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Braun Series 9 9330s Electric Shaver Review: How Efficient, Convenient, and Powerful Is the Braun 9330s Shaver?
Braun Series 9 is known for being the world’s most expensive and highest-end electric shaver production ever. The German brand “Braun” used the most advanced technology in their Series 9 shavers for their deluxe users and charges very high which some users can not afford. However, Braun has some solo models in the Series 9 that do not come with an automatic cleaning center and charges a bit lower. The Braun 9330s is the newest solo model in their Series 9 that comes with more extras than the older solo models. In this article, I’ll cover everything including features, specifications, pros, cons, and the extras of the 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 it’s 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
Braun provides a charging stand with this model instead of the smart cleaning and charging station that comes with “cc “models.
Features and Specifications Analysis
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 when compared to the older model Braun 9293s.
For your reading convenience, I’ll discuss the features and specifications separately and mention the updated version compared to the older models.
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 the 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 cuts them efficiently without any compromise.
Direct and cut trimmer Is another cutting element to align the messy hairs that grow in different directions.
The Skin guard is responsible for protecting the skin from the pressure of the blades and making 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 they can beat any rival’s shaving flexibility and comfort level, which is why it’s called the most flexible shaver ever.
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 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.
Braun used auto-sense technology in the shaver that reads beard and hair density regularly and responds with adequate power for efficient shaves.
So, you do not need to worry about your beard density since the shaver adjusts intelligently by itself.
Braun used sonic vibration technology in their Series 9’s cutting elements that make soothing vibrations while gliding over the skin which 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 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 to shave under the shower and rinse it.
Braun Series 9 shavers have been designed for cordless use and come with a 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 minutes of quick charge.
While you are on the go and your shaver’s battery is empty, you do not need to wait for a full 1 hour to make a full charge because you can have a shave with the quick charge.
A shave becomes accomplished with precision trimmings of hairs and sideburns.
Most of the electric shavers and all the premium-grade shavers come with a 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.
In the modern smartphone trend, people are very fond of user-friendly displays.
Braun used the world’s most advanced LED indicator display that shows battery indicator, charging indicator, lock indicator, hygiene indicator, and more.
The new Braun Series 9 including the 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.
Since the shaver head is fully flexible, it would be problematic while shave tricky areas with a flexible head.
That is why Braun used headlock technology that will allow you to fix your head in 5 predetermined positions and shave at your desired angle.
There is a big physical switch on the front side of the shaver to activate and deactivate the headlock.
It’s important to lock your device while on a trip or keep your device in 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 press and hold.
You just need to press the power button and hold for 3-4 seconds to activate and deactivate the travel lock and you will find a red locked and unlocked icon on the LED display.
Braun newly introduced their 32-bit chip in their new generation Series 9 shavers whereas the older Series 9 shavers come with an 8-bit chip.
The processor ensures more accurate control over your device’s technology to provide flawless operations.
You will not practically realize the upgraded processor while compared to the older models but it does its work internally for more efficiency.
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 was comparably downgraded to Braun Series 7.
However, the new generation Braun Series 9 Braun 9330s comes with a new look with a matte silver finished appearance that feels more professional than the older glossy chrome finish.
Braun also made a great update to the LED display which is undoubtedly the most advanced display ever to feel smarter.
Most importantly, Braun did not compromise 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 headlock switch will attain your attention first which is made in a big shape and textured with sensible dimples.
When you will slide the switch down, the headlock 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.
Although a plastic-made body, the Braun Series 9 9330s will not feel cheap I admit.
The 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 in the most comfortable manner.
Does the shaver worth it?
While talking about shaving efficiency, the shaver is good enough to provide close and smooth shaves 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 shaves 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 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 facilities 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 a 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 long 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 keep the shaver’s health good and fit for further use.
Since a solo shaver model, the Braun Series 9 9330s doesn’t have an automatic cleaning system.
So you have to clean the device manually in 1 of two possible ways.
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 with the cleaning brush.
It’s a very easy and fast process to clean the device after every use.
