10 Best Electric Shavers for Men 2017 – Review (Updated)
”After making more than 10 tests on top rated electric shavers on Amazon – we have come to agree that Braun Series 9-9095cc & Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5 are the Best Electric Shavers for Men.” – (Editors choice)
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT BRAUN SERIES 9-9095cc & PANASONIC ES-LV95?
- Both are Wet and Dry – ideal for sensitive skins
- Both can be used to shave very thick beard and head
- Both have pivoting shaving heads. Braun Series 9 has a 10-D contour adaptive shaving head which gently adapts to your facial contour. Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5 too; has a Multi-Flex™ pivoting head which follows your facial contour.
- Both are fast and efficient. (Braun makes 40,000 cuts per minute While Panasonic makes 70,000 cross-cutting actions per minute)
- Both have beard density sensors which determine shaver’s speed and effectiveness basing on beard density.
- Both are premium foil shavers – very friendly on sensitive skins (they deliver results in just one pass).
- Both have clean & renew systems which keep the shaver clean & blades sharp all the time.
- Both have Pop-up trimmers which you can use to define your sideburn / mustache.
- Both have good battery life (50 – 60 minutes run time).
- Both are 100% Waterproof (so you can shave while in the shower)
OUR TOP 5 BEST ELECTRIC SHAVERS AFTER TESTING:
HOW ABOUT REMINGTON SHAVERS?
? QUESTION:- Does Remington have any top of the range electric shavers? if Yes, Why didn’t you feature them in the top 10 list.
- ANSWER:- Truth to be told, Remington has some high quality / top of the range models but I didn’t feature them in the Top 10 List simply because I’m not a great fan of Remington shavers but that does not mean that they are not good.
For those who love Remington as a brand, I suggest you check out these 2 Models Remington XF8700 Wet & Dry Foil Shaver (Features ActiveHybrid Technology which pairs outer foils to pre-trim longer hairs & inner foils to catch and cut even the shortest stubble hence resulting into a real close shave with just one-pass) and Remington XR1470 HyperFlex Wet & Dry Rotary Shaver (Complete comfort with a Turbo Speed which provides a 10% boost in motor power for thorough shaving.)
TYPES OF SHAVERS FEATURED ON THIS LIST:
(2) ROTARY SHAVERS like Philips Norelco have circular blades which move in a circular motion so you might get a few irritations during the first use – but later on your skin gets used to the circular blades.
I recommend you read our Electric Shaver Buying Guide before making that final purchase decision.
REVIEWS FOR THE BEST ELECTRIC SHAVERS:
|WET & DRY||Yes|
|BATTERY LIFE||50 min|
|CONTOUR ADAPTATION||10 D|
|INTELLIGENT SYNCROSONIC TECHNOLOGY||Yes|
|SHAVER TYPE||2x Opti-Foil™|
BRAUN SERIES 9290CC REVIEW:
This model is hygienically clean (voted as our best electric shaver 2017). It charges very fast, uses its cleaning system to lubricate blades so that they always offer you with a clean – quick shave and it dries at a touch of a button.
SERIES 9 MODELS: Braun series 9 comes in 3 models. (1) Braun Series 9-9095cc ”Wet & Dry model” , (2) Braun Series 9 9290CC Wet & Dry and (2) Braun Series 9 9090cc ”Dry only Model. So you can choose between any of those three models basing on the nature of your facial hair / skin.
On the other hand, men who always get ingrown hairs when you shave with an electric razor, I argue you to opt for a wet & dry model like Series 9 9095cc because it works very well with shaving cream and its shaving head / foil is very thin and tender on sensitive skin.
Much as it’s a premium model, it needs regular maintenance so that it performs as new even after using it for 5 years.
Some of the things you need to do include; replacing foils, blades and cleaning it with a cleaning system. This system is multipurpose. It cleans the shavers head very well using an alcoholic solution, kills germs, lubricates blades, dries it and charges it fully.
The other thing which you can do to prolong your shaver’s battery life span is to avoid quick charges. Always allow your razor to charge fully before use. Most electric shavers don’t work while plugged into power. So wait until it is fully charged (the process takes only 1 hour).
