Rated 5 out of 5 by Anand Excellent detector
Excellent detector. I use it primarily on back roads and highways. Very quiet detector and when it triggers an alarm, it is real. K and Ka bands are detected with very good range. Haven't encountered laser where I live so can't comment. Standard cups are flimsy but the big suction cup sold separately works well. Along with Waze, it is very helpful to be aware of when you are being monitored.
June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by scorp2 Great Detector!
I use it to go to work twenty miles Monday thru Friday and it has always saved me from speeding tickets. I also go to Dallas which is five hours from where I live every three weeks and it has saved me multiple times! The false radar auto learn is a great feature too as it stores false radar signals. Easy to use as you can use it right out of the box and don't really have to change any settings.
April 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Power User Too Sensitive for city driving
Been using Escort products for 30+ years....constant false alarms in city makes it useless there... Good on highway.
March 30, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by I like speed I'd go without before I bought another of these.
I bought a 8500 X50 in 2008 and can't count the times it has saved me. Every two weeks for the last 6 years I drive 600 to or from work. plus 100 miles a day at work and 500-1000 miles on my days off. two years ago I bought the 9500 xi to upgrade from the X50. in the 6 years I had the old one I got ZERO tickets. the first drive to work with the 9500 Xi I got 2 tickets and another on the way home. I switched back to the X50 and have been pulled over once with it. but that was my fault it worked perfect. Put the 9500 in the girlfriends car and she go lulled over the first time she used it. it is sittin in the junk drawer.
March 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thrlskr Totally satisfied with the 9500xi
The best radar detector i have ever used
March 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by D-Man We never leave home without it!
I bought my 9500ix way back in May 2010. Not until Jan 2016 did I do it's first update for Firmware and Defender database (forgot to register it when I bought it). I gave it to my Wife a few years ago, and she loved it (still does) and after it's first update, it's even Quieter in town where she does most of her driving. She's really impressed with it, especially when she comes across the "your speed is" signs around town, it stays quiet after it learns it's a false alarm and locks out those signals. The 9500ix also has Great range, picking up LEO's 1.5-3 miles away in the city and 2-5 in the open highway. We take various road trips away from deep south Texas (to CA, AZ and FL), and this unit has saved us many, many times. I can't imagine having anything else with us, except maybe the New MAX 360, which i'd like to try. I highly recommend using this for everyday city or highway driving. You won't be disappointed!!
January 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by AMG girl Didn't work
I received this radar detector as a holiday gift because I have always wanted one. On my very first highway drive I came around a bend and the trooper got me. No warning whatsoever. Unfortunately, I felt untouchable with my new radar detector but sadly I was wrong. When I called customer service to question its accuracy, they told me that around bends and on hills it's not very reliable. What's the use of having a detector in that case? I would love to return it if possible.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highflights I compaired against the Max 360 and new S3
My brother got a Max 360 and the S3 and ask me to test, The S3 was dead and to be returned. The max 360 likes: the display and Bluetooth for my smartphone. Dislike: the large size, many false X alarms, cost. I have 2 9500ixs. the 9500 is as sensitive as the 360. Both work with my VR1 Lazar shiftier and smartphone. Buy the 9500ix and save yourself the money. I've been a customer since the mid 80's with Cincinnati Micro.
December 2, 2015