At the start of 2020, Bruan released quite a few new shavers for its US market. In these new models, one pleasant change was the shift of design to a trendier one. Secondly, we saw a drop in prices from pre-existing models in series like 5 and 7. The price drop raised concerns if there had been some cost-cutting actions from Braun and whether those would lead to lesser efficiency.
Among many surprises was the release of a brand new series. Filling the missing number in the continuity of the Braun series, it is Series 6. The shaver we have at hand is a member of this brand new series 6, 6075cc.
There are quite a few similarities amongst all the new models released in different series. The most obvious one is their design. Secondly, they all have the same shaving head when it comes to the number of shaving elements. They all have three shaving elements including the middle ActiveLift trimmer.
However, the main question is how these new features translate into performance. Can 6075cc carry the Braun legacy and whether series 6 can earn a place for itself in an already highly competitive market. I have owned this shaver for a total of eight weeks or so and what follows is a detailed account of my experience so far. So, let’s get started and find how it fared against tests.
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Braun Series 6 6075cc Review – How It Performs In Real World
Design and Construction
In terms of construction, the shaver is of good quality plastic material and would prove to be durable.
It has a curved body from the middle, and the sides and back of the shaver are lined with a rubber material. Both these features increase the shaver grip and make it non-slippery while shaving. So, ergonomically, this shaver has vast importance.
One more thing which enhances the user-friendliness is its LED display. Because with its assistance, the naive users can put the shaver in proper use. Furthermore, it alarms you when blades need a replacement, shaver needs cleanup or when it is running out of battery.
While going from bottom to top, the shaver body shows a fluctuation in its width. The shaving head rests on a plastic base which I would love to have a steel construction. This is because this base of the shaver bears the most pressure when in use and pressure over time can lead to breakage. However, this is just my assumption and at the moment it is far from being a forgone conclusion.
Shaving Performance of Braun Series 6 6075cc
When we talk about performance, this shaver has a shaving head that has three cutting elements. Two are your normal foils and these sandwich the ActiveLift trimmer. It is notable that in this new series 6 Braun does not call it ActiveLift trimmer as it does in models of the earlier series. However, it does the same work of aligning and lifting long and flat-lying hairs.
The main marketing point in this new series 6 is the SensoFlex head. Braun says this swivel head has the ability to adapt to different skin areas and the shaver exerts minimum pressure on the sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin on cheeks and I have to say I felt reduced skin irritation and burns. Other than that, the swivel head ensures maximum contact on different contours of the face.
When these new models were rolled out, Braun did not mention their cutting actions per minute. This directly relates to the power of the motor. However, now, we know that these models perform 24,000 cutting actions per minute. This is considerably less than 30,000 CPM we know for the older series 5 and 7. This less powered motor results in some performance drop and you may need to make a few passes for your stubborn hair.
In short, if you have stubborn hair and are looking for a close shave, you may have to explore some other avenues. Other than that, these new models in general and 6075cc specifically perform satisfactorily when it comes to the closeness of shave.
Braun leads the way when it comes to a comfortable shave and the same is the case with this shaver. With its hypoallergenic blades and wet ability, it is a god-send for people with sensitive skin.
From a convenience point of view, it comes with an attachable beard trimmer and a couple of beard guides. This is also a major shift from the integrated pop-up trimmer we are used to in earlier Braun models. I like it for the fact that it is easy to attach and performs a better job. However, there is a risk of losing it. The beard guides are click-on and you can use these to style your beard to different lengths.
Battery Life and Charging
Like most electric shavers these days, Braun series 6 6075cc has a lithium-ion battery. These batteries have high energy retention and don’t lose much power over time. 6075cc requires 50 minutes to complete a charge. Once it is fully charged, it facilitates a runtime of 50-60 minutes.
One of the admirable features of this shaver is its 5-minute quick charging. Only five minutes of charge can give you one full shave. Additionally, Series 6 comes with the smart plug. With its assistance, you can automatically adjust the voltage from 100 to 240 volts.
In addition to this, the shaver has its charging setup in the form of the SmartCare center. All you have to do is to put your shaver on the respective place and plug in the switch.
In 6075cc we see the new cleaning station or what Braun calls it SmartCentre. This is the same cleaning station we see in the newer series 7 models.
When we compare this cleaning station to the one we are used to seeing in higher-end older Braun models, a few differences are obvious. The cleaning station has a protruding arm where you place the shaver for cleaning and charging. I am unable to comprehend the logic behind this design shift for the cleaning station.
First, it is the same design we see in lower-end series 3 models with cleaning and charge station. Secondly, the protruding arm is a major hurdle in making this shaver travel-friendly.
When it comes to performance, it has only one cleaning setting and this is contrary to the older one which had options such as short, normal and intensive. However, it cleans pretty well and also lubricates the foils. Cleaning only will last only three minutes.
Along with the shaver itself, you get the following items;
- A Smartcare center
- A cleaning brush
- A beard trimmer
- Two beard combs
- A travel case
- Smart plug to convert voltage
Braun Series 6 6075cc vs 6072cc - How They Differ
At the moment, 6075cc and 6072cc are two series 6 models that come with the SmartCare center. They essentially have the same design and perform identically.
However, they differ in the color which runs on the front side of the shaver. 6072cc is blue, whereas 6075cc is black. So, which one looks better, it frankly is up to anybody’s personal choice.
In addition, they also come with different attachments. 6072cc comes only with a precision trimmer. Whereas, 6075cc comes with a precision trimmer and a couple of beard attachments. However, this results in some price hike for 6075cc.
Braun known for its high-class high-performing shavers that come at a premium price is looking to tap another missed market segment. For this, they have released new models and they come with a newer and trendier design. In addition, they come at a lesser price we are used to seeing for Braun shavers.
In 6075cc, we see a similar head that we have seen in the newer series 5 and 7 models. This shaving head is more close to the series 3 models and performs at par with them. We see a relatively lower powered motor that works at 24,000 CPM as opposed to 30,000 we see in older series 5 and 7 models.
Performance-wise, 6075cc performs satisfactorily but it does seem underpowered for some stubborn hair and you may need to make multiple passes in such areas. Other than that, it is a good choice for people with sensitive skin as we expect from a Braun shaver.
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