- Patented SyncroSonic technology:- Braun’s new SycncroSonic Technology is able to read and adapt to your facial hair. It checks the density of the beard, adjust blades & shaving power so that you get the best results.
- 10-D contour adaptation:- It gently follows your facial contour thus offer you with a real close shave. Can even shave those hard-to-shave areas like the neck without pulling the skin or causing any skin irritation.
- Wet & Dry:- Easily shave while in the shower or use your favorite shaving cream with this shaver.
- 50min cordless shaving:- The battery gets fully charged in 1 hour which lasts for 50 minutes of non stop cordless shaving. You can do a quick recharge of about 30 minutes and get a quick shave in the morning.
- HyperLift & Cut trimmer:- Lifts and cuts flat lying hairs thus offer you with a real close shave. It does not matter how short you beard is – this shaver will cut as close as possible without pulling your skin.
- Direct & Cut trimmer:- This aligns and shaves hairs / beards which grow in different directions thus offering you with a clean close shave.
- 100% waterproof:- Braun series 9 is water proof (up to 5 meters), so you can use it while in the shower or rinse it under running water to remove shaved hair and shaving cream from blades.
- Precision trimmer:- Take care of your sideburns, mustache / goatee with a precision trimmer which slides out of the back of the shaver for easy usage.
- Grip for secure handling:- The rubberized & textured handle improves on the shavers grip ensuring safety while wet shaving.
- Protective SkinGuard:- The main purpose of this feature is to Smoothen the skin for outstanding experience.
|WET & DRY||Yes|
|NUMBER OF BLADES||5|
|PIVOTING HEAD TYPE||Multi Flex|
|MULTI-FIT ARC FOIL||Yes|
|DUAL-MOTOR CUTTING SYSTEM||No|
|ACTIVE SHAVE SENSOR||Yes|
PANASONIC ES-LV95-S ARC5 REVIEW:
All Arc5 models feature 5 shaving blades and wide shaving heads which cover a wide surface area. You can use Arc5’s to shave thick beards and head.
In my opinion, all Arc5 shavers are good but ES-LV95-S stands out from the rest because of its cutting edge features.
UPGRADES:- Panasonic has released 2 more premium Arc5 shavers and these include Panasonic ES-LV9N-s and Panasonic – Lam Dash 5-bladed ES-LV9B-S. Both models are wet and dry with an automatic charge and clean station. Panasonic Lam Dash is more expensive than ES-LV9V-s and ES-LV95-S ARC5. So for those who want top of the range models with cutting edge features. Panasonic Lam Dash ES-LV9B-S is the best choice for you.
- Panasonic ES-LV95-S features a 5-blade shaving system with precision honed 30° blades for superior performance. So far it is rated as the fastest shaving machine on the market – with a very powerful Hyper Performance Linear Motor which delivers 14,000 cuts per minute (which is equivalent to 70,000 cross-cutting actions per minute across all the 5 blades) – this will guarantee you with fast, efficient shaving.
- Panasonic ES-LV95-S has a built in Arc5 shaving sensor which detects a difference in beard / hair density. It automatically adjusts its blades & shaving power for exceptional results without irritating your skin. Men who would like to use an electric shaver to shave their heads, this is the best model for you because it is powerful and its wide shaving head covers a wider surface area.
This is a durable shaver; it can work for over 5 years. But the best way of maintaining its performance is to change blades & foils every after 14 – 18 months and using its clean system to sharpen & lubricate blades.
- Arc5 Shaving System:- Top of the range Arc5 shaving system will provide you with a clean, close and comfort shave. The Arc5 system is made up of 5 Ultra Thin Nanotech blades that are forged & honed to an acute 30° cutting edge to cut as close as possible.
- Active Shaving Sensor:- The shaver automatically detects a change in beard density thus adjust shaving blades according to beard density.
- Flexible Micro-Foil Patterns:- The 3 micro-thin Arc 5 foils capture and cut different hair types of hair that make up a beard. The patterned Lift-Tech foil gently lifts and cuts flat lying hairs without pulling or irritating your skin. Now when it comes to shaving longer hairs that grow in different directions, Arc 5’s blade foil grabs and cuts those longer hairs and the Finishing Foil finishes off the all job by capturing extra-thick & hard to shave hairs thus offering you with a clean, effortless, close shave.
