The Braun Series 7-760cc Pulsonic Shaver System is hands down one of the most impressive and affordable luxury shaving systems currently available on the market. This all-inclusive shaving system comes fully equipped with advanced features like ActiveLift, OptiFoil, pulsonic technology, and even its own self-cleaning system.
The Braun Series 7-760cc is best known for the power it produces during a shave, in most cases resulting in a single pass-through for a complete shave. Consumers love the cleaning system and the fact that the shaver can be used in the shower without any problems.
It goes without saying that the Braun Series 7-760cc Pulsonic Shaver System is a high quality shaving system, but is the quality worth the price tag?
The review below should help you answer that particular question. I urge you to read it before you decide to buy.
Braun 7-760cc Shaver System At-a-Glanc
ActiveLift System. A middle shaver specially designed to lift and cut flat-lying hair.
Pulsonic Technology. Vibrates at 10,000 vibrations per minute to cut more hair.
Clean and Renew System. All-in-one system that cleans, lubricates, and charges the 7-760cc.
Precision Long Hair Trimmer. An extra trimmer used for trimming sideburns, moustache, and neck areas.
Waterproof. Can be rinsed under water and used in the shower without any concerns.
3 Personalization Modes. For adjusting the shaver to fit your personal skin and beard preferences. Levels are Sensitive, Normal, and Intensive.
The Braun 760cc excels in the area of performance. Its technological advances have allowed it to offer one of the closest shaves a shaver of this type and price point can allow. It’s most impressive performance features include: ActiveLift, OptiFoil, and its pulsonic technology.
The ActiveLift is a never-before-released piece of technology that incorporates a middle shaver that has been specially designed to both lift and cut flat-lying hair. It’s extremely effective at doing its intended job and has proven to be especially useful in the side neck areas where flat-lying hair tends to be the worst.
OptiFoil is the name of the shaver’s foil screen that rests over the blades. This screen has been specially designed to fit the contours of your chin and face as close as possible, allowing for not only a closer shave, but for more comfort as well. The OptiFoil in combination with the ActiveLift creates a superior shaving experience.
The Braun 7-760cc’s pulsonic technology, while not new to the shaving industry, has been greatly enhanced to provide an even closer shave than before.
The technology provides 10,000 micro-vibrations per minute that helps raise hair follicles, allowing users to cut more hair with fewer passes.
Consumers have also stated that the pulsonic technology actually feels like a massage for your face, which makes using the shaver that much more enjoyable.
It’s no secret that one of the biggest hang-ups men have with electric shavers is the cleanup and maintenance that is involved. Unlike manual razors, where you just buy new blades and be done with it, most electric shavers have to be cleaned and occasionally oiled to maintain optimal performance.
Thankfully, the Series 7-760cc has its own cleaning and renewing system (in addition to some other awesome features) that make cleanup as hassle-free as possible.
The clean and renew system is an all-in-one station that cleans, lubricates, and charges your shaver simultaneously. The system uses a cleaning cartridge that contains a hygienic cleaning solution that automatically cleans the shaver. The cleaning cartridge is good for up to 30 cleaning cycles before needing to be replaced. New cartridges can be found in stores.
The system can automatically detect when a cleaning is needed and how thorough of a cleaning is required. There is an indicator on the cleaning station that will tell you if a short economical, normal, or intensive cleaning is required. It also displays the charge status of the shaver.
If you don’t feel inclined to use the cleaning system, or if you run out of solution and don’t have time to run to the store, then you can always rinse off the shaver under running tap water. Just make sure you don’t submerge the razor.
Braun recommends that you change the 7-760cc’s shaver head approximately every 18 months. To make it easier to keep track of when to change the head, Braun has included a special indicator light on the razor.
Construction and Durability
Several improvements to the Series 7 design has made the razor much more user-friendly and comfortable.
The Braun 7-760cc features a hard plastic exterior with a new rubberized coating that greatly improves the comfort from previous models. Also, the shaver is now smaller and more slender, allowing for an easier grip.
The shaver can be used regularly in the shower without any concerns. Just make sure it is not submerged in the water for an extended duration. While Braun has strived to make the 7-760cc as durable as possible, falls from a high distance (say, from face to hard floor) can potentially damage the unit beyond repair (typical of just about any electric shaver).
Braun offers a 2-year limited warranty on the shaver, minus the foil and cutter cassette.
Powerful. The Braun 7-760cc is a very powerful shaver, which ultimately equates to a quicker and closer shave. Consumers brag about being able to get a complete shave with one pass-through, where it used to take 3 to 4 pass-throughs with other shavers.
Cleaning System. The Braun Cleaning System is in a class of its own. Even with a light cleaning the system doesn’t leave behind a single whisker inside of the shaver. Also, the ability for it to decide the type of cleaning needed helps reduce the amount of cleaning solution used and the frequency at which it needs to be replaced.
Small Case. The case for the 760cc is on the smaller side. Consumers have reported not being able to fit the power cord inside the case. For travel purposes this can pose a problem, but an additional bag or a larger travel bag can solve it.
No Beard Trimmer. It must be noted that the 760cc has no built-in beard trimmer. It does have a “precision” trimmer that is used for trimming around beards, mustaches, and sideburns, but it’s not capable of trimming the length of beards.
The Braun Series 7-760cc currently has 748 reviews on Amazon.com. These reviews further support the shaver’s power, quality of shave, and its ease of maintenance.
Amazon Customer Rating: 4.4 Stars
One consumer claimed he was skeptical about the shaver’s cleaning system, but was more than impressed by its performance. He exclaimed that the system cleaned and dried the blade and had it ready to shave again in just a few short minutes.
Another customer simply stated that the Braun Series 7-760cc has cut his total shaving time in half.