Ok, I've had my 9500i for 3 days now. My previous detector was a V1, and I've been using my wife's RX65 while I was awaiting my 9500i.
First, The Bad-
I have one complaint on the 9500i, some might think itís stupid. The power cord plugs into the left side of the detector, I personally would prefer it on the right. I think it would just be easier on the cord management. I prefer my detector closer towards the driver's view, vs the center of the windshield.
Now the Good-
Bottom line, This detector is silent!!! I have yet to come across a LEO yet, however, there are a few area's in my neighborhood that will false X band. In auto mode, I get no alerts. I have to have it in Highway mode to get a hit.
The overall functions on this detector are excellent. The use of the detector to show your vehicle speed is really nice, and dead on accurate. I basically use it as a heads up display.
The voice...... I love it!!! Its female and she's HOT!!! Just kidding. Itís very usable and not annoying or distracting.
All the functions on the detector are easily accessed. The detector also will allow you to turn off bands, if you choose. Example: don't need x band, turn it off.
The display on the detector is easy to see in all light conditions. The speaker on the unit also works very well. If you come across a false signal, locking it out is as easy as pressing the mute button 3 times.
Marking locations is just as easy and a nice feature for speed traps, etc.
Now, I have yet to come across an actual LEO, I will post results when this happens. I will say, I lost faith in my V1. From signals being J'd out and from what I believe weak KA band reporting.... I wanted something new, and Escort has come through with a great radar.
Future test will prove this detector, but from a user stand point, this unit is excellent. Well done ESCORT!!!