Let’s do a quick review.
First, I hope we made it clear that when it comes to foil vs rotary shavers, there’s no clear cut winner. There are too many specific products, and too many personal experiences and opinions which contradict any theories regarding which are better.
Some people only like one type, and others like both. End of discussion.
After clearing that up we did what everyone should do: analyze two specific products side by side, rather than debate over broad categories.
The first main difference was in the design of the shaving head. The Braun’s design makes having the cleaning station a bit of a necessity in my opinion. You can clean the shaver manually but in the long run I think it’s worth getting the cleaning station.
The SensoTouch 3D shavers can be cleaned manually pretty well so there’s always the option of just getting the razor by itself and saving a bit of money. In this case the 1250x is recommended.
The actual cleaning stations both perform really well and after using both systems for quite some time, I can’t tell if one cleans better than the other. The Braun shaver does come out smelling much fresher though.
When I compared the shaving performance of each shaver, I personally found that the Braun produced a better shave. They both work very well, however I enjoyed the process a bit more with the Braun.
At the end of the day I think you will like both. Based on my personal experience I would recommend the Braun Series 7 first, however there are many positive reviews on the SensoTouch 3D so it’s certainly a close call.
Whatever model you do choose, I hope you get good results!