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 of 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 using the wet cleaning process to keep the shaver’s health better and germ-free.
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 a 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 minutes of charge and start shaving and you will have a full shave with that power.
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 to 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.
- Powerful shaving.
- Most comfortable shaver on the market.
- Good battery life.
- Efficient wet/dry shaver.
- 100% waterproof.
- Pro HD LED display.
- 5 Predetermined headlock.
- Premium precision trimmer.
- Easy to clean.
- Charging stand.
- The precision trimmer is not user-friendly enough.
- Built-in plastic.
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 and it will save some extra costs.
The same device with an automatic cleaning facility is the Braun 9370cc which 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.
How good is 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.
How long a beard can it shave?
It can shave 3 days long beard.
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.
What is the warranty period for the shaver?
Is there any money-back guarantee for the Braun 9330s shaver?
Yes, 60 days.
Is the cutting efficiency of Braun 9330s better than older Series 9 shavers?
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.
Is the travel pouch hard or soft?
MUST WE USE THE CHARGING STAND OR CAN WE PLUG THE SHAVER DIRECTLY INTO THE POWER SOURCE ( THE WALL PLUG OUTLET) AND NOT USE THE STAND.
It’s not mandatory to use the charging stand. You can directly plug the shaver with the charging cord into the power source. Both charge the shaver in the same way. The only difference is, the stand keeps the shaver safe from accidental falling down from the countertop, nothing else.
Some people like to use the charging stand because it looks attractive and luxurious while charging the shaver.
Therefore, you are allowed to use both methods to recharge your shaver according to your preference.
You’re more likely to have the shaver ‘tip over’ if you use the charging stand instead of laying it flat on the counter to charge using the cable. This is a simple law of physics since the charging base is narrow, much lighter than the shaver and is not stuck to the counter surface. If you wish to argue the laws of physics, go ahead. If you win that argument, write a paper and get rewarded. Good luck!
I already have the cleaning station from my old series 9 shaver. Why can’t this model use the cleaning station that I already spent money on?
The Braun Series 9 9XXXs(solo) models do not come with any cleaning station. If you are concerned about automatic cleaning and charging, you have to choose 9xxxcc(clean & charge) models.
However, if the matter is with the old and new versions of cleaning stations, this might be a downside for the users who has a cleaning station from older models and want to clean the new “93xxcc” models. Braun used some new mechanisms in the latest cleaning stations and the Series 9 shavers that can not alter each other for automatic cleaning.
Hi the solo series be used with a cleaning and charging station? Ie buy separately and it will function like the cc series?
The Braun Series 9 solo model Braun 9330s and its predecessors from 92xxs, 91xxs, and 90xxs do not work with the cleaning stations that come with the CC models. But the new versions of Braun Series 9 pro solo models (like Braun Series 9 9419s) do work with the cleaning and charging stations.
Therefore, if you are fond of automatic cleaning and charging with cleaning stations, you have to up your budget and buy a CC model.
However, if you have an existing cleaning station from a CC model and you want to utilize it by buying a solo model, you can go with the Series 9 pro solo models. The Series 9 pro solo models also work with the older generation cleaning stations like Braun 93xxcc.
Hi thank you for the swift reply to my earlier query. I owned the 9345s series. I’ve bought the cleaning and charging station separately . It’s does work on the cleaning but the drying function does not work. After cleaning it just goes straight to charging. Is it because that it is the solo series that drying function does not work? The cleaning and charging station that I’ve bought is meant for 93xx and 94xx series. No mention if it is strictly for cc or S series. I thought it can be used on the 9345s model.
Very sad to know. By the way, you can return the cleaning station to the supplier if it covers the money-back guarantee. Otherwise, you have to compromise with the functionalities and use it only for charging and cleaning without drying. Moreover, you can use it if you buy a series 9 pro solo model in the future.
the 9330s DOESwork with the cleaning station
I use it for a year now, cleaning twice a week
This model does not work with cleaning station, so you must clean it with the cleaning brush or rinse it.