So, I'm nearing the end of my 30 day return window for my X50 Blue.
It's a keeper.
As an all around daily driver unit, for a person who spends 95% of their time in congested urban areas, I've found through personal experience and use that it is a better unit than my V1. The loss of the arrows is a tough cross to bear as it really is nice to have the source pointed out and to see it go by. The V1 easily falses 10x more than the X50 though, so for my personal use and tolerance it's just not worth it. The X50 is an excellent unit that seems to me, in real world driving, to be better at alerting to K and Ka than the V1. Not by much, but enough to be a noticeable difference. The X50 alerted to laser just fine and also has excellent pickup from a rear source.
I'm not bashing the V1 nor do I have any "hard" proof with measured distances, etc....just my personal opinion, from a 3 year V1 user who has used an X50 over the last 30 days on my usual routes. The X50 just "seems" to be better....and falses ALOT less. The V1 is still an excellent unit and a great choice for anyone considering a high end detector. As a matter of fact, I have one for sale.... :wink:
Any of the big 3 are fine and really it boils down to personal opinion. For me, it's now the X50.