Braun Series 9 9090cc Review: GQ’s 2016 Award Winning Shaver

Editor rating

9.8/10 on November 18, 2015

Right from its inception in the market, it has been highly successful in making its presence felt in the world of electric shaver. It’s been around 5-6 months since I began using this Braun electric razor, and with the help of this Braun Series 9 9090cc review, I want to give an honest review about this shaver’s design, features, battery life, and much more.

Hardware and Design

Made in Germany, this Braun electric shaver is compact in size and fits comfortably in the hand. It has a high-performance ultra-modern motor that is responsible for its charismatic performance. While some reviews of Braun Series 9 9090cc on the internet suggest that this motor is noisy, I personally didn’t find it noisy at all. It has a vertical display on the front to indicate the battery and hygiene status. Just above this vertical display is the power button of this shaver.

The silver slider next to this button controls the head of the razor. This slider has 5 different levels and you can easily slide it to select the setting that you need. There’s also a discreet trimmer for long hair at the back of this shaver.

The Series 9 is surely an upgrade from Series 7 in many different aspects. For instance, the head of 9090cc features 2 OptiFoil that are thinner than the ones you find in Series 7. The middle part of the head has two separate trimmers- Direct and Cut, and Hyper Lift and Cut. These trimmers are much wider than the trimmers installed in Series 7.

Apart from its powerful functionality, the black and silver appearance of this electric shaver is highly impressive as well.


  • Braun Series 9 9090cc Shaver
  • Charging station with cleaning system
  • Travel case
  • Cleaning brush
  • 1 Cleaning cartridge
  • Manuals and Warranty documents

Key Features of Braun Series 9 9090cc

1. World’s First SyncroSonic Technology

While there are other Braun electric razor’s that come with OptiFoil head, 9090cc features a quadruple action cutting system to ensure that you can get a better shave than from a manual razor. As compared to other electric shavers that generally offer 10,000 to 15,000 cuts per minute, the 9090cc offers an astonishing 40,000 cuts in a minute. No matter if the hairs are growing in multiple directions, they do not stand a chance in front of the latest SyncroSonic Technology.

2. Direct and Cut Trimmer

If you’ve been using a manual razor in the past, using the razor in multiple directions might have caused your hairs to grow in different directions. The Direct and Cut Trimmer in this Braun Series 9 electric shaver is specifically designed for this purpose. A single stroke with this shaver provides a complete, clean shave.

3. HyperLift and Cut Trimmer

I have used a number of trimmers in the past and most of them had the same problem- inability to cut the flat-laying hair, especially in the neck area. However, the HyperLift and Cut Trimmer in this shaver is the perfect answer to my problem. This trimmer allows the shaver to lift the flat-laying hair and then cut it easily.

4. OptiFoil Technology

It has an OptiFoil layer on the top of the blade to avoid any direct contact with the blade with the skin. It is extremely thin and enables the shaver to glide easily on the skin without causing any kind of irritation.

5. Precision Trimmer

The Braun 9090cc Shaver also has an extendable precision trimmer on the back of it. Trimming or grooming mustaches or sideburns can be easily done with the help of this trimmer.

6. Multi Head Lock

The head of this shaver pivots to different angles. You can easily lock the angle that suits you best with the help of this Multi Head Lock.

7. Optimized Cutting Elements

The cutting elements used in this shaver have been manufactured using the latest technologies. They allow the shaver to cut the hairs deeply, without causing any kind of discomfort.

8. LED Display Panel

The display panel on the front of the shaver indicates the battery life, hygiene status, and the travel lock.

Cleaning & Renew

The particular advantage that makes the latest models of Braun electric shavers the best in the market is their Clean and Recharge System. All you need to do is to place the shaver in the charging and cleaning station and switch on the cleaning feature. Along with charging, the station also cleans the shaver, eliminates all the leftover hairs and other remnants, and dries it. The entire cleaning and drying process gets completed within 5 minutes. The Cleaning system also has a cartridge which contains the cleaning solution and you need to change the cartridge when the solution is over.

If you’re not a fan of the cleaning station, you can manually clean this Braun electric shaver with water and the included brush. While most of the best electric shavers for men need lubrication at regular intervals, this Braun 9090cc automatically lubricates itself. The cleaning solution used in the automatic cleaning station also works as a lubricant.

Braun Series 9 9090cc Shaver Comparison

Features Series 9 9090cc Series 7 790cc Series 5 5090cc
World’s first SyncroSonic technology y
OptiFoil y y y
Clean & Charge Station y y y
Cordless Shaving Time 50 min 50 min 50 min
2x Specialized Middle Trimmer y


The next part of this electric razor review is the battery of the 9090cc. Every review on Braun Series 9 9090cc suggests that this model has an amazing battery life and it charges very quickly, and I couldn’t agree more. The Braun 9090cc features a Li-Ion battery. It can be fully charged within an hour and once fully charged, it can provide you with 50 minutes of shaving. When you are in a hurry and don’t have time to charge it completely, you can charge it for merely 5-10 minutes to easily have a single shave. However, it is better to find some time and charge the battery fully as charging it incompletely reduces its life expectancy.

