Braun Series 9 9330s Electric Shaver Review

Braun Series 9 is known for world’s most expensive and highest-end electric shaver production ever. The German brand “Braun” used most advanced mechanism and technology in their Series 9 shavers for their deluxe users and charges very high where some users can not afford. However, Braun has some solo models in the Series 9 that do not come with automatic cleaning center and charges little lower. The Braun 9330s is the newest solo model in their Series 9 that comes with some extras than the older solo models. In this article I’ll cover everything including features, specifications, pros, cons, and the extras of Braun Series 9 9330s electric shaver.

What’s in the box?

Before checking the quality of the product, it’s important to check what comes in the package since a solo model. The Braun 9330s package comes with the following items:

  • The shaver itself with a foil cap
  • A charging stand
  • Charging adapter with cord
  • Travel pouch
  • Cleaning brush
  • Manual

Braun provides a charging stand with this model instead of the smart cleaning and charging station that comes with “cc “models.

Features overview

The maximum features of this new generation Braun Series 9 shaver are similar to the older models and Braun made some updates in the features only.

There is nothing new in the Braun 9330s shaver while comparing to the older model Braun 9293s.

For your reading convenience I’ll discuss the features and specifications separately and mention the updated version comparing to the older models.

Shaving elements

The Braun 9330s is a foil type shaver like other Series 9 shavers that features 5 different shaving elements.

All elements work together for efficient shaves where every element has an individual function to perform in the shaving time.

Braun engineered the shaving head with 2 Opti-Foils, 1 HyperLift and Cut element, 1 Direct and Cut element and a skin guard.

Opti-foils are responsible for cutting all types of hairs from the skin level to ensure closest shaving performance.

 HyperLift and cut trimmer is a unique element on Series 9 and it has been differentiated with a golden color that catches the flat lying hairs and cut them efficiently without any compromise.

Direct and cut trimmer Is another cutting element to align the messy hairs that grows in different directions.

 The Skin guard is responsible for protecting the skin from the pressure of the blades and make the shaving process comfortable and irritation free.

10-D pivoting head

Braun Series 9 is the most flexible shaver in Braun’s line where the head flexes in different directions and the cutting elements can individually move.

There is nobody who can blame Braun Series 9’s flexibility to make the shaving process super comfortable and efficient.

The shaving elements are as flexible as it can beat any rival’s shaving flexibility and comfort level that is why it’s called the most flexible shaver ever.

Cutting power

Since the most advanced shaver ever made by Braun, Braun used their best performing motor in their Series 9 shavers.

The shaver can handle any type of beard density even head hairs to cut flawlessly without any compromise of shaving power.

The shaver produces 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute to make the shaving process faster and smoother.

Autosense technology

Braun used autosense technology in the shaver that reads beard and hair density regularly and responds with an adequate power for efficient shaves.

So, you do not need to worry about your beard density since the shaver adjust intelligently by itself.

SyncroSonic vibrations

Braun used sonic vibration technology to their Series 9’s cutting elements that makes soothing vibrations while gliding over the skin that feels like a massage system.

The vibration makes the shaving process more comfortable and enjoyable to the skin to maintain better skin health.

Wet/dry shave

Wet/dry shaving facility is now a common feature even in some affordable shavers as well.

Braun Series 9 is highly efficient in wet/dry shaving from the very first release and the new generation Braun 9330s is more powerful though.

Is Braun 9330s waterproof?

Yes, The Braun 9330s even all the Braun Series 9 shavers are 100% waterproof and allow you shave under the shower and rinse it.

Power source

Braun Series 9 shavers have been designed for cordless use and come with rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.

The new generation Braun Series 9 shavers including Braun 9330s provide 60 minutes of continuous cordless performance with a full charge.

On the other hand, the older Braun Series 9 shavers provide 50 minutes of cordless power. Moreover, the shaver is able to provide a full shaving power with 4-5 minute of quick charge.

While you are in the go and your shaver’s battery is empty, you do not need to wait for a full 1 hour to make full charge because you can have a shave with the quick charge.

Precision trimming

A shave becomes accomplished with precision trimmings of hairs and sideburns.

Most of the electric shavers and all the premium-grade shavers come with precision trimming facility as you do not need to buy a separate trimming device.