- 14,000 CPM Linear Electric Razor Motor:- It is faster (1.5 times faster ) and smoother with a quiet high-performance motor. Arc5 EL-LV95 cordless shaver linear motor is crafted to shave at a very high speed of about 14,000 cycles per minute. So if you have a thick beard, this is the best option for you.
- Premium Automatic Cleaning and Charging Station:- Panasonic Arc5 EL-LV95 is 100% water proof. Always clean it with its premium cleaning & charging system. It keeps blades 100% germ free, sharp and at the same time charge the shaver.
|WET & DRY||No|
|BATTERY LIFE||50 min|
|ACTIVE LIFT TRIMMER||Yes|
|CONTOUR ADAPTATION||8 D|
|SMART SONIC TECHNOLOGY||Yes|
BRAUN SERIES 7-790CC REVIEW:
Braun 7-790cc was built to perform and it has leaved up to every man’s expectation since 2010. So far it is the best dry shaver on the market. Men with sensitive & non sensitive skin rank it highly and according to its popularity I will give it a 9.5 / 10.
If you have been searching for the best electric dry shaver of all time, look no further than this.
UPGRADED:- This model has been upgraded and replaced by Braun Series 7 799cc-6 Wet & Dry Shaver which features both wet & dry shaving options. But if your skin does well with dry shaving, save your money and buy Series 7 790cc. There is nothing unique about the latest model except the wet shaving option which is ideal for men with very sensitive skins.
UNIQUENESS:- Braun series 7 790cc has an Optifoil which captures more hair in a single pass hence offering you with a quick close shave. Its blades are tender on skin but tough on beards, no matter the nature of beard you have, 790cc will maneuver through it with ease without irritating or pulling your skin.
Blades are beneath the ultra thin foils, so they never get in contact with your skin yet no hair / beard will be left behind.
Its contour adaptive shaving head makes it easy to shave and cut beards from all problematic areas like the jaw line and under the chin. So as you shave, the head will adjust automatically to each contour leaving you with a smooth close shave.
- Powerful and close:- Braun 790cc offers exceptional results. It combines closeness & skin comfort without causing any discomfort. It cuts more hair in just one stroke. The Intelligent Sonic technology automatically increases the shaver’s power when it approaches denser hair / hard-to-shave areas. Its motor produces 1,000 micro-vibrations per minute.
- Gentle on skin:- Braun series 7 moves in a straight line – so you don’t have to go over the same spot as it is with rotary shavers which shave in a circular motion. Since Braun 7 moves in a straight line, it does not pull or nick the skin thus reducing on the risk of skin irritation.
- German craftsmanship:- All Brauns Series 7 shavers are designed and engineered in Germany – guaranting you with quality (value for money). This particular model can last for 7 shavers minimum.
- 4 shaving elements:- Braun series 7 has 4 shaving elements. Each element is specialized for a different beard type / skin type. Choose from high speed, medium or low speed basing on beard density / skin sensitivity.
- 100% waterproof:- Much as the shaver is a fully dry model (can’t be used with shaving cream) – you can use it while in the shower. All Braun shavers are waterproof up to 5 meters.
- 5 Personalized Shaving Modes:- Easily choose between five shaving modes and get the results that you desire. You can select a Sensitive mode for sensitive skins / ingrown hairs or opt for a Turbo mode if your beard is too thick. All this can be done by the push of a button.
- 8-D contour adaptation:- By default, your facial contours differ – so you will need to use an electric shaver which adapts / follows your facial contour so that you get a uniform close shave. Braun Series 7’s 8-D shaving head is fully flexible and its shaving elements float seamlessly without irritating your skin.
|WET & DRY||Yes|
|SHAVING ELEMENTS||V-Track Precision Blade System PRO|
|BATTERY LIFE||60 min|
|BATTERY TYPE||Lithium-ion battery|
|CONTOUR ADAPTATION||8 Directions|
|SMART CLEAN & CHARGE STATION||Yes|
|PERSONAL COMFORT SETTINGS||Yes|
|DISPLAY||Digital User Interface|
|CLEANING BRUSH||Yes (SmartClick facial cleansing brush)|
|REPLACEMENT BLADE MODEL||SH90/62|
PHILIPS NORELCO 9400 REVIEW:
If you’re a great fan of rotary shavers, Philips Norelco Shaver 9400-S9321/90 is so far the best rotary shaver on the market.
