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Beard Shaving - Panasonic Arc 5 Electric Shaver vs Braun Series 9 Foil Shaver

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17 Aug 2020

Beard Shaving – Panasonic Arc 5 Electric Shaver vs Braun Series 9 Foil Shaver

Panasonic Arc 5: https://amzn.to/2FFOvJU
Panasonic Arc 5 Replacement Foil: https://amzn.to/2LmqU4x
Braun Series 9: https://amzn.to/2NgPgPK
Braun Series 9 Replacement Foil: https://amzn.to/2XtMOtd

GroomReviews For Her: https://www.youtube.com/channe....l/UCqdJDxHQrGgz9jOFC

In this video, I give my full review of the Panasonic Arc 5, model ES-LV95-S. I compare the features of the Panasonic Arc 5 electric shaver vs Braun Series 9 foil shaver and demonstrate the results in a head-to-head shave off.

For those that shave their beard every one to three days, the electric foil shaver and precision trimmer of both the Panasonic Arc 5 and Braun Series 9 are the perfect combination to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

The Panasonic Arc 5 is touted as an advanced precision five blade shaving system designed to provide the ultimate close, comfortable shave. This Panasonic electric shaver is an Amazon Best Seller and ranks at #18 for Men’s Foil Shavers.

Inside the box, you’ll find the Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV95-S shaver, cleaning station, detergent pack, a leather travel case and a charging cord.

Now, if you take a look at my previous video on the Braun Series 9, you’ll notice that these two Men’s electric shavers are very similar, yet, carry a substantial price difference of over $80 between them.

Panasonic markets the Panasonic Arc 5’s five ultra-sharp, ultra-thin forged, Nanotech blades that provide a 30° cutting edge, said to cut more efficiently and cleanly at the root for a more comfortable shave.

However, Braun hypes the Braun Series 9 as their best electric shaver, with 5 synchronized shaving elements, the world’s strongest Sonic technology and an intelligent Auto Sensing motor to shave more hair in one stroke than any other shaver.

Looking at the specs of the Panasonic Arc 5, you’ll see that similar to the Braun Series 9, this foil shaver is also a wet/dry shaver.

Five shaving elements of the Arc 5 include a Lift-Tech foil, that applies reverse-tapered edges to raise and cut flat lying hair, a Slit Blade foil that grabs and cuts longer hairs, and the Finishing foils that captures stubborn hairs, ensuring a smooth result.

Similar to the Braun Series 9’s 10-D Flex Head, this Panasonic Arc 5 includes a Multi-Flex Pivoting head that contours along the face, jaw, chin and neck to shave from any direction.

On the back of the Arc 5 you’ll find a Free and a Lock setting for your desired shaver head setting. You’ll also find a pop up precision trimmer for longer hairs, and detailing areas such as the sideburns and the mustache.

The Panasonic Arc 5 has an LCD screen that includes multiple indicators, as necessary, with use. These include a Used Time Lamp, Battery Capacity Lamp, Shaving Sensor Lamp, Clean Lamp, Foil & Blade Check Lamp and Charge Status Lamp.

Now the Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV95-S will take 60 minutes for a full charge and that will give you 45 minutes of use, which is only 5 minutes less than you’ll get out of the Braun Series 9 shaver for the same 60 minutes

As far as charging the Panasonic Arc 5, there’s two ways you can do it. You can either take the plug and plug it directly into the device or you can take the cleaning station, plug the charger into it, then place the Arc 5 shaver in, and sit it back.

A rotating lock feature on the power button, ensures that this Panasonic electric shaver can’t be turned on when carrying, unlike the Braun Series 9 foil shaver.

As far as using the Panasonic Arc 5 shaver, there are three modes of operation with the power switch.

Press once for Shaver Sensor Mode, where the beard thickness is automatically sensed and the power is automatically adjusted when shaving. Press twice for Normal Mode, where a constant power level is maintained throughout the shave. And Press a third time to power off the shaver.

So, for this demonstration, I put the Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV95-S head-to-head with the Braun Series 9 to see which electric shaver / foil shaver is the best deal for you.

Check out the video to see the results.

Overall, the Panasonic Arc 5 and Braun Series 9 are both great shavers. They are very evenly matched with nearly identical features.

That said, one of these shavers gets my GroomReviews recommendation.

Will it be the Panasonic Arc 5 or the Braun Series 9?

The Panasonic Arc 5 Electric Foil Shaver includes the following:
- Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV95-S shaver
- Cleaning Station
- Detergent Pack
- Leather Case
- Charging Cord

Good Luck!

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