Product Comparison: Braun Silk-Epil 5 (SE5185) vs Braun Silk-Epil 7 (SE7181)


General Specifications
Brand
Braun
Braun
Model
Silk Epil 5 (SE5185)
Silk-Epil 7 (SE7181)
Origin
Germany
Germany
About the Product
Braun Silk-épil 5 power epilator. Non-stop power for non-stop smoothness. Efficient even on the shortest hairs for weeks of smooth skin.
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.
Key Specs
Number of Speeds
2
2
Anesthesia Technology
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Braun Silk-Epil 5 (SE5185) Electric Hair Removal Epilator for Women
  • I do like the light that illuminates where you are about to go over, and that it has two speed levels- the higher one is nice for general leg area and the lower level for more painful areas.
  • It has 2 speeds--and reviews recommend only using the slower speed and going a little slow on your skin so hairs have the chance to be pulled at the root.
  • This is my first venture into the world of epilation but I've been using this item for a few months now. Quality-wise, it seems well built and I've had no problems with it.
  • This one is very efficient, catching even the little bitty hairs just starting to grow back in.
  • This is my third epilator in about 20 yrs and I just love them. The hair grows back so slowly and so fine.
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.
Size & Weight
Height
7.8 in.
7.8 in.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
White/Rose
White/Rose
Width
2.6 in.
2.6 in.
Depth
2.6 in.
2.6 in.
Weight
38.4 oz.
30 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Braun Silk-Epil 5 (SE5185) Electric Hair Removal Epilator for Women
  • The size and the angle of the machine make it very confortable to handle.
  • The 5 is very light weight and easy to handle--and the electric cord does not get in the way.
  • Nice packaging, comes apart easily for cleaning, light weight, very easy to use.
  • It seems as though all the new styles had the light and pretty much they all had the new longer body. I think they look beautiful, but in my opinion this unit is a little big.
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.
Features
Operation Mode
Dry
Wet and dry
Power Source
Corded
Cordless
Extras
Close-Grip Technology, High Frequency Massage system, Pivoting Head, SoftLift Tips
Speed Personalization, SoftLift Tips, Pivoting Head, Smartlight, Close-Grip Technology, High-Frequency Massage
Operating Time
40 min.
Charging Time
60 hr.
What customers say about "Features"
Braun Silk-Epil 5 (SE5185) Electric Hair Removal Epilator for Women
  • The smart light is amazing and I am glad I picked Braun for it! I looked at a lot of websites and stores for this product, and Amazon had the best price with free shipping.
  • Also the light on it is not helpful to me. If I try to look around on my leg to see where I want to go next, I cannot see as well due the light highlighting only the part right in front of the head. My old braun has no light and I prefer that.
  • I do like the light that illuminates where you are about to go over, and that it has two speed levels- the higher one is nice for general leg area and the lower level for more painful areas.
  • The 5 series is wonderful because it has the swivel head feature and light--which you really want no matter what.
  • The cool pack and the build-in light are additional features which are very practical for warm weather and limited lightening conditions.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, EAC
CE, EAC
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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