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Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016: The Top-Rated Radar Detectors

What are the best radar detectors on the market today for avoiding speeding tickets?

Updated: 12-31-2016 by Veil Guy

Top Rated Best Radar Detectors to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Top-Rated Best Radar Detectors to Avoid Speeding Tickets in 2016

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Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016 Introduction

To save you time, I’m providing a summary overview of each of the radar detectors that I am including in my list along with the pros and cons of each radar detector.

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Radar Detector Reviews: Top-Rated Radar Detectors 2016

Overall Best: Valentine 1 Radar Detector

Price $399.00 (+ $49.00 for optional Bluetooth module, app is free)

Valentine 1 Radar Detector - V1

Valentine 1 Radar Detector – V1

The Valentine 1 remains our top pick for the best radar detector in 2016.

For those not familiar with this detector, Mike Valentine used to work with Cincinnati Microwave and had a hand in the design of their original detector. Eventually, Valentine left the company to start his own manufacturing business and he and his small cadre of highly dedicated engineers offered their first radar detector in the early 90s. I purchased one the early models and was blown away by its capabilities. The detector was ahead of its time. It was the only detector that offered a front and read facing antenna, provided directional arrows that would point to the source of the threat.

Valentine’s philosophy then and now is that his detector will be the only one you will ever have to buy. He does this by offering updates, both in hardware and firmware, for nominal update fees, over the nearly 25 years of production. His detector is unique compared to every other piece of consumer electronics made, which is especially refreshing in an otherwise throw away society. The other remarkable thing about the Valentine 1 (of V1 for short), is that Valentine Research has help the pricing on their detector year after year.

Updates to the V1 do come slowly and methodically and this is by design. Valentine’s are always very refined and new features are thoroughly developed and are not released until ready. Valentine refrains from glitzy marketing terms and sometimes dubious “features.” It’s a low key detector driving by very serious detectors. It’s also a very technical detector, but for drivers looking for the most refined and capable detector, the Valentine stands above all others.

Valentine 1 (V1) Pros
  • Excellent sensitivity to a police radar bands (X-band, K-band, 33.8 & 34.7 & 35.5 Ka-band)
  • The very best in police laser detection
  • Exceptional quickness and ability to detection instant-on police radar
  • Directional arrows for maximum situational awareness
  • A bogey counter to inform you of how many detections there are and what band is the most important
  • Accurate and exceptional signal strength alerting both approaching and receding
  • Exceptional filtering from K-band collision avoidance systems (TMF/TMF2)
  • High level of construction quality both externally and internally
  • Can be Ka-band segmented for improved performance with optional Bluetooth module and smartphone app
  • Very reasonable price (relative to other manufacturers other top products)
Valentine 1 (V1) Cons
  • Does not include GPS to alert to photo enforcement locations (red light and speed cameras)
  • Difficult to program without optional Bluetooth module and smartphone app
  • X-band and K-band alert tones can sometime be difficult to discern
  • Limited auto-muting options
  • No frequency display of Ka-band radar (without Bluetooth module and smartphone app
Valentine 1 Radar Detector Review Summary

The V1 radar detector represents engineering that can be trusted and is my preferred detector for long-distance interstate highway driving.

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2nd Best: Escort Redline Radar Detector

Price $549.00 (+ $99.00 for optional Bluetooth module, app is free)

Escort Redline Radar Detector

Escort Redline Radar Detector

The Escort Redline is made in the same vein as the V1 in many ways. The Redline is a somewhat stripped down, extremely high performance radar detector that lacks the features of other Escort products and like the V1 comes into its element in both highways and rural driving. It’s sensitivity and limited filtering makes it not the most suited for city and extra urban driving.

The Redline is unique in that incorporates two antenna, but unlike the V1 which has one forward facing and one rear facing (for directional information), the Redline has two forward facing antenna one of which is specifically designed to maximize detection to X-band and the other for K and Ka-band.

As a result the Redline posts some of longest detections ever in a windshield mount detector and offers the highest levels of off-axis detection which can be especially useful for rural driving where curvy roads and radar absorbing foliage makes it even harder on a detector.

The Redline also provides very good laser detection. It’s not at the level of the V1, but it will be sufficient for most. The Redline can also be Ka-band segmented which can improve detections to Ka-band significantly. Finally this detector is undetectable to RDDs, meaning that it can be safely used in Virginia as well as by commercial truck drivers.

