Hi guys, I'm in a bind and can't make up my mind on which one. I was searching around and found the site below
So I ended up picking the BEL Vector 955 for $169+tax = $180. Now a friend of mine is selling his original Escort Passport 8500, not the X50, for $200. In great condition and came with everything too.Best value.
The Bel Vector 955 is the surprise hit in its price class. Although it is missing some convenience features like a carrying case and the ability to integrate with Bel's laser jammers, reviews say detection rates for X-, K-, and Ka-band (in all three frequencies and in POP mode) ranks only slightly below the more expensive Escort Passport 8500 X50 and Valentine One. In radar-detector reviews, it easily beats similarly priced competition from Whistler and Cobra.
Now I know the original one doesn't have the POP mode and some other added features that the new X50 does. The BEL 955 does have these features. I just want to know what you guys recommend.
I tried to find a comparison between the original Escort 8500 and the new BEL 955, but I can't seem to find a good source since most reviews are for the new Escort 8500 X50
Now my question is, should I return my BEL 955 and pick up the Escort 8500 or should I just keep the BEL 955?
And in terms of range, which one of the 2 is better, the outdated Escort 8500 or the new BEL 955? My budget is only $200