Yes.. I gave in and bought one even tho I dislike Escort from my past experience with them, and only because I spent way under 500, It was on sale for $475 at best buy, along with the 10% off coupon and the 10 dollars off because it was not ready when I got there, so $418 plus tax I couldnt pass
Anyways, I been driving around with a 9500ix for a couple days now and I must say this is a 300% improvement over the 9500i.
Both of my 9500i radar detectors were very bad and I will explain.
True-lock, was bad, it locked out real threats numerous times, proven over and over again.
Auto-mute was bad, hard to get it to work. you had to have the volume very low in order to try mute it.
I was losing GPS signal 10 plus times on daily bases.
Auto-Volume was not working at all period.
The red light locations alerts were annoying as hell, I would get them up to 5500 feet driving in parallel to the location.
Range wise was not impressive at all either.
my V1 would alert 5 to 20 seconds ahead (when I ran them together and separate)
The new 9500ix experience:
True-lock, I haven't seen any real threats right now this one will take time to test.
Auto-mute works perfect.
I haven't lost GPS signal once, in 2 trips to phoenix already.
Auto-Volume works correctly.
Range.. its up to par with my V1, pretty amazing I might add, on the highway it alerted me with Ka band 30 seconds prior to the V1!!
I went back past the LEO 3 times, once with the V1 on, once with the ix and once with both on and I got the same results.
The auto-lock will do just fine for me, being in a town that I know pretty much all of the false locations.
I have one complain, and I am sure it will be fixed.
Its the short range alert for the red light cameras.
I am almost up on the intersection when it tells me you have reached your mark location.
I would like at least 1/4 if not 1/2 mile warning.
I guess the ix is a finished 9500i,
now.... if it only had arrows