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Braun Series 9 Pro 9477cc Review – Is This New Generation Braun Series 9 Shaver Worth Buying?
Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc is one of the new upgraded Series 9 shavers. The manufacturer upgraded their flagship electric shaver series(Series 9 to Series 9 pro) in 2022 while we expected a new series such as Braun Series 10. However, the Braun 9477cc is the first electric shaver we tested thoroughly and found some new experiences including new features, assessment, and performance.
In this review, I’ll evaluate its efficiency and determine whether this high-end shaver is a good investment.
What’s in the Box?
Since a CC model, the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc comes with a cleaning and charging (SmartCare) dock. Most importantly, the shaver comes with the newly invented Braun’s power case to store the device. That’s why Braun doesn’t provide a separate travel pouch like other Series 9 shavers. However, there are some more arrangements in the box of Braun 9477cc are following.
- A cleaning brush.
- The charging adapter and the cord.
- A cleaning cartridge.
- User Manual.
The Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc is an advanced foil-type electric shaver that has been made with more power and facilities than the regular Series 9 shavers. But most of the things resembled as of the last updated Braun Seris 9 93xx shavers. However, the new Braun 9477cc comes with Braun’s most advanced shaving head technology with a new ProLift trimmer shaving element. All the shaving elements and the full head of the shaver are fully flexible to move in different directions for more efficient and comfortable operations. My favorite thing in the Braun Series 9 shaver is the head-lock system that allows locking the head in different directions for precision shaving. This pricy shaver is focused on the power case that comes with the package to store and recharge the shaver. I found the power case pretty interesting which I’m going to share in the power case section later on. Like other CC shavers, the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc comes with an automatic cleaning and charging center that cleans, dries, lubricates, and charges the shaver. The shaver comes with a big battery to provide 1-hour cordless shaving performance with a 1-hour full charge. A very useful thing in the shaver is the LED display that shows the battery life, cleaning indication, and more. The shaver comes with a precision trimmer that is exactly like the older series 9 shavers to shape the sideburns and mustache. According to the manufacturer, this wet/dry shaver has been made with more power for providing the closest performance without any compromise.
Features and Specifications Analysis
The Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc is a subsequent upgrade of the existing Braun Series 9 and that is why most of the features and specifications are identical. There are also some new additions and improvements that I’m going to break down now.
Advanced Shaving Head
The Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc comes with a redesigned and Braun’s most advanced shaving head. The new shaving head cassette 94M features 5 shaving elements (4 actual cutting elements) and everyone has a different responsibility in every pass. There are two actual foil shaving elements at the front and the back edge of the shaving head that are called Optifoils. The responsibility of these outer foils is to cut the hairs from the skin level for a close shave. There is a gold-coated new shaving element on the head that is called ProLift trimmer. This is the most advanced edition in the Braun 9477cc shaver that replaced the HyperLift&cut trimmer of the existing Series 9 shavers. The responsibility of the ProLift trimmer is to cut the longer hairs as well as lift and cut the flat-laying hairs. As a result, the shaver can shave longer hairs than the existing Series 9 shavers. I found the ProLift trimmer is a successful edition of the shaver to face all the complaints about shaving longer hair. Another shaving element is the Direct&cut trimmer that captures and cut the hairs that grow in different directions. There is also a skin protector in the cassette that handles the pressures at shaving time. This is not an actual shaving element but Braun counts it as a shaving element and claims the shaving head contains 5 shaving elements.
Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc and all the pro models even all the Series 9 shavers are designed for cordless use. Consequently, you can not use it while charging. The Braun 9477cc comes with a premium Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The battery provides 60 minutes of cordless shaving performance with a full charge. It takes around 1 hour for a full charge. I found the shaver can provide a full month of shaving energy with 1 charge that feels pretty reliable. On the other hand, you can have a full shave with only 4-5 minutes of charge while the battery is fully drained. That is however not such needed since there is no chance to get the battery fully drained for being a CC shaver. Because the cleaning and charging center starts charging when you place the shaver to clean. Moreover, there is a PowerCase that also fills the consumed charge after every use when you store the shaver inside it. I’ll cover more about the power case later on.
