I have been using an older Braun 7505 for more than eight years and when the battery finally decided it won't hold a charge any longer I decided it was time to upgrade. Please note that my review is predicated on the fact that I have already been using a foil-type shaver for many years now and am very used to it. When the instructions say it will take three or more weeks for your face to get used to a foil shaver if you've never used one before, please believe what they say. This Braun Series 7 is by far the best - and most advanced - electric shaver I've ever used, and I started using an electric shaver way back when in college thirty -odd years ago. The foil design, speed and motion all add up to give me a very close shave on what I believe to be a moderately heavy beard. It allows you to set an intensity level for different areas of your face and I had no problems shaving off flat-lying hairs on the softest areas of my neck. It takes less than half the time to get a good shave with the Series 7 than it ever did with my old 7505. The shave was quite close and only had very minor irritation that I expect will recede with use. You can debate all you want whether or not it's as close as a blade, but my basic belief is that both can be good but they are just not the same thing, neither the process nor the feel. The Clean and Renew system is a first for me. I am used to removing the foil and cutter and brushing out the stubble, blowing it off with a can of compressed air, and then spraying some shaver oil on it about once a month. Now all I do is shave, place it into the base station, press a button and walk away. This will give me a little extra time in the morning if I am in a rush to get out the door. The two cons I can think of concern cost. The initial investment for the shaver is quite steep (and I am lucky enough to have gotten the combo pack with an extra replacement head). However, since I fully expect this unit to last at least as long as my old 7505 the cost is very reasonable when you stretch it out over the years. Second would be the potential cost for the cleaning fluid tanks. I will have to wait and see how long each one will last before I can determine how much this recurring expense will cost me over the span of a year. Despite this I still believe that if you are willing to spend at the top of the mark for a shaver, this unit is still a good value when looked at over time, and the free extra head should help defer that particular expense for at least the next 2-3 years. I am very impressed with the Series 7 760cc so far. I didn't believe that the 790cc offered any additional value considering that it is essentially the exact same unit with a fancier display - the shaving portions of both are identical, and the free extra head in this pack was the deciding factor. Small extras include a travel pouch and tiny brush. Unless something goes horribly wrong, I consider this an excellent purchase.
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