Escort Redline Pros
  • Superior sensitivity to a police radar bands (X-band, K-band, 33.8 & 34.7 & 35.5 Ka-band)
  • Very good detection of police laser
  • Exceptional quickness and ability to detection instant-on police radar
  • Can be Ka-band segmented for improved performance with optional Bluetooth module and smartphone app
  • Can display frequencies of police radar
  • Can not be detected by RDDs so this detector is appropriate for use in Virginia
  • High level of construction quality both externally and internally
Escort Redline Cons
  • Does not include GPS to alert to photo enforcement locations (red light and speed cameras)
  • Overly long trailing alerts which continue to sound even when radar or laser source is no longer detected
  • Only moderate ability to filter out from K-band collision avoidance systems
Escort Redline Radar Detector Review Summary

The highest level of radar detection yet seen in a windshield-mount detector and is most suited for highway and rural driving. It is one of the more expensive windshield-mount detectors available, but it’s worth it given its extreme performance.

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3rd Best: Escort Max 360 Radar Detector

Price $649.00

Escort Max 360 Radar Detector

Escort Max 360 Radar Detector

After years of denying the viability of using directional arrows (VR had a patent on the technology), Escort has given us a detector with just that–a front and rear facing antenna that provide arrows like the V1 has for nearly 26 years. But the Escort Max 360 is much more than a detector with arrows, it’s chock-full of features including built-in GPS; an industry leading photo enforcement database; built-in Bluetooth for easy pairing to your smartphone; and quick integration with Escort’s crowd-sourcing Escort Live! application.

The Escort Max 360 also utilizes what Escort calls a fully digital signal processing back-end with high levels of signal processing performance. Escort claims that this helps the Max 360 reject (ie; filter out) many K-band automotive collision avoidance systems that can wreak havoc on lessor detectors and it appears to come without much penalty in K-band detection performance–that can happen with less sophisticated detectors.

Unlike VR, however, it is not entirely uncommon to find that Escort products are released before they are fully refined. Fortunately, Escort provides a means to update the firmware (and photo enforcement database) by incorporating a connection to your PC or Mac. There have been five firmware revisions to this point from the time this detector was first introduced in late 2015.

The detector is not without its drawbacks, though. One, it is a very large detector, although its size does seem to diminish once mounted on the windshield. Two, the arrows are very slow to transition when passing a radar source and feels absolutely lethargic compared to the nimble valentine. Third, like all Escorts, the trailing alerts on this detector are far too long causing false alerts to last longer than they should and can blur the detections to approaching I/O radar. Fourth, while the Max 360 offers a four-color OLED display (compared to older LED types) and exceptional metering options, the display can be difficult to read in bright light conditions.

Overall though that Escort Max 360 is a very capable radar detector for drivers looking to have similar capabilities to the V1 but with all the nice-to-have features that the V1 lacks. Where the V1 has to be programmed to extract its maximum performance, the Max 360 can basically be driven right out of the box with its default settings. Despite its high price tag, the Max 360 is a big seller for Escort and clearly had shown that the market will support such an expensive windshield-mount detector.

Escort Max 360 Radar Detector Pros
  • Very good sensitivity to a police radar bands (X-band, K-band, 33.8 & 34.7 & 35.5 Ka-band)
  • Good detection of police laser
  • Exceptional quickness and ability to detection instant-on police radar
  • Directional arrows like the V1, but with different colors for easy band identification
  • Doesn’t require band segmentation to extract high performance of Ka-band detection
  • Most configurable metering system yet available
  • Can display actual frequencies of police radar
  • Built-in GPS for variable speed-sensitive sensitivity and photo enforcement database
  • USB Smartcord now comes standard
  • User updatable firmware and photo enforcement database.
Escort Max 360 Radar Detector Cons
  • Largest and heaviest detector yet
  • Multi-color OLED display can be hard to read at times in the daylight
  • All digital platform has yet to really prove that is more capable than conventional DSP
  • Construction quality (like buttons) have been somewhat varied (although have become more solid over time)
  • Overly long trailing alerts which continue to sound even when radar or laser source is no longer detected
  • Still missing the USB to mini-D cable which is required for connecting to your computer to update it
  • Most expensive dash mount detector
Escort Max 360 Radar Detector Review Summary

The Escort Max 360 is is an exceptional detector for a blend of highway and city driving. The 360 has the most features of any single detector yet. The 360 provides high levels of performance and filtering out of the box for drivers who don’t want to spend a lot of time programming their detector. The 360 is the equivalent of an ultra-high performance all-season radial and one that I wouldn’t hesitate driving with.