Advanced LED Display
Since the peak Series of Braun’s line, Braun tried to provide everything their best for the Braun Series 9 pro shavers. The Braun 9477cc comes with an advanced LED display that shows battery level indicators with 5 segments, travel lock indication with a padlock icon, hygiene status with a water droplet icon, etc. I found the display pretty useful and that is one of my favorites on the shaver. While focusing deeply on the battery indicator, every segment shows 20% of full battery power. Moreover, the display starts counting down the last 9 minutes with a numeric sign from 9 to 1.
The Braun Series 9 9477cc and all the Series 9 pro as well as existing Series 9 shavers are waterproof. As a result, you can shave under the shower. And moreover, you can use any kind of shaving cosmetic like shaving gel, cream, foam, soam, etc. The main facility of a wet/dry shaver is that you can have a shave in any condition and any atmosphere. I use a shaver for dry shaving when I’m on the go but most of the time, I like to have refreshing wet shaves with my favorite shaving cream.
Automatic Cleaning and Charging Unit
Again, since a Braun’s CC model, the Braun 9477cc comes with a SmartCare cleaning and charging center. The responsibility of the SmartCare center is to clean, charge, lubricate, and dry the shaver head after every shave. It cleans the shaver head with an alcohol-based liquid (included with the package) cartridge that makes the head 99% germ-free. That’s why it’s hygienic to clean the shaver with the cleaning center after every shave. However, I clean the head with the provided cleaning brush after every dry use and I do use the cleaning center to clean the shaver after every wet shave.
The full shaving head and all of its shaving elements are fully flexible to move in different directions. The head can move left, right, back, and forth for adapting to the facial curves. On the other hand, the shaving elements can swivel up and down for making the shave flawless and comfortable. The soft-moving shaving elements can handle any kind of wrist pressure to protect the skin from the blades and adapt to the facial shape. According to my testing results, the Braun Series 9 shavers achieved the highest place in terms of flexing head excellence.
My another favorite feature in the Braun Series 9 shavers is the head lock system. The shaving head of the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc can be locked in 5 directions for precision shaving in different directions and angles. Braun designed the headlock switch in the Braun Series 9 pro shavers to make the control easier. When you’ll slide down the switch, it will lock the shaving head at your pre-set position. And when you’ll slide up the switch, the headlock will be disabled and start flexing. The headlock is pretty useful to shave tricky areas.
The hot topic on the Braun Series 9 shavers is the newly invented power case. Some models including the Braun Series 9 9477cc come with Braun’s exclusive power case to store the shaver. It’s actually a replaced version of the previous travel pouch and Braun doesn’t provide any travel pouch with the shavers that come with a power case. It’s called PowerCase because it contains the power to recharge the shaver when stored in it. According to the manufacturer, it can provide 50% of the charge when it contains a full charge. So it’s helpful to keep the shaver power always filled with the power case after every shave. Hence the power case is also a rechargeable assessment that uses the same power adapter and cord as the shaver does. The case starts recharging the shaver after pressing the power button of the case. Otherwise, it will work only like a travel pouch to keep the shaver safe from outer hits and dust. The built quality of the power case is solid enough to keep the shaver safe. However, it’s pretty heavy and that’s why feels like a burden while carrying in a short travel. But it’s pretty helpful for long travels since it carries some extra power and you do not need to carry the charging cord. There is an extra space to keep the cleaning brush since a traveler wouldn’t like to carry the cleaning center while traveling. Therefore, it seems a pretty useful addition to the new generation Braun Series 9 pro shavers. Moreover, it also supports the older generation Braun Series 9 and Braun Series 8 shavers. So you can use it for your existing series 9 or series 8 shaver.
Like the predecessors, the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc comes with a slide-up precision trimmer. The trimmer is useful for the final touches of every shave to shape the sideburns and mustache. I didn’t find any change in the precision trimmers between the old generation and the series 9 pro shavers. However, the trimmer is powerful enough to do its job efficiently.
To keep the shaver safe from accidental turning on from unintentional hits on the power button, there is a travel lock technology on the shaver. You need to press the power button for 3-5 seconds to lock and unlock the shaver. Since the power button is very soft and prompt, the travel lock system is pretty useful while traveling along with the shaver.
Built Quality of Braun Series 9 Pro 9477cc
The Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc is just an upgraded model of the existing Braun Series 9 shavers. Therefore, most of the things of the shaver and the predecessors are identical. However, there are some significant improvements in the Braun 9477cc that felt pretty compelling to me.
