Product Comparison: Braun Silk-Epil 7 (SE7181) vs Braun Silk-Epil 9 (SE9-579)

General Specifications
Silk-Epil 7 (SE7181)
Silk-epil 9 (SE9-579)
About the Product
Because short is still too long, the Braun Silk-épil 7181 epilator has been expertly engineered to remove even the shortest, finest hairs - right down to 0.5-mm long. Before epilation, the included pre-epilation wipes prepare your skin for the most comfortable epilation. Then, the 40 tweezers that define its close-grip technology ensure superior performance and the most thorough hair removal. The most efficient wet and dry epilator Braun produces, the 7181’s cordless performance means it can be used dry or in the bath or shower for the gentlest epilation. All this to deliver nothing less than the best short-hair removal experience from Braun.
Braun Silk-épil 9. Our fastest and most precise epilation ever.* With 40% wider head* and MicroGrip tweezer technology. *vs other Braun epilators
Key Specs
Number of Speeds
Anesthesia Technology
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Braun Silk-Epil 7 (SE7181) Wet & Dry Epilator
  • Just charge it up, turn on the switch and it spins up to speed.
  • Who on this earth decided that it was a good idea to basically put a bagillion tweezers together into a small hand held device that goes round and round while plucking at your hairs at two speeds, FAST AND HOLY HELL FASTER.
  • I had it on slow speed at first with the cute little roller head with the beads, and away I went.
  • Finally, it has two speeds: Low (or "tolerable" as I would call it), and High (or "don't even go there," as I would call it).
  • Speed which is not as fast as it's supposed to be when you use it for over 20 minutes.
Braun Silk-Epil 9 (SE9-579) Wet & Dry Cordless Electric Hair Removal Epilator
  • While it doesn't boast having the most tweezers, it's actually a perfect balance of speed and minimizing the pain.
  • Not painful at all! I have never used an epilator and was able to go with basic head on top speed on the first try.
  • This one lasts better! I know that the battery life is claimed to be the same, but I find this one does not drain within 20 minutes on high speed and I am able to do both legs completely!!!
  • The motor is very powerful, and the head is wide which speeds up the not so present act of epilating.
  • Best thing I ever bought for myself. My last epilator from "Braun" lasted 14 years actually it is still working but not up to speed [ motor was getting tired ;) ].
Size & Weight
7.8 in.
10.2 in.
2.6 in.
3.7 in.
2.6 in.
3.7 in.
30 oz.
25.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Braun Silk-Epil 7 (SE7181) Wet & Dry Epilator
  • It's probably too much to ask the manufacturers to design it with accent colors other THAN PINK. Gah, so girly. Why not GREEN?
  • Packaging was great, color was great, everything was there
  • Comfortable. It doesn't feel the plucking in my legs at all. My previous Remington hurt and kept grabbing my skin.
  • Comfortable, easy to use, removes leg hair well. Little light is good for spotting those stray hairs.
  • The model is also travel friendly, even the charger is petite enough not to be annoying in a carry-on.
Braun Silk-Epil 9 (SE9-579) Wet & Dry Cordless Electric Hair Removal Epilator
  • The clipper attachment that comes with this is also really quality, I have been using it to get an even cut on my downstairs and the small size is perfect for that area.
  • As you can see in the pictures my twenty year old Braun came in a similarly sized pouch but their the similarity ends.
  • It is a nice size. I love the light on it so i can see every single hair.
  • The charge lasts long enough for my legs and bikini! Plus it’s light weight. Love this.
  • This item is low weight and it is easy for her to handle (she is 85 years old and hates a mustache, but hates epilators even more) and she uses it daily.
Operation Mode
Wet and dry
Wet and dry
Operating Time
40 min.
40 min.
Charging Time
60 hr.
60 hr.
Power Source
Speed Personalization, SoftLift Tips, Pivoting Head, Smartlight, Close-Grip Technology, High-Frequency Massage
Extra wide head, MicroGrip tweezer technology, High Frequency Massage system, Pivoting Head
What customers say about "Features"
Braun Silk-Epil 7 (SE7181) Wet & Dry Epilator
  • The built in light is fabulous, you can see the little light colored hairs you normally would not see.
  • So I did a lot of research before finally finding this epilator, which has all of the features I was wanting!
  • The wet feature is absoulutely useless, and because of it the unit will not work if it is plugged in.
  • The light is a great feature - you can see every single hair when depilating. I love the cordless feature as well.
  • The epilation heads all attach and release in the same manner, and the pivoting feature on this model is due to a somewhat spring-like metal bar that is attached to the rear of the base epilation head's barrel, and not the epilator body itself.
Braun Silk-Epil 9 (SE9-579) Wet & Dry Cordless Electric Hair Removal Epilator
  • The wet/dry feature makes your first time going over virgin skin a lot easier, bc epilating in a warm bubble bath causes a fraction of the pain of dry epilating.
  • The LED, rollers, and waterproof features have made me use this so much more regularly than my old epilator. So glad I caved and bought this one! One person found this helpful
  • Like the wet & dry feature as well as the extra wide head.
  • Easy to use. Looks great. Love all the features, such as the facial brush.
  • Efficient and relatively painless. Has a lot of great features. Definitely worth every penny!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
139.99 $

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