I recently began making use of the ES-LV95 after a brief detour with all the Braun 9095cc, both flagship shavers from Panasonic and Braun; the ES-LV95 replaces my older ES-LV81. This review is usually a comparison in the (relatively) new Panasonic along with the newest Braun, however contrasting this new Panasonic using the old, the ES-LV95 improves performance and convenience in each and every respect in comparison along with the earlier Panasonic, thus i won’t reference the venerable ES-LV81 again.

Here’s more info regarding Electric Shavers Reviews; www.relevantrankings.com, check out our own website. When compared to Braun, the latest Panasonic is lighter in weight (7 oz vs 8 oz) and slightly slimmer. It’s mostly plastic, but so will be the Braun, and esthetics of either is a question of opinion. The Panasonic has slightly less chrome showing and is a touch more svelte, which I sort of favor, so a win for your Panny for appearances for me. The top is larger – about 1/4″ wider – and seems more flexible compared to the Braun’s, moving more readily around a true 360 degree axis as opposed to the Braun’s two-dimensional swivel, allowing the Panasonic to evolve for the contours within your face better. It covers more area quicker, and shortens my morning shave by up to 50 % as opposed to 9095cc, but does require practice maneuvering the larger head around the corners and angles within your face. The Panasonic has 5 cutters arranged symmetrically (a center flat cutter for a longer time whiskers, flanked on each side by 2 foils), contrasting Braun’s asymmetrical 4 cutters (2 different flat cutters, blue and silver, using a foil on both sides). One benefit of the Panasonic is the fact that cutter blocks and foil can be acquired separately – the foils break down faster, so may require more frequent replacement, but may get replaced without replacing the cutters. Using the Braun, the cutters and foils are one cartridge assembly so you will need to buy both. As an addendum, replacement heads for that Braun are generally unavailable now for over a year, along with the few that are offered priced sometimes at more than the cost of the shaver. The Panasonic replacement heads are plentiful anywhere, usually $50-60 range for foil and cutter blocks combined.

The bigger speed cutting cycles with the Panasonic (14,000 cpm) when compared with Braun’s 10,000 cpm, seem to provide a more at ease shave (for me) – that’s 233 cutting cycles per second (Panasonic), in comparison with 167 cutting cycles per second (Braun), or 40 percent faster. Braun’s “sonic” technology also creates more vibration (and noise) during the head and shaver when compared to the Panny. The top speed Panasonic has a tendency to smooth out each pass, and require fewer passes or repeat passes, instead of the Braun’s “paint mixer” vibrations on your face as well as in your hands. Neither obviously will be as quiet being a rotary shaver. The Panasonic shave is certainly closer, with fewer missed spots or random whiskers. Panasonic also provides a “sensor” mode for this shaver, which reportedly detects beard thickness and adjusts cutting speed, which it really seems to do; it can create a less irritating shave than previous models and the Braun, which could be attributable to this particular feature. The Panasonic takes a different technique and a lighter touch in comparison to the Braun – simply because it cuts your beard more quickly, you don’t really need to apply any other pressure shaving to secure a close cut; in reality when you press as hard using the Panny when you sometimes must along with the Braun, it will let you know you’ve got a close shave, and never in a great way. Easy can it. Both shavers have a very lock for that head, allowing a closer shave around more challenging areas for instance below the nose and around sideburns, and have a pop-up trimmer for trimming along a straight line. Both configurations work equally well for people purposes.

Battery longevity seems similar both for shavers, along with the nod going to Panasonic for quantity of shaves per charge simply because it takes a shorter period to shave; should last a week or higher on your way which has a single charge. You can charge these shavers along with the cord, with no cleaning station, and both of these are multi-voltage for traveling. Cords are similar with large transformer plugs, and as with any wet/dry shavers, you can’t use either shaver as being a corded shaver but must recharge. Straight cord for that Panny, coiled cord for any Braun. Information about the shavers’ LED displays is similar; the Panasonic provides amount of charge left versus the Braun, which just displays diminishing bars until the final 10 minutes of charge. The Panasonic also displays “MIN USED” for your shave, nearly ten mins, if this starts over. I actually find this great for improving my shaving technique and speed.

The cleaning station for the Panasonic is quite a bit improved within the previous design, which sometimes had issues with leaking solution. The modern design relies on a detergent solution and also a filter tray rather than a cassette – you mix the detergent packet with water in the tray, and I recommend distilled water to stop mineral build-high on shaver or cleaner. The Panasonic cleaner is water based versus the alcohol based Braun station, but both provide excellent cleaning performance – Braun says their cleaning option is not compatible with soap, so none of the Braun shavers which include a cleaning station are approved for usage with shaving foam or gel. That’s right folks – the Braun wet/dry shavers offering a cleaning station usually are not approved by Braun to get used with shaving cream. The Braun alcohol solution is advertised as “sanitizing” the shaver head, but both cleaning solutions provide more than adequate anti-bacterial properties (remember, you wash both hands with soapy water), nor actually sterilizes the top (important tip – don’t share your shaver with anyone girls and boys). The Braun station runs with a couple of minutes of louder buzzing (running the shaver to clean), combined with about 40 minutes of a quiet fan cycle, although the Panasonic station runs the shaver a little bit over a few minutes, accompanied by just a little over sixty minutes of fan drying; both stations often run either comparable cycle at approximately the same noise level – the fan cycle is plenty quiet for the spouse, partner or relative sleeping feet away. The Panasonic appears to dry your head completely, whereas the Braun is definitely slightly damp the next morning. Both station/shaver combos occupy about the same counter space and height, with similar controls and data for drying or cleaning, using the Braun being slightly larger and taller.

Probably most significantly, the Braun cleaning cartridges cost more than twice as much when the Panasonic detergent packs, require orders of magnitude more space for storing, and so are flammable; one plus for any Braun cartridges is that they are self-contained like the Philips Norelco cleaning system, requiring no mixing. If storage area is as vital as convenience however (and we’re talking a minute roughly exercise of opening a detergent pack, emptying it in to a tray and filling the tray with water – once a month tops), you can store over a year’s amount of Panasonic cleaning packets towards the bottom of an bathroom cabinet drawer without noticing, although that many Braun cartridges will fill a considerable component of your closet with flammable liquid. Cartridges for that new Braun cleaner don’t appear to last so long as previous units either, under a month normally in my opinion, shaving daily. Panasonic detergent solution lasts well over a month – taking place 2 months now with the present solution and simply as effective cleaning. Cleaning with either station will leave your shaver like new and smelling fresh, but both shavers will surely just be rinsed in running water, so you don’t really need a cleaning station, eventhough it is convenient. The Panasonic head is less difficult to clean manually in comparison to the Braun since the foil and cutters are separate. The main one minus from the Panasonic compared to the Braun would be the travel case – the Braun carries a nicely fitted hard leather case, where the Panasonic has their standard “faux leather” vinyl bag, but they also do give a hard plastic head cover.

As being a side note, you can find already a brand new Panasonic set of shavers (ES-LV6/7/9) available that appear similar, by using a slightly redesigned head and the body, and a similar cleaning station, so that the ES-LV95 is simply not their newest model. Again, bear in mind that when you are a standard “wet shaver” – I.e. shaving soapy water – Braun specifically says their only approved Series 9 shavers for shaving foam or gel would be the 9040s as well as the 9080s (the “s” suffix means does not range from the cleaning station), NOT the 9095cc. I have got tried it successfully using a shaving brush and soap, but depending on Braun’s literature this is an “off label” use and might void your warranty. When you are a wet shaver, technically your only options are the Panasonic between these. Recommended.