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Amazon listed this as "a newer version" of one they sold, and which I was considering. I decided to take a chance. There are actually too-many options for my use. I basically use the same trim depth and the nose/ear hair cutter. But I like the feel of the machine, and how it performs. I would have liked trimmer attachment that would allow a bit longer beard length than the 7 mm. one, but have come to like the newer and shorter length. ON/OFF switch is located where it can easily be activated and shut off the trimmer while you are using it. Not a deal-breaker by any means One just has to pay attention to how one holds it when in use, or... push ON again. Some reviews have stated that the plastic attachments are flimsy. In my opinion, this is not the case. If needed - say in 10 or 15 years - I would purchase another one from Philips, assuming I make it to 85.
This is a massive improvement over the previous multigrooms in terms of build quality. The thing has HEFT and feels quality. However, you lose out in user experience in the following ways:
> No adjustable beard comb. Can't buy more combs. Big downgrade. I knew this already, but it still sucks. The big issue is going in increments. I'll probably have to buy a cheap beard trimmer on the side. > The power button is poorly situated. It's really easy to accidentally click especially when removing heads. You get use to it though so you can avoid it > The foil seems to perform slightly worse than the previous one. The same goes for the precision trimmer, but well, the precision trimmer is better for reasons I mention below.
But now for positives > The main metal trimmer performs really well, it's a definite improvement > Again, build quality overall, it feels heavy, but still nice to hold, aside from the power button > Even though the precision trimmer has worse performance, it being very narrow makes it GREAT to trim/clean up/shape around the chin area on your beard. Also useful for trimming your stache but you could use the main trimmer for that as well. > Battery life is INSANE. I've had it for 1.5 months, use it every other day and haven't charged it yet
I bought a Braun BT 5065 initially because of the lack of adjustable comb but ended up returning it and getting this instead.
So far so good, well see how durability is over time compared to the previous generation (which for me consistently died in 2 years from the same cause)
PS: If you don't care about the foil, get the 5000 series and save half the price
This is by far the best body trimmer/razor beard trimmer I have ever bought. Very good quality and it feels nice in your hands. The blades are very sharp but you can get to the very sensitive areas of your body. I’m a male and I can trim in all the down under parts quickly and without pulling the hairs. I usually don’t make reviews but I have bought many of these trimmers and they have all sucked compared to this one. I would put this trimmer on it’s own level. Definitely professional style trimmer
Vraiment le meilleur clipper que j'ai eu.. solide, silencieux.. à peu près la moitié du bruit de mon Braun série 7, la batterie dure ridiculement longtemps et les différents morceaux inclus pratiques.. il ne manque rien. Je voulais de la qualité et c'est ce que j'ai trouvé, très heureux de cet achat.
Really the best clipper I've ever had.. strong, silent.. about half noise compared to my Braun 7 series , battery lasts forever and all included attachments are very usefull. Nothing is missing. I wanted quality and that's what I got, highly satisfied of my purshase.
So far so good! So many attachments it can be overwhelming at first, but there are a few YouTube videos to help you if you get stuck. The trimmers are good and feel sharp, the guards are labelled and coloured so you shouldn't get mixed up. I have done a 5 o clock shadow with compliments and grown a small beard at 5mm with compliments too, I've yet to grow anything longer yet. There is absolutely no pulling or pain. I've used the body attachments and it was excellent and last night I used the hair clippers to do the back and sides and it glided through. The foil attachment and precision trimmer are vital to this kit.
So far I've used it in total about 3 hours. Battery is still going. The only negative thing I can possibly say is last night cutting my hair I turned it off 3 times so I had to reposition my hand. I don't think that's a design flaw, it maybe is my awkwardness. This thing is sturdy. Recommend
Absolutely LOVE Philips clippers, never had issues and batteries last quite a while before requiring charge. Upgraded from the 5000 series and have zero regrets. The amount of pieces that come with this set have completely replaced ALL hair clipping tools I previously used, and that is a big plus when travelling. My ONLY complaint is the power button placement, when cutting your hair it's very easy to push it and get hair caught in the machine. It can be avoided with more use and practice, so i'm still giving it 5 stars.