Excerpt: This Shaver is so easy its amazing someting you should pick up if your the type of person that hates to clean your shaver it has its own self cleaning section on the shaver and its so neat, this product does not make a lot of noise which I like and is very easy to handle its very strong and will outlast for a long time
Excerpt: The Braun 5 series shaver offers a close shave and is washable which makes it great to use both in, and out of the shower. I have used this shaver for over a year now and have yet to find anything better.
Summary: Received my Braun Series 5 as a Christmas gift. Was so pleased with it, I gave one to my son as a birthday gift. He is an industrial engineer and was so pleased with it that he threw away all his razors. Once one gets over the initial price, one will realize it is worth the money and that you only get what you pay for.
Summary: Been using other shavers such Remington for many years. Thought I would upgrade to a Braun since they had such a great reputation. I think the razor looks great, however, the most important thing is to get a close shave. Unfortunately as other have mentioned you have to constantly go over areas to get a decent shave. I noticed when I first got it that the center head was sticking. It has since loosened up although the shave has not improved.
Summary: I've always used Braun shavers over the years, I usually just went with the entry level models to save money; and as result I hated shaving with a passion because it hurt so much. The entry level shavers would pull the hair so much, that my skill would crawl at the thought of shaving. I finally had enough and decided to spend the money and get a nicer one. And by Thor is this shaver amazing! It didn't even pull one of my hairs.
Not nearly as good of a shave as the old 7526 Synchro
Al Newton, Amazon
4 March 2010
Summary: I have used Braun electric shavers for probably 20 years. I went through two of the 7000 series and they both gave superior shaves. My old 7526 Synchro just wore out after years and years of use and I got one of these series 5 models for Christmas. I don't know what has changed but this new Gillette technology just doesn't shave as well. I'm not a complainer by nature but it takes forever to get a halfway close shave and there is noticeable irritation all day afterwards.
Summary: I have been using Braun shavers for decades. Decided to move up to this one because it was highly rated. Found it did not do as good a job as my old one, and returnedit to you via UPS, As a matter of information, I have in my file an email from you stating not necessary to return shaver - keep it or dispose of it !
Summary: I have used a Braun 3-series shaver for many years. When it finally died, I upgraded to the 5-series. While it has a number of additional features, it's not clear to me that it shaves any better than my old one. Somewhat annoyingly, it also has ridges at either end of the shaving surface that stick up above the foil -- and sort of get in the way.
Summary: Just had to write in about this shaver. I am usually a "disposable razor kind of guy" but since my wife bought this for me I have to admit I'm hooked. Always been a fan of the brand so I wasn't that hesitant on trying it out and Im very glad I did. Throw away those expensive disposable shavers for good guys. Highly recommend!!