The Braun Series 9 shavers feature a premium slide-up precision trimmer for making your shave perfect and accomplished.

LED display

In the modern smart phone trend, people very fond of user-friendly display.

Braun used world’s most advanced LED indicator display that shows battery indicator, charging indicator, lock indicators, hygiene indicator and more.

The new Braun Series 9 including Braun 9330s come with more HD display than the older models.

The older displays were signed with blue emitting lights but the newer models are signed with white HD lights.

I like to admit that the new LED display is more attractive than the older ones.

Head lock

Since the shaver head is fully flexible, it would be problematic while shaving tricky areas with a flexible head.

That is why Braun used head lock technology that will allow you to fix your head in 5 predetermined positions and shave in your desired angle.

There is a big physical switch at the front side of the shaver to activate and deactivate the head lock.

Travel lock

It’s important to lock your device while in a trip or keep your device at a mess to prevent unintentional turning on.

Braun merged the travel lock technology with the power button that allows you easily lock your device with a 3-4 second of press.

You just need to press the power button and hold 3-4 seconds to activate and deactivate the travel lock and you will find a red locked and unlocked icon into the LED display.

32bit processor

Braun newly introduced their 32bit chip in their new generation Series 9 shavers where the older Series 9 shavers come with an 8bit chip.

The processor ensures the more accurate control over your device’s technology to provide flawless operations.

You will not practically realize the upgraded processor while comparing to the older models but it does its work internally for more efficiency.

Built quality

I have to admit that Braun Series 9 comes with a very sleek design and user-friendly interface.

But the hardness of the shaver’s body should be better which is fully built in plastic.

Braun did not make any update to the built-quality in the new generation Series 9 shavers as well and comparably downgraded to Braun Series 7.

However, the new generation Braun Series 9 Braun 9330s comes with a new look with matte silver finished appearance that feels more professional than older glossy chrome finish.

Braun also made a great update to the LED display that is undoubtedly most advanced display ever to feel smarter.

Most importantly, Braun did not compromise with the quality of the shaving head that has been made with unique technology and the foil blocks are conjoined with stainless steel frame.

When you will look at the front side, the head lock switch will attain your attention first that is made in a big shape and textured with sensible dimples.

When you will slide the switch down, the head lock will be activated in your pointed position (1 of the 5 positions) and slide-up to unlock the head.

Another thing you need to know is the slide-up trimmer.

When you’ll look at the rare side of the shaver you’ll find the long slide-up trimmer pointed with a small button.

Just press the button and slide-up the trimmer to release and use it. The built quality of the trimmer is really good but you may feel uncomfortable while using the trimmer since it has been made with a straight design.

The design may feel comparably downgraded than the Series 7 in terms of user-friendliness, but the built quality is good enough.

Although a plastic made body, the Braun Series 9 9330s will not feel cheap I admit.

Performance

Performance of a shaver is the most important aspect to consider when you intend to buy.  Braun used the highest technology in their highest-end shaver line Braun Series 9.

The Braun Series 9 9330s is a new generation Series 9 shaver that promises to give the best shaving result with most comfortable manner.

Does the shaver worth it?

While talking about the shaving efficiency, the shaver is good enough to provide close and smooth shave with its 4 cutting elements where each produces 10,000 cutting actions per minute.

I think you do not need to make more than 1-2 strokes in a place for close shave even on a 3 day longer beard.

If you shave regularly, it’s a great solution to make your face clean and smooth every day.

When you inspect for the shaving comfort, I must admit that, the Braun Series 9 doesn’t have any alternative in the foil industry.

I experienced the most comfortable shaves with the Braun Series 9 shavers I have ever tried.

Since a wet/dry shaver, you can have both shaving facility without any compromise of shaving power with the Braun 9330s shaver.

I tried with shaving foam and the result was very similar to the dry shave.

While tried the shaver for fast dry shave, I never felt razor burn or skin irritation at all.

The precision trimmer is good enough for the final touches after a shave.

When my beard became longer, I tried the trimmer to trim off the beards before shaving and the trimmer also provided good results for full trimming but took comparably a very longer time than the professional trimmers.

However, the main duty of the trimmer is precision trimming, not beard shaping and it’s good enough in its duty.

