series 9 to market. The Braun Series 7 has been our favorite and one of the most popular shavers on the market since its release in 2010. Braun had to innovate to deliver a shaver that worth is worth the upgrade from the Series 7.
Since being released in 2010, Braun’s Series 7 shavers have been some of the best selling electric shavers on the market. While the Series 9 has succeeded the Series 7 as Braun’s top of the line model we still still recommend the Series 7 for most people.