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Braun Series 9 Review – Model 9440

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Braun All-in-One Style Kit Series 9 9440, 13-in-1 Trimmer for Men with Beard Trimmer, Body Trimmer for Manscaping, Hair Clippers & More, Sharpest Blade, 40 Length Settings,
  • THIS 13-IN-1 CURATED style kit meets all your needs: trim, detail, contour, fade, body groom, precision shave, and trim your ears and nose
  • UNLIMITED VERSATILITY, PROFESSIONAL PRECISION: the ProWheel features 40 length settings in 0.02” steps and ProLock to lock your selection for...
  • EASY, FAST, GENTLE: ProBlade is efficient in every stroke, even in tricky areas for great finishes and comfortable all-over body grooming

We recommend the Braun Series 9 BT9440 for those looking for a beard trimmer designed specifically for precise beard styling, with geometric contours and tapered lines.

The included combs and heads are perfect for modern and refined looks, while the exceptional 3-hour autonomy gives you all the time you need to achieve the desired look.

With a quick charge of just 5 minutes, a normal shave is still possible. The AutoSense technology, which automatically adjusts motor power based on hair density, makes this trimmer extremely easy and intuitive to use.

Braun Series 9 BT9440 at a Glance

Final Score: 8.7


Braun Series 9 (9440)Full Review

The Braun Series 9 BT9440 is a high-performance and versatile beard trimmer, particularly ideal for those who want a geometrically styled, well-groomed beard. In this review, we will explore all its main features.

Braun series 9 9440 in its portable pocket case

Blades and Cutting: Score 8.6

The most important component in a beard trimmer is the blades: the Series 9 (9440) includes three, or at least three interchangeable blocks. The “basic” one is the ProBlade head, with long, thin teeth designed to quickly and precisely cut the toughest hairs.

Then there is the ProDetail head for the finer details of the beard, much thinner, but equipped with the same fast and incisive teeth. Finally, there’s the ProContour head, which is wider than the ProBlade for creating precise contours.

In all three cases, they are durable stainless steel blades that require very little maintenance, as we will see later. Besides these three heads, the package includes:

  • Two sliding distance combs from 0.5-10 and 10.5-20 mm;
  • A pair of snap-on combs for fades from 1-5 mm;
  • A Gillette ProGlide razor;
  • A contour guide;
  • The charging base and related charger;
  • A cleaning brush;
  • A hard case for the trimmer with the head and comb mounted.

Despite this rich accessory set, the most interesting aspect related to cutting is Braun’s AutoSense technology: the trimmer can detect the “resistance” offered by the beard to the cut, based on hair density and thickness, and automatically adjust the motor power accordingly. This way, the cutting experience is smooth and snag-free on any type of beard, without needing any manual adjustments.

Power Supply: Score 9.5

Regarding the battery, the Braun Series 9 offers excellent performance. The maximum autonomy of 180 minutes is hard to beat, although the downside is a charging time of 2:30 hours. However, it should be noted that with just a 5-minute wait, the trimmer accumulates enough charge to ensure a complete shave.

The white LED on the front also indicates the battery charge level, so you can get an idea of how much time you have left. For charging, you can either use just the charger or the provided base, onto which the trimmer easily fits.

Braun series 9 9440 on charger stand

Structure: Score 8.6

When handled, the Series 9 BT9440 leaves an excellent impression of being a well-crafted, solid, and well-designed tool. The relatively light and slim body fits naturally in hand, and the controls on the front are simple enough to operate with your thumb.

Available are the power button, the lever to lock the distance comb in position, and the dial to select the cutting length (depending on the mounted comb). Both the heads and distance combs are mounted simply by pressure, without snap parts that could wear out or break over time; similarly, the snap-on combs for fades fit onto the blade block with a very soft click that does not compromise stability during the cut.

The only thing you might miss, especially since this is a Wet&Dry trimmer, is a non-slip coating, which would be greatly appreciated with wet hands.

Functions and Maintenance: Score 8.2

As mentioned, the Braun Series 9 is a Wet&Dry trimmer, meaning it is waterproof: it can be used in the shower and rinsed in every part after use. Not only can combs and blades be washed under water, but the machine’s body itself can also be rinsed to better remove residual hairs. At purchase, all the blades are already generously oiled, so it will not be necessary to re-oil them for a long time. We recommend doing so only if you notice that the blades are “pulling” or not sliding as well as before.