I’ll like to suggest the shaver for the men who intend to have the best overall shaver in terms of performance.

Cleaning and maintenance

Proper cleaning and maintenance keeps shaver’s health good and fit for further uses.

Since a solo shaver model, the Braun Series 9 9330s doesn’t have automatic cleaning system.

So you have to clean the device manually by 1 of two possible ways.

Dry cleaning:-

The shaver package comes with a small cleaning brush that allows you to clean the shaver quickly. 

You just need to brush off the debris from the outer foils and inner blades easily by the cleaning brush.

It’s a very easy and fast process to clean the device after every use.

Wet cleaning:-

Since a wet/dry shaver, you have to clean the head thoroughly after every wet shaving.

Fortunately the Braun Series 9 shavers are very user-friendly to rinse.

For thorough cleaning, firstly remove the foil cassette by pressing the release buttons at the left and right side of the head.

Then put the cassette chamber under tap water or sink it for removing all the debris from the cassette.

Then turn the shaver on to activate sonic vibration and put the shaver head under the warm tap water.

I recommend using some drops liquid soap to make the cleaning process hygienic.

Thus clean the head and foil cassette and then turn the shaver off after 30 seconds.

After a rinse, jerk off the access water and wipe the foils with a soft cloth.

I recommend cleaning the shaver after every use and use the wet cleaning process to keep the shaver’s health better and germ free.

Charging

Again, Braun provides a charging stand instead of automatic cleaning and charging station to charge the shaver.

The charging stand securely charges the device from universal power volt and takes 1 hour for a full charge.

You need to just put the shaver on the stand from the bottom side of the shaver and then attach the charging cord with the stand power outlet to charge the device.

After 1 hour or having a full charge, you just need to detach the shaver from the stand and start shaving.

For an urgent shave, you can also remove the shaver after 5 minute of charge and start shaving and you will have a full shave with that power.

Replacement part

Every electric shaver demands a replacement after a specific period of use. Braun Series 9 is a durable shaver and the replacement head and blades also last comparably longer.

However, you have to replace the cutting blades and foils after getting dull to get optimum shaving results.

Braun suggests replacing the blades after 18 months of use but I think you need to replace them prior or after that time according to your shaving habit.

The replacement head of Braun Series 9 is very available in Braun’s showrooms and Amazon.

After a replacement, the shaving performance will feel very similar to a new shaver.

Pros

  • Powerful shaving
  • Most comfortable shaver on the market
  • Good battery life
  • Efficient wet/dry shaver
  • 100% waterproof
  • Pro HD LED display
  • 5 Predetermined head lock
  • Premium precision trimmer
  • Easy to clean
  • Charging stand

Cons

  • Precision trimmer is not user-friendly enough
  • Built-in plastic

Final thought

I tried to cover all the aspects of the shaver to examine and decide Braun Series 9 9330s’s efficiency and quality.

The men who intend to have one of the most advanced shavers on the market, The Braun 9330s is a good choice but it has a limitation of modern cleaning facility.

If you are good at cleaning the device manually, there is no negativity in that limitation for you where it will save some extra costs.

The same device with automatic cleaning facility is the Braun 9370cc that will cost higher than the 9330s.

Remember, you have to replace the cleaning cartridge after consuming one and that is a frequent cost of ‘cc’ shavers.


  1. How good the Braun Series 9 9330s for head shaving?

    It’s extremely good for any kind of dense hair even head hair. So you can undoubtedly use this shaver on your head.

  2. How long beard can it shave?

    It can shave 3 days long beard.

  3. Can you use the shaver out of the U.S?

    Yes, the shaver comes with a universal volt adapter. So you can use the shaver to charge anywhere and any volt.

  4. What is the warranty period for the shaver?

    2 years

  5. Is there any money back guarantee for Braun 9330s shaver?

    Yes, 60 days.

  6. Is the cutting efficiency of Braun 9330s better than older Series 9 shavers?

    Yes.

  7. Can you carry the charger and charging stand into the travel pouch?

    No, the pouch is only for the shaver. Since the battery power offers approximately 1 month’s cordless power with 1 charge, the manufacturer thinks you do not need to carry other items with the shaver.

  8. Is the travel pouch hard or soft?

    Hard.

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