This is the kind of shaver you can control. Use the speed setting feature to customize your own shave. For example, if you have a dense beard, you can opt for maximum speed; this will ensure that your beard is cleared within minutes.
SENSITIVE SHAVE:- Much as norelco 9400 is highly rated and good on sensitive skins due to its Aquatec Wet & Dry option. Philips has released Philips Norelco Shaver 7300 for Sensitive Skin – it’s shaving heads feature smooth & comfortable rings with microbead coating which enable the shaver to glide smoothly on your face without causing any skin irritation. I also recommend Norelco Series 7000 to men with ingrown hairs.
- A Personal Comfort Settings:- Easily customize your shave by selecting the best shaving mode / speed setting for your facial hair or skin. For example; If you have a sensitive skin – opt for a GENTLE setting, Those who have good skins – opt for a NORMAL setting. For quick results – opt for FAST setting – this one will save you time but it uses lots of power.
- V-Track Precision Blades Pro:-The upgraded V-Track Precision Blades are designed to capture each hair regardless of its length. These blades cut 30% closer than most rotary shavers. To get a clean close shave, you will make just a few strokes. The blades self-sharpen to ensure good results every time you shave.
- Contour Detect Technology – The shaving head can pivot in 8 directions thus enable you shave the hardest places to shave like the neck & below the chin. The shaver will catch 20% more hairs in just one pass resulting into a clean close shave.
- AquaTec Technology – Norelco 9400 is 100% waterproof – you can use it while in the shower. For men who enjoy wet shaving, this model works very well with shaving cream. After shaving, you can put it under running tap water for faster cleaning.
- Wet and Dry:- Choose between dry / wet shaving basing on your skin type.
- Lithium-ion Power:- It has a powerful Lithium-ion battery which delivers up to 60 minutes of non stop shaving with just 1 hour charge. For those with no time, you can opt for a 5 minutes charge – this will give you a full quick shave early in the morning.
|WET & DRY||Yes|
|BATTERY LIFE||50 min|
|CONTOUR ADAPTATION||GyroFlex 3D Contouring|
|PERSONAL COMFORT SETTINGS||No|
|FULL NUMERIC DISPLAY||No|
PHILIPS NORELCO 1250X/40 REVIEW:
The Philips Norelco 1250X/40 SensoTouch 3D is also known as Series 8000. It is not a new shaver but it has managed to compete with all new models released by Norelco. Majority of men who have used this shaver give it a 5 star rating because of its closeness.
It comes with a charging stand which you can use to recharge the shaver and a travel case which protects it when you’re travelling.
BUILD QUALITY AND ERGONOMICS:
Without doubt, 1250x/40 looks and feels premium. It has a solid build-up and a very good shape. It looks awesome when placed on its shaving stand. The rubber insertion on the handle improves on the shaver’s grip thus making it easy to use while in the shower.
In terms of weight, 1250x/40 weighs 1 pound only making it easy to hold for longer hours.
- Gyroflex 3D:- The shaver’s head is fully flexible thus making it easy to shave all facial contours. Its GyroFlex 3D system is made up of 3 dynamic parts that move independently to follow facial contours thus minimizing on pressure used to get a close shave – resulting into less irritation and lowering chances of getting ingrown hairs.
- Ultra track: – With the UltraTrack shaving heads – you will make a few passes to get a real close shave. Why? Because it covers 50% more skin surfaces and it catches every hair (including flat laying hairs) in just a few strokes. You can use 1250x on short stubble.
- Super Lift & Cut: – It is quite difficult to cut hair from the neck because most of the hair in this area lies flat and the skin on the neck is very sensitive. Norelco 1250’s Super Lift & Cut system lifts up flat laying hair, cut them close to the skin without pulling / stretching the skin.
