This detector is very impressive for the price. I had a V1 but I couldn't deal with the falses through the city anymore. Not to mention my gf hated it with a passion. It had great detection though.
I then decided on the 9500ix. And I was in heaven. Super quiet with great detection. Well it didn't take long for that baby to get jacked by the gf after she saw how quiet it was in the city. I was just like whatever I'll just get another one. That was 2 days ago.
I haven't got around to ordering one yet. But I was in Walmart tonight looking around in the automotive section at the cobras and snickering to myself that some sucker was going to purchase one of those turds. And then it hit me that some of you guys reported the xtr695 in Walmart. And sure enough there was the last one sitting all by itself. I quickly snatched it and headed to my car and installed it on the spot. Once I fired it up it sounded like a game of laser tag. Pretty neat.
Anyways the gf shows up and she to get a few things in wally world. So I wait for her while playing with my new toy. Finally she was finished and wanted to grab a bite to eat. I said ok and we head towards the highway. Sure enough I can't enjoy my new toy in peace the phone rings. I love her to death but sometimes I just want to be left alone.
So while were on the phone she follows me in her car to the highway. I merge onto the highway and get over a lane and she pulls up beside me and jokingly said lets race. As soon as she said that the XTR-695 lit up ka 33.8. And I heard the 9500ix was silent for at least 1-2 seconds after the xtr-695 went off. I could not believe it that the XTR-695 alerted first. After the first ka alert I watched the odometer and it was 1.4 miles before we passed the leo sitting in the median. It was dark out so I couldn't tell exactly who it was.
I was absolutely amazed how the XTR-695 performed. I though for sure that was just a fluke thing. But there are k band speed signs by my house and the XTR-695 alerts a solid 20-30 feet ahead of the 9500ix. This kband sign is on the opposite side of the road with big trees all down the median up to the sign. And all my escorts have struggled at this spot. 2 x50s and 9500ix. I don't know why either.
Maybe my XTR-695 is just on the higher end of manufacturer variance. And my 9500ix is on the lower end. I don't know and I don't care. They are both great.
All I can say is this Whistler is a keeper. This baby will defintaely see more action on my winshield.
Sorry for the long story.