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4th Best: Escort iX Radar Detector

Price $499.00

Escort iX Radar Detector

Escort iX Radar Detector

The new Escort iX is Escort’s replacement to their outgoing Passport 9500ix–Escort’s best selling detector of all time. The Escort iX addresses most of the weaknesses that I found with the Passport iX. While not at the performance level of either the Redline or the Max 360, it’s pretty close, close enough that the iX is a great all-around detector for combined highway and city driving.

The Escort iX, proves that you don’t need the fancy “all-digital” signal processing that Escort offers in their Max series of radar detectors as it does an exceptional job of filtering out K-band falses that stem from automotive collision avoidance technology so prevalent on the roads today.

Like the Passport 9500ix, the new Escort iX incorporates built-in GPS–in fact their most capable yet. Quick GPS satellite connections and more accurate geopositioning happen as a result. As with all GPS detectors from Escort, the iX can alert to redlight and speed cameras with the use of its industry leading Defender database.

The Escort iX can be Ka-band segmented and is much quicker in responding and detecting instant-on police radar. This was a real limitation to the Passport 9500ix, it was sensitive, but it was also slow to respond. The Escort iX perfectly balances its sheer sensitivity with advanced filtering and signal rejection.

The iX also has improve sensitivity to police laser, a capability that I rate as very important. The 9500ix was below average in this regard and I’m pleased to see that the iX has address the 9500ix’s weakness.

The iX also incorporates a new sensitivity setting which is extremely useful for driving around town. This new setting is called AutoLoK and reduces the sensitivity of the iX to K-band. This is especially helpful when you are in the proximity of CVS and Walgreens that often set off K-band false alerts with other detectors.

One of the most novel features that the iX offers is a very quick release magnet mount which attaches to the top of the radar detector. This mount makes for very steady (bounce-free) connections to the windshield and instantly makes every other mount seem outdated.

Finally, the Escort iX is a properly constructed detector in the vein of the older Passport 8500 X50. Some of the more recent detectors from Escort have been of dubious construction quality. I’m pleased to report that the iX is very solidly constructed, sleek, and is properly proportioned.

Escort iX Radar Detector Pros
  • Great sensitivity to a police radar bands (X-band, K-band, 33.8 & 34.7 & 35.5 Ka-band)
  • Very good detection of police laser
  • Exceptional quickness and ability to detection instant-on police radar
  • Can be Ka-band segmented for improved performance
  • New AutoLoK sensitivity is a Godsend for driving around town
  • New IVT (K-band rejection filtering) does an exceptional job of filtering out these systems
  • Incorporates Bluetooth with Escort Live! integration
  • Most advanced GPS chipset yet in a radar detector provides excellent geolocation
  • Class-leading photo enforcement database
  • Can display frequencies of police radar
  • Awesome quick attach and release magnetic mount
  • USB Smartcord comes standard
  • Firmware and photo enforcement database can easily be updated at home
  • Sleek detector
  • High level of construction quality both externally and internally
Escort iX Radar Detector Cons
  • Multi-color OLED display difficult to read in bright lighting conditions
  • Overly long trailing alerts which continue to sound even when radar or laser source is no longer detected
  • Still missing the USB to mini-D cable which is required for connecting to your computer to update it
Escort iX Radar Detector Review Summary

This new Escort iX is the detector to drive with for both highway and city driving. It’s advanced filtering and sensitivity modes are some of the best to ever come out of Escort. This is my choice for a daily driver. Escort is calling this detector a “legend reborn.” I call it a new legend in the making, it’s that good.

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5th Best: Escort Passport X70 Radar Detector

Price $299.00

Escort Passport X70 Radar Detector

Escort Passport X70 Radar Detector

The Escort Passport 70 is Escort’s “entry-level” detector which essentially replaces their legendary Passport 8500 X50. The X70 is a solid detector. It provides very good sensitivity to all police radar as well as good laser sensitivity. The X70 is built in similar theme to the Passport Max and Max II radar detectors, which candidly haven’t been my favorites in construction design. The X70 