Braun 7 Series 799cc Review — Is this the best of the 7 series?

Our Braun series 7 799cc review and ratings explained

I already explained a little about the 799cc in the review for the Braun series 7 790cc model, but I want to get a little more in-depth and give 799cc it's own full review.

First, like its buddy the 790cc this model also didn't get much time in the spot light before the Braun series 9 took over, I can almost compare it to when a singer comes out with 3 amazing songs in a short time frame leaving the first and second song completely ignored because "we" love the newest of all things new, lol.

This amazing wet/dry shaver packs a pretty heavy punch like the 9 series. They both use 10,000 mini micro vibrations, thanks to the intelligent sonic technology, that destroy those pesky, unruly, annoying, unforgiving, wild, unmanageable and every other synonyms you can use to describe flat-lying hairs. This shaver works with the micro vibrations and the ActiveLift to give you an amazing shaving experience.

Moreover, the 799cc uses the same cutting element OptiFoil as the 9 series with the only difference being the extra foil. I also want to mention that the 799cc is the only model in the Braun family that gives you personalized settings. You get your choice of extra sensitive, which is great if you have sensitive skin or your an electric shaving novice learning about your needs.

A "normal" setting whatever normal means because I feel that "normal" is whatever that is "normal" to that individual and I will stop quoting "normal" because I know how annoying that can be to read. πŸ™‚

The third setting is the intense speed for all you Evel Knievel's out there. I'm a chicken turd so I'm glad I have an option to go extra easy peasy on the only face I have--Let me note that that's not saying those that pick extra sensitive is a chicken turd it's just me. Ha.

This shaver also embodies the same pivoting head that shapes to the contours of your face that will suck up all those hairs without having to go over the same spot too many times, skin irritation is just not a regular occurrence when using a Braun shaver.

What’s the difference between the 790cc and the 799cc series?

The 790cc is a DRY only shaver, whilst the 799cc is both a wet and dry shaver.

  • Should I use a pre-shave liquid?

You really don't need any shaving products to achieve an amazing, smooth shave, but there are a bunch of consumers that still use a pre-shave on their face but that's based on an individual preference.

  • Can I skip 2-3 days of shaving without being "in for it"?

Ha, skipping a couple days will not put you at risk for being "in for it" as in get what's coming to you for being a lazy shaver. Been there, done that, no punishment from the shaver involved. In fact, some men have shared that skipping a day gave them an even better shave than daily shaving. Have at it. Just remember the thicker the beard the longer your time in the bathroom grooming, so plan accordingly--don't want you late for work. πŸ˜‰

  • I'm seeing two different versions of this shaver, 799cc-4 & 799cc-6wd, what's the difference?

You know what I hate about all these shaver's (all manufacturer's included) is how confusing their products are at times. Instead of creating a 799cc 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 etc,. just simply give it a new, simple title. This will keep customer's from getting confused about which one they are purchasing.

To answer your question (please excuse my above rambling) the 799cc-6wd is a wet shaver. The 799cc-4 is for dry shaving. You can get the shaver wet to clean but you can't use in the shower or with gels and foams.


I honestly have never written a review that was against a Braun shaver. They really put thought and clever ingenuity into their products but just need to slow down a bit and let each shaver make its way into the bathrooms of men (and women) every where. Slow your roll, Braun! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Braun Series 7 799cc


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  • Shave Wet or Dry
  • Easy to clean
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Affordable
  • Quite

Last Updated:6/11/2017

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