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Braun All-in-One Style Kit Series 9 9440, 13-in-1 Trimmer for Men with Beard Trimmer, Body Trimmer for Manscaping, Hair Clippers & More, Sharpest Blade, 40 Length Settings,
  • THIS 13-IN-1 CURATED style kit meets all your needs: trim, detail, contour, fade, body groom, precision shave, and trim your ears and nose
  • UNLIMITED VERSATILITY, PROFESSIONAL PRECISION: the ProWheel features 40 length settings in 0.02” steps and ProLock to lock your selection for...
  • EASY, FAST, GENTLE: ProBlade is efficient in every stroke, even in tricky areas for great finishes and comfortable all-over body grooming

Our Test

We had the opportunity to test the Braun Series 9 in our studios: here is the report of our experience.

Preparation The trimmer arrives partially charged, but we preferred to bring it to a full charge before putting it to work. Other than that, the preparation was very simple: assembling and disassembling both the heads and combs is extremely easy, not requiring preliminary reading of the instructions.

Equally intuitive is the use of the dial for selecting the cutting length (if using the distance combs) and the locking lever to fix the comb in position. After doing all this, just turn on the trimmer and pass it over your face: as mentioned, the motor power adjusts automatically.

Shaving To shorten the beard, we chose to use just the bare head to cut as short as possible, while for the mustache, we used the detail head.

To trim a beard about 5 mm long, it took 2:10 minutes, while for the mustache cut, only a few seconds even with the smaller detail head. For the most homogeneous result possible, we then performed a second general pass with the ProBlade head.

The shave was fast, smooth, without snags, and pleasantly uniform from the first pass.

Braun series 9 9440 clipper guards being attached

Cleaning After use, we first removed the bulk of the cut hair with the provided brush, then rinsed the remainder under running water. We must say that the generous lubrication of the blades does not make it easy to remove all residues: the hair tends to stick to the grease, and some may remain even after the water pass. However, we are confident that this problem will diminish over time and with the thinning of the grease.

Final Score Table
Final Score: 8.7
CategoryScoreProgress
Blades and Cutting8.6
8.6
Power Supply9.5
9.5
Structure8.6
8.6
Functions and Maintenance8.2
8.2


User Feedback Summary

The Braun Series 9 BT9440 has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from users. They praise its precision and versatility in personal grooming, highlighting the ultra-sharp metal blades that ensure a uniform and effortless cut.

Users appreciate the adaptive AutoSensing motor, which adjusts power based on hair density for optimal performance on various hair types. The lithium battery’s impressive 180-minute autonomy and quick charge capabilities are also highly valued, making it ideal for travel and prolonged use.

The trimmer’s 100% waterproof design allows for easy cleaning and use in wet conditions, further enhancing its convenience. Some users noted the generous lubrication of the blades, which initially makes cleaning a bit challenging but is expected to improve over time.

Overall, users find the Braun Series 9 to be a powerful, precise, and durable trimmer, making it an excellent choice for anyone seeking high-quality personal grooming tools.

Sale
Braun All-in-One Style Kit Series 9 9440, 13-in-1 Trimmer for Men with Beard Trimmer, Body Trimmer for Manscaping, Hair Clippers & More, Sharpest Blade, 40 Length Settings,
  • THIS 13-IN-1 CURATED style kit meets all your needs: trim, detail, contour, fade, body groom, precision shave, and trim your ears and nose
  • UNLIMITED VERSATILITY, PROFESSIONAL PRECISION: the ProWheel features 40 length settings in 0.02” steps and ProLock to lock your selection for...
  • EASY, FAST, GENTLE: ProBlade is efficient in every stroke, even in tricky areas for great finishes and comfortable all-over body grooming

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Last update on 2024-07-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

AUTHOR

Hi I'm Vincent, the editor of this website. I consider male grooming as a lifestyle choice. If you're comfortable with letting mother nature take care of your looks, then that's cool, however for those of you who want to make sure they look their best, I provide guides and tips for your male grooming needs.

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