Like other Series 9 shavers, the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc comes with a shaving head that contains 5 shaving elements. But there is a new revolutionary shaving element added (ProLift trimmer) in the pro shaver to make the shaving process faster and more efficient. The ProLift trimmer is used to catch flat-lying hairs and cut longer hairs than ever before. The Braun Series 9 9477cc comes with an intelligent flex head that can adapt to the skin and the facial curves without hurting the face.
Like the predecessors Braun 9390cc/ 9385cc, it also comes with an extended battery that provides 60 minutes of continuous cordless shaving with a full charge.
At the front of the shaver, there is a texturized space for thumb rest. Below the thumb rest, there is the headlock switch that was associated with the thumb rest area in the Series 9 shavers but Braun separated it in the Series 9 pro shavers. Separating the headlock switch in Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc is an intelligent improvement that feels peace of mind to me. During the headlock, sometimes my thumb slide up the button that deactivated the headlock and I had to turn on the headlock again. In a word, the new headlock switch is more user-friendly than the previous headlock system that of the predecessors.
NB: You need to slide down the headlock switch to activate the headlock and slide up to deactivate it.
The full body of the shaver is made with premium quality plastic that feels plasticky but sturdy enough. The full rare side of the shaver is covered with soft grip rubber that is pimpled intelligently to make the grasp secure and comfortable. When your hand is wet, the rubber grip will protect the shaver from accidental slipping.
The precision trimmer is set on the rare side that is also rubber coated. You need to press the small button and slide up the trimmer to release it for use.
There are two metal studs at the rare side that connects the shaver with the SmartCare center and there is a direct charging port at the bottom of the shaver. To summarize, the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc has a premium built quality that deserves a thumbs up.
A user’s reaction mostly depends on a shaver’s performance. So, how is the shaving performance of the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc shaver? After analyzing too many real user reactions and my own tries in every aspect I’m going to share the actual shaving performance of the shaver.
Shaving Closeness: The Braun Series 9 shavers are made for the closest shaving performance and the manufacturer added some extra power in the series 9 pro models. All the shaving elements work together to capture the hairs without any compromise to make the shaving performance efficient. The extra powerful motor along with the cutting elements can perform 40,000 cross-cutting actions to cut the hairs fast and effectively. The foils of the Braun 9477cc are coated with very slim caps that help to achieve the closest skin contact. The result of powerful cutting actions in a combination with the closest skin contact makes the shaving process very close. The closeness is pretty satisfactory and you can compare it with the manual razors. To summarize, I don’t find any foil shaver on the market that can beat the shaving closeness of the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc except the Panasonic Arc5.
Shaving Long Beard: Baun Series 9 pro shavers are specially made for shaving longer hairs. The newly invented ProLift trimmer is used to capture longer hairs. According to the manufacturer, the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc can shave 7 days longer hairs which is over the market average. I found the shaver can shave longer hairs than any other foil shaver.
Shaving Comfort: The Braun Series 9 is always great for shaving comfort. The shaving elements are friendly enough to cut the hair comfortably. The Series 9 pro 9477cc is also good for comfortable shaving. This shaver makes a bit more torque than the predecessors and that is why some users said it feels less comfortable than the existing series 9 shavers. But I didn’t find any significant reason to underrate the pro shaver in terms of shaving comfort.
Wet/dry Shaving: All the Braun Series 9 shavers work with uncompromised power whether shaving wet or dry. The shaving elements also handle the wet beards intelligently to make the shaves efficient and satisfactory. Therefore, I have to admit the great wet/dry shaving with the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc.
Precision Trimming: The Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc comes with the same precision trimmer as its predecessors. The design of the trimmer may feel cumbersome for some new users but it does its job perfectly.
Considering all the aspects of shaving performance, the Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc will never disappoint you.
- Solid built quality
- Reliable performance
- Convenient wet/dry shave
- Flexible head
- Great for longer beards
- Useful power case.
- Satisfactory precision trimming.
- Convenient headlock.
- Very useful LED display
- Very pricy
- No travel pouch
- No foil protection cap
The Braun Series 9 pro 9477cc is undoubtedly one of the most advanced electric shavers on the market. There are very few things I found to criticize in the shaver except the price range. Hence this is a great choice for the man who intends to have an electric shaver that is good in every aspect and comes with the most advanced technology.