Escort 9500ix VS Beltronics GX65
Which is better? Read and learn. I bought both the Escort 9500ix and Beltronics GX65 for a week, the dashboard, the comparison of the real world. They are both sold by the same company and they offer day money back guarantee 30 I thought, what the hell ..... I will try next to each other. These units are mounted both on the same level of the window of my truck.
I read all the reviews I could get my hands on and have reduced these two radar detectors. The Escort 9500ix and Beltronics GX65 models are presented as units with the new "GPS" party assembled the most sensitive window.
DISPLAY-Both units have the ability as low, medium, light, dark and automatically. The Escort 9500ix has blue lights. The bottom of the unit is black, but glows blue around the numbers, to the point of tilting the display a little. At night it is easier to read. The Beltronics GX65 has red lights with a pure black background. The GX65 display is crystal clear, day or night. Advantage Beltronics GX65. Meaning - Moderate.
CORD-While sitting behind the wheel, the Escort 9500ix cord plugs into the left side of the detection unit. The Beltronics GX65 cord plugs into the right side. Dependent. Implementation of your vehicle, especially the location of your FOOD, it could make a big difference Both detectors have a dark display mode, where the screen completely black (for use at night, so that other drivers can not see your detector). When using dark mode, the only thing is the light at the end of the power cord where it plugs into the power supply. The device is still solid, but only you will be able to see the light on the power supply. Very clever idea! Advantage neither. It depends on the location of your diet. Meaning - Moderate
SIZE and keys - two units of about the same size, but I personally prefer the shape and button layout of the Beltronics GX65. Importance - low
WINDOW MOUNT - Both the 9500ix and GX65 use the exact same materials of the window. For a radar detector expensive $ 500 dollars, I think the mounts are very cheesy. Superior to my old mount on my $ 79 Whistler was the support of the window. Enter the two units on the window while driving. This is due to the design of the frame. The parent company has to improve this window mount in my opinion. Meaning - Moderate
GPS ability to "lock-out" - Both devices have the ability to "lock" any false signal. If you know that the sensor detects a false signal, all you have to do is press a button three times and locks permanently wrong signal. This is an absolutely fantastic feature. Both detectors are also able to warn you about red light cameras, speed camera. There is also a nice progression. You can manually set the detector to warn you about any known speed trap in your area. Very practical! The only negative point is GPS while driving on the highway and drive at an intersection with a red light camera. The detector is triggered, even if you're not going through the light. This is the only drawback I have found on the GPS system. Meaning - VERY HIGH
AUTO LEARN - This feature is only on the 9500ix. You drive a false signal 3 times and the 9500ix will automatically lock the signal continuously. For any proactive person (most people who buy a radar detector!) This function is not so important. If I get hit by a false signal, I immediately block. Why should I wait before driving 3 times? It only takes three shots of a button. On the other hand, for someone who is electronically challenged, this feature could be a lifesaver. With this feature, theoretically, after a few weeks of training, you should be able to move around your home, you never touch your detector and all false signals will be locked out. Therefore, no more false alarms, warnings, only the police! Advantage: Escort 9500ix. Meaning - Moderate
Sensitivity - This area is the most important of all. Comments and tests I've read online, showed the 9500ix as something more sensitive to Ka, K band and laser It is only a few hundred meters, but it could be the difference between a speeding ticket or not.
These results are not scientific, but in all cases I've seen, the 9500ix radar picked the right font for a second to a few seconds faster on the GX65. This really is the main reason why I decided to keep the Escort Passport 9500ix. In my opinion (and the scientific results up), the sensitivity of the 9500ix is superior to the GX65. Advantage: Escort Passport 9500ix. Meaning - Crucial.
The winner and better detector where it is most important .................. the Escort Passport 9500ix. I shipped the Beltronics GX65 back for a full refund.