I enjoyed my Braun 5409 but the S3 (3000S) is really a step up! The quality & workmanship are consistent but the S3 is much quieter & has the added attraction of the extended head protector which prevents it from accidentally being turned on in my suitcase while travelling. I once almost missed my flight when that happened with my Remington while going through security! Very clever design!
DISAPPOINTED!! Thought because Braun was considered a very well made product, I thought I would try it. Not good! Doesn't trim hair as it should, having to go over SEVERAL times on same area. Also, can't figure out how to clean product. Instructions not very clear.