I've been a customer of Shavers.co.uk for over 12 years now and wouldn't go anywhere else, the advice provided is second to none as is, of course, the service. So having had 4-5 Panasonic units and a Braun thrown in for good measure (as I seek the best ever shaving machine) I took a break a grew a beard for 18 months. After deciding to start to shave again I took my LV95 out of retirement, a great shaver indeed, but the LV9Q caught my eye, after a long series of discussions with Luke "The Guru" Gisby at Shavers HQ, I decided to upgrade up to the LV9Q. OK so the LV95 is no chump, so was it worth the upgrade, in a word YES. It is just that teeny bit better, the units are very similar, slight differences with the foil patterns and of course the gold coloured rollers, the head floats a bit more but nothing too drasticly away from the 95. The cleaning units are much the same, but I feel that the 9Q unit seems to be more exact at what it's doing. So down to grass roots, whats the shave like? The shave is close, I would say closer than the 95 by a fraction, the shave is far more comfortable than the 95, speed of a shave between the two is negligible to be completely honest. Where the 9Q wins is this, when it misses whiskers it doesn't miss them a second pass!! It's also softer on the skin so for sensitive skin it's a godsend. Long review but worth it, upgrade with confidence!
Took a couple of weeks to adapt to it, but now it is great. I use it dry as wet shaving irritated by skin despite trying different sensitive creams and gels.
I have had many shavers over the years but never a panasonic, i can honestly say hand on heart this is the best one I have ever had, it shaves as close as a wet shaver using it dry (i haven't tried it wet yet) it seems a lot of money but it's worth every penny and I would highly recommend it