PLEASE... NO BASHING HERE. ***** For current 9500i and V1 owners ONLY comparison experience. *****
Just wondered if you guys have tested these 2 radar detectors lately against each others performance and what is your take regarding your experience as far as performance is concerned. Just want to get some sensus regarding it's performance with sensitivity. Here's mine.
V1 3.825 vs. 9500i
1. K band performance H Mode - i've experience that the V1's performance with K band is really good and tops the 9500i on this. History shows that even with the previous escort models, the V1 still rules in K band. Ramp up is slower with alert tones and the X50 is even better in this particular issue. As far as false alerts, the 9500i tops the V1 in this case.
2. Ka band performance H mode - I was able to compare the performance of both detectors in 35.5 ghz and 34.7 ghz. So far, the 9500i has always alerted me first in both frequencies. Ramp up alert is still a little slower than what i wanted - comparing it with the V1 and X50. As far as false alert in Ka band, again the 9500i top the V1. I only had 1 Ka false alert with the V1 and zippo with the 9500i since i started using both 02-18-07.
Note: Both radar detectors where on at the same time and i know very well it's not the right thing to do. The march GOL test should be a better basis for true radar detector performance.