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    Default cobra pro 9780 vs. whislter pro 73

    I'm on a budget, so does anyone have any idea on how the Cobra Pro 9780 is compared to the Whislter Pro 73... Which one would be better?? I know,, i would like to go with the X50 but can't!!!! THANKS

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    No doubt out of those two go with the Whistler. Cobra's are terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by army
    No doubt out of those two go with the Whistler. Cobra's are terrible.
    Is there anything better than Whistler Pro 73 in the same PRICE RANGE??

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    Have heard good things about the Whistler Pro 58 as well. The Pro 73 has a few more options I belive but of the two I would do the 73 nothing at all against the 58 just a personal preference on what I like.

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    Default low budget machines

    Before you buy either, check out the bel units in that price range. They are definitely superior. IMHO

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    Bel Vector 895 is a very good detector for the features and the money. It did very well as SML this year. Whistlers are alright too, but definitely stay away from Cobra. I used to own a Cobra, and I became enraged by how much better my RX65 performed. My experience with Cobra is that Ka band alert = cop in sight and my speed already locked.

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    The only difference between the Pro58 and Pr073 is the voice alert on the Pro73.
    Performance is the same.

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    im in kinda the same boat you are, but im trying to decide if the whistler is enough of a detector for me or if i need to shell out the cash for an x50, another detector you might want to check out is the vector 995, i was all ready to buy one until sml 2005 showed it didn't detect ka pop which ruled it out for me because pop is used in my area, but if that isnt a concern for you the 995 is amazing for the money

    find out whats used heavily where you'll be driving, for me low power ka stalker radar is what i have to battle with, and the whistlers ka isn't perfect, so thats the only reason why one isnt sitting on my dash right now, but if you deal with mostly k and the more detectable ka band radar guns than i would say not much can beat the whistler,

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    The only thing about Bel is,,, i own a Pro-55,,, I'm not happy with it at all,,, i feel it was a total waste of money,,, So i'm scared of trying another Bel detector. The Bel Pro-55 gives a lot of false alarms,and doesn't pick up until i'm right on top of the Cops. So wouldn't all Bels be similar??

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    The newer detectors are far better in all brands about falses. Bel is a good detector. Same can be said for the Escort, Valentine, Whistler. Just stay away from the Cobra. The Whistler is a great detector if you are on a buget the filtering may not be as good as the Bel, Escort, and Valentine but they cost a little more. I know its a hard decision

    Steve

 

 

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