- Wet & Dry:- If you have a sensitive skin, you will need to shave with shaving cream and this shaver performs very well with shaving cream
ELECTRIC SHAVER BUYERS GUIDE:
The market provides us with many choices but selecting the best product can be a challenge, but after writing different reviews I have almost read about most shavers out there on the market. Basing on my search and experience, I advise you to follow this guide when buying electric shavers:
- Skin Friendly:– In this case you can choose between dry only / wet&dry basing on the nature of your skin. For example, if you always have issues with ingrown hairs or bumps: opt for a wet and dry razor – this will require you to leather-up with a nice shaving cream to soften & lift up your beards and at the same time reduce on friction. On the other hand, men with normal skins can do well with completely dry shavers like Braun 790cc.
- Easy To Use: Choose a model with a flexible head, ergonomic shape, light weight, standard shaving head, LCD indicator to show you when the battery is low and an easy to use pop-up beard trimmer.
- Fast & Efficient: All electric razors featured on this list have a standard shaving speed ”10,000 – 14,000 cuts per minute. However, new models like Braun Series 9 & Panasonic Arc5 have very fast motors which spin blades very fast thus enabling them to make 40,000 cuts per minute. Men with very thick beards, you should opt for the fastest & efficient model.
- Battery Life: The only con with all electric shavers is that you can’t replace batteries once they die. So you have to opt for a model with a good battery life. It should charge very fast (1 hour) and it should offer you with at least 45 minutes of non stop shaving with a single full charge. Top of the range models like Braun series 9 / Norelco 9700 and Panasonic Arc5; have a quick charge option. So you don’t have to wait for the shaver to charge fully. In a 15 minutes quick charge, you can get 1 full shave. After that you can plug it in power so that it charges fully.
- Price:- Price is not a big deal; you can find some cheap shavers which perform better than premium shavers. But always expensive shavers have some unique features which you might find relevant.
- Accessories:-Don’t fall for shaver accessories like auto / jet clean systems. You can do without them. I have noticed many models by Panasonic & Norelco have the same features but an addition of an accessory (cleaning system) makes certain models expensive. So don’t get fooled by those accessories. Buy them only when you need them – other wise your main goal should be on getting a clean close shave.
- Customer Reviews:-Read customer reviews and frequently asked questions published on Amazon / Ebay These reviews are real and 100% trusted.
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This marks the end of this detailed review on the Best Electric Shaver 2017 & 2018. Bookmark this post for future reference.
- 1 WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT BRAUN SERIES 9-9095cc & PANASONIC ES-LV95?
- 2 OUR TOP 5 BEST ELECTRIC SHAVERS AFTER TESTING:
- 3 HOW ABOUT REMINGTON SHAVERS?
- 4 TYPES OF SHAVERS FEATURED ON THIS LIST:
- 5 REVIEWS FOR THE BEST ELECTRIC SHAVERS:
- 6 #1st CHOICE:
- 7 BEST ELECTRIC SHAVER FOR SENSITIVE SKINS & THICK BEARDS
- 8 BRAUN SERIES 9290CC REVIEW:
- 9 MAINTENANCE:
- 10 COMPARISON:
- 11 KEY FEATURES:
- 12 #2nd CHOICE:
- 13 BEST FOR SHAVING HEAD & VERY THICK BEARDS
- 14 PANASONIC ES-LV95-S ARC5 REVIEW:
- 15 KEY FEATURES:
- 16 #3rd CHOICE:
- 17 BEST DRY ELECTRIC SHAVER OF ALL TIME
- 18 BRAUN SERIES 7-790CC REVIEW:
- 19 KEY FEATURES:
- 20 #4th CHOICE:
- 21 BEST NORELCO ELECTRIC SHAVER
- 23 PHILIPS NORELCO 9400 REVIEW:
- 24 KEY FEATURES:
- 25 #5th CHOICE:
- 26 BEST SENSOTOUCH 3D SHAVER
- 27 PHILIPS NORELCO 1250X/40 REVIEW:
- 28 KEY FEATURES:
- 30 ELECTRIC SHAVER BUYERS GUIDE: