I just purchased my 9500ix (first radar detector) today and installed it fairly quickly so I could use it on my way home. I set it to auto and let it go. I was quite surprised leaving work as we have motion sensitive doors and it never went off (I thought it was broken). On the highway it alerted to a few x bands (stores along the road) and quickly quieted them (Guessing this is Auto Mute) and one K band which beeped, then shut up. I'm guessing here was the fact I was at 30mph then stopped.
With music in the background all was fine but when I muted it I could hear faint rattling. My windshield is pretty steep and the only way I could get it to be straight was using the last mount notch resting it against the window. The suspension is pretty rough, not much give and the roads aren't that great either. I did notice the mount was a little bit on an angle, may have to bend it back but is this something typical? It is also right in the middle of the wind shield.
I saw a few velcro/rubber sticker fixes or a nylon piece but the complaints were all against the X50.
Do you think I mounted it wrong? Also how badly does auto mute affect the volume. Is it a complete mute or just a less loud one. Seems almost silly if it alerts you for a few seconds then stops. Is it generally accepted to keep it in Highway mode with auto-learn on? The manual doesn't state when full sensitivity is reached on Auto mode.
Sorry for all the questions. Any additional advice would be appreciated. I was originally contemplating the V1 but my work discount on this 9500ix was just too much to pass up. So far I really like it Just hope to stop the rattle