image class="left" url="http://media2.picsearch.com/is?Ff4kq0pNvHRoJvcLi6Jl3NwVRbZGk81PzmeB0k--jfk&height=214"I just began utilizing the ES-LV95 after the brief detour together with the Braun 9095cc, both flagship shavers from Panasonic and Braun; the ES-LV95 replaces my older ES-LV81. This review is actually a comparison of your (relatively) new Panasonic together with the newest Braun, however contrasting this new Panasonic with all the old, the ES-LV95 improves performance and convenience in each respect by comparison together with the earlier Panasonic, then i won't reference the venerable ES-LV81 again.













Compared to the Braun, the modern Panasonic is lighter in weight (7 oz vs 8 oz) and slightly slimmer. For those who have almost any questions about in which along with the best way to work with Best Electric Shaver Ratings, you can e-mail us with our web site. It's mostly plastic, and then so may be the Braun, and esthetics of either is an issue of opinion. The Panasonic has slightly less chrome showing and is a bit more svelte, which I type of favor, so a win for that Panny for appearances personally. The head is larger - about 1/4" wider - and seems more flexible than the Braun's, moving more readily around a real 360 degree axis instead of the Braun's two-dimensional swivel, allowing the Panasonic to evolve for the contours of your face better. It covers more area quicker, and shortens my morning shave by nearly half when compared to 9095cc, but does require practice maneuvering the larger head round the corners and angles within your face. The Panasonic has 5 cutters arranged symmetrically (a center flat cutter for prolonged whiskers, flanked on either side by 2 foils), contrasting Braun's asymmetrical 4 cutters (2 different flat cutters, blue and silver, with a foil on each side). One advantage of the Panasonic would be that the cutter blocks and foil are available separately - the foils break down faster, so might need more frequent replacement, but could get replaced without replacing the cutters. Using the Braun, the cutters and foils are certainly one cartridge assembly so you have to buy both. As being an addendum, replacement heads for that Braun are generally unavailable now for over a year, with all the few that you can get priced sometimes at more than the cost of the shaver. The Panasonic replacement heads can easily be bought anywhere, usually $50-60 range for foil and cutter blocks combined.













The greater speed cutting cycles in the Panasonic (14,000 cpm) as compared to Braun's 10,000 cpm, seem to supply a convenient shave (for me) - that's 233 cutting cycles per second (Panasonic), in comparison to 167 cutting cycles per second (Braun), or 40 percent faster. Braun's "sonic" technology also creates more vibration (and noise) within the head and shaver compared to the Panny. The top speed Panasonic has a tendency to smooth out each pass, and require fewer passes or repeat passes, rather than the Braun's "paint mixer" vibrations with your face and in your hands. Neither naturally is just as quiet like a rotary shaver. The Panasonic shave is obviously closer, with fewer missed spots or random whiskers. Panasonic also offers a "sensor" mode for this shaver, which reportedly detects beard thickness and adjusts cutting speed, which it actually generally seems to do; it will create a less irritating shave than previous models or maybe the Braun, which may be attributable for this feature. The Panasonic necessitates a different technique as well as a lighter touch compared to the Braun - simply because it cuts your beard more readily, you don't need to apply any extra pressure shaving to get a close cut; the truth is in the event you press as hard along with the Panny when you sometimes must with the Braun, it will let you know you've had a close shave, but not in a good way. Easy would it. Both shavers have a very lock for your head, allowing a closer shave around tougher areas like beneath the nose and around sideburns, and both have a pop-up trimmer for trimming along a straight line. Both configurations work equally well for those purposes.













Battery longevity seems similar for both shavers, with the nod planning to Panasonic for amount of shaves per charge since it takes much less time to shave; should serve you for a week or more on the road with a single charge. You could charge these shavers together with the cord, with no cleaning station, and both of them are multi-voltage for traveling. Cords are similar with large transformer plugs, and like several wet/dry shavers, you can't use either shaver being a corded shaver but must recharge. Straight cord for that Panny, coiled cord for your Braun. Facts about the shavers' LED displays is similar; the Panasonic provides portion of charge left versus the Braun, which just displays diminishing bars before the final ten mins of charge. The Panasonic also displays "MIN USED" for your shave, approximately ten minutes, if it starts over. I just find this great for improving my shaving technique and speed.













The cleaning station to the Panasonic is significantly improved on the previous design, which sometimes had issues with leaking solution. The newest design relies on a detergent solution plus a filter tray rather than a cassette - you mix the detergent packet with water in the tray, and that i recommend distilled water in order to avoid 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 not one of the Braun shavers that come with a cleaning station are approved for usage with shaving foam or gel. That's right folks - the Braun wet/dry shavers that come with a cleaning station are certainly not approved by Braun to get used with shaving cream. The Braun alcohol option is advertised as "sanitizing" the shaver head, but both cleaning solutions provide over adequate anti-bacterial properties (remember, you wash the hands with soap and water), and neither actually sterilizes the top (important tip - don't share your shaver with anyone boys and girls). The Braun station runs with a couple of minutes of louder buzzing (running the shaver to clean), then about 40 minutes of any quiet fan cycle, whilst the Panasonic station runs the shaver somewhat over 5 minutes, followed by a little bit over 1 hour of fan drying; both stations appear to run either comparable cycle at about the same noise level - the fan cycle is plenty quiet to get a spouse, partner or family member sleeping feet away. The Panasonic has a tendency to dry the top completely, whereas the Braun is obviously slightly damp the next morning. Both station/shaver combos occupy approximately the same counter space and height, with a similar controls and information for drying or cleaning, together with the Braun being slightly larger and taller.













Probably most significantly, the Braun cleaning cartridges be more pricey than double the amount as being the Panasonic detergent packs, require orders of magnitude more space for storage, and therefore are flammable; one plus to the Braun cartridges is simply because they are self-contained such as the Philips Norelco cleaning system, requiring no mixing. If storage is as important as convenience however (and we're talking one minute approximately exercise of opening a detergent pack, emptying it to a tray and filling the tray with water - once per month tops), you are able to store more than a year's amount of Panasonic cleaning packets in the bottom of an bathroom cabinet drawer without noticing, although that many Braun cartridges will fill a significant portion of your closet with flammable liquid. Cartridges for any new Braun cleaner don't seem to last given that previous units either, under a month typically in my opinion, shaving daily. Panasonic detergent solution lasts well over per month - going on 2 months now with the actual solution and merely as effective cleaning. Cleaning with either station will leave your shaver like new and smelling fresh, but both shavers really can only be rinsed in flowing water, so you don't really need a cleaning station, while it is convenient. The Panasonic head is easier to completely clean manually compared to Braun since foil and cutters are separate. The one minus in the Panasonic compared to the Braun is definitely the travel case - the Braun features a nicely fitted hard leather case, where Panasonic has their standard "faux leather" vinyl bag, however they do provide a hard plastic head cover.













As a side note, there is already a fresh Panasonic number of shavers (ES-LV6/7/9) available on the market that appear similar, using a slightly redesigned head and the entire body, along with a similar cleaning station, hence the ES-LV95 is not really their newest model. Again, keep in mind that when you are a conventional "wet shaver" - I.e. shaving soapy water - Braun specifically says their only approved Series 9 shavers for shaving foam or gel are definitely the 9040s along with the 9080s (the "s" suffix means is not going to would be the cleaning station), NOT the 9095cc. I had used it successfully having a shaving brush and soap, but according to Braun's literature this is an "off label" use and may void your warranty. Should you be a wet shaver, technically your only options are the Panasonic between both of these. Strongly recommended.
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