User Friendliness

The compact design of this shaver with its rubberized grip allows you to have a complete control over it even if your hands are wet. You can easily lock its head at an angle that suits you. From a 2 days stubble to a large beard of several months, the Braun 9090cc works equally well regardless of the hair length. Moreover, it can also be used to shave the coarse hair on the chest and head.

It charges pretty quickly and its cleaning system saves a lot of time for you. The shaver also comes with a travel case, which is something I personally appreciate as I like to carry my shaver when I am traveling, and carrying the entire box consumes a lot of space. Every single thing in this shaver is designed to make your shaving procedure easier for you.

Shaving Performance

If you have a long beard, you can use the extendable trimmer on your hair first before using its head. One of the best things about this shaver is the 4-way cutting system. Comparing to other electric shavers, this one has a sideways-moving blade to give users a shaving experience that cannot be found in a manual blade. Right from the first time I used it, I was convinced that this shaver does much more than what its advertisement promises. It is really fast and catches a lot of hair in a single move. It cuts without causing any kind of skin irritation, which makes it an ideal shaver for using regularly and one of the best electric shavers from Braun.


The Braun Series 9 9090cccomes with a 2 years manufacturer’s warranty.

Value for Money

While a lot of people might find it expensive; according to my experience with this shaver, I’d say that the cost is justified. If you too are looking for an electric shaver with an abundance of innovative features and exceptional durability, this shaver is surely worth considering.

Replacement Parts Availability

In the world of electric shavers, Braun is a well-renowned brand and unlike other electric razors, its replacement parts are much easier to find. You can contact your local dealer or look for the parts on an online store like Braun official website, Amazon, Walmart, etc.

Final Thoughts

The Braun Series 9 9090cc is a perfect electric shaver in every possible way, and an ideal choice for people who can afford it. If you want a shaver that is the best of the best electric shavers for men and will last a lifetime, the 9090cc is exactly what you need.

I hope my Braun Series 9 9090cc review helped you in knowing a lot more about the shaver.

You can ask questions and share your experience with this model in the comments section below.


1. Where can I buy the cartridge for the cleaning system?

A. You can easily find the cartridge at the shops that sell Braun electric razors. You can also search for it on the online stores, like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc.

2. Can this razor be used overseas?

A. Yes, the razor comes with an automatic voltage adjustment which allows you to use it anywhere in the world.

3. A lot of 9090cc electric razor reviews suggest that this shaver is noisy, is it true?

A. No, not at all. I’ve been using it for around 6 months now and I personally feel it is one of quietest electric shavers ever built. Maybe those Braun shaver reviews try to suggest that it makes a little noise when you clean it in the base. In this case, I’d totally agree. However, you don’t really need to clean it in a base on a regular basis as once in every 7-10 days is enough.


1. Closest and Cleanest Shave
Comparing to other electrical shavers, the Braun 9090cc is always impressing its users with its extraordinary shaving performance. The OptiFoil Technology, SyncroSonic Technology, Direct and Cut, and HyperLift and Cut Trimmer combine together to get this shaver to the elite class that is above the rest.

2. Easy Cleaning
The cleaning station ensures that your shaver is free from any kind of remnants or bacteria from your previous shave. Simply place it in the cleaning station and within a few minutes, your shaver will be ready to be used again.

3. Battery and Hygiene Indicator
Even though the shaver runs for about 50 minutes when fully charged, you do need to keep an eye on the battery level. Apart from the battery level, this shaver also has a hygiene indicator to keep a tab on the cleanliness of the shaver.

4. Functions Quietly
A lot of Braun Series 9 9090cc reviews on the internet say that this shaver makes a lot of noise, however, I personally doubt that as its functioning is quieter than the other best electric shavers out there in the market for men.


1. Wide Shaving Head
While the large shaving head works exceptionally well for shaving larger areas like cheeks, neck, etc., this shaver is a little difficult to use near the mouth area and nose. It shouldn’t be a big problem if you shave on a daily basis, but for people who shave once in a week, this can be a little annoying.

2. Expensive
I’ve personally used the Braun Series 9 9090cc shaver before writing its review, so I do believe that the cost of this shaver is in accordance with the features it offers. However, most of the reviews on the internet believe that this is the biggest flaw in this electric shaver. It costs more than $300 and not a lot of people would like to invest such a huge amount of money in an electric shaver.

3. No Wet Shave
This particular shaver doesn't come with a wet shave feature. I really don't know why, but you will get this information on the manufacturer's guideline. Don't loose hope! As this shaver is 100% waterproof, you can easily take it into the shower for shaving or cleaning.


The Braun 9090cc is filled with an abundance of amazing features that you cannot find in other electric shavers for men. From its attractive body to its extraordinary features, every single factor has been thoroughly researched by Braun. It has a great battery life and its cleaning system works like a charm. Moreover, when it comes to shaving, I’ve never had any electric shaver that offers such an exceptional shaving experience.

2 responses to “Braun Series 9 9090cc Review: GQ’s 2016 Award Winning Shaver”

  1. Konard says:

    Braun series 9 is an awesome shaver. I haven’t used it though, but I have seen it in action. My father uses this. This awesome shaver is a passion to me. My father promised me that just 4 months later he is gonna gift it on my 16th birthday. Dying to use this one. 🙂

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