Summary: I have owned older model electric razors by other makers, however none of them compare to this razor. One swipe and it is smooth skin, not to mention the wow factor of its self cleaning. Lots of shaving creams make me break out. Now no break oouts with this Braun.
Summary: I have used Braun shavers in the past but this new one has risen to a new standard. I am known for growing a dense wiry beard that is tough to cut. The 5 series 550CC does an amazing job that is quick and close. Under the chin where it seems to be the densest is no problem and on the neck where at 67 years old the skin is not tout it gets it done with ease.
Summary: A few years ago I bought an inexpensive Braun shaver just to see if it would shave close enough that I would actually use it. It did. I have used it now for years and finally decided to "move up" in the Braun line. This one is so much better that I kick myself for not buying it before now. It shaves fast and so close I can hardly believe it is not a razor. I love it! Definitely worth the price.
Summary: I have searched for an electric shaver that didn't irritate my skin and gives a close shave and this one does it. As a bonus it is fairly inexpensive. It has various settings that meet the requirements of your face and yet gives a close shave. It's easy to clean and the cleaning station does a very nice job.
Summary: I've used cheap electric shavers in the past and thought I was getting a good enough shave until I used this. Wow. Best shaver I have ever used. I choose the five because of the rating and because the 7 series was a little too expensive still. Still a perfect shave, absolutely no pull or irratation what so ever. If your debating whether it's worth the money, it is.