Sorry for the long post I just need help deciding on which detector is best for me. I figured I'd stop here since I'm sure a lot of you guys have tested various RD.
I don't know who all saw my introduction but I am planning to buy a radar detector soon. In theory most of my driving will be in the suburbs with grocery stores and different places that will possibly cause a false alert. However I do not live in the heart of the city most of my driving will be consisting of city highways (not interstates) as well as main roadways with moderate traffic and some stores around. I keep going between a few detectors and I'm not sure which one to get, I have my eye on the 9500ix, valentine 1 and redline. Mainly what I'm going for is something that isn't going to have false alerts and is also going to give me the best distance of alerting to real threats such as k band keep in mind its been a long time since I've been around a RD so I'm not sure how bad false alerts are nowadays with the newer RD. I have been watching reviews on youtube and it seems like the 9500ix response to alerts is delayed more than the v1 and redline? So much so that it seems scary close and only gives you about a second to react. I was initially going to go with the 9500ix due to the auto lockout feature since I will be near automatic doors a lot and other things that emit radio frequencies. However after looking at the redline I'm starting to consider that a lot more. Is the redline a good detector for "city" driving? I will also be up in the mountains quite frequently as the weather gets nicer I went up there last weekend and saw about 5 cops all of which were using speed traps up in around the bends of the road. So I also would want something that will work good for that type of drive as well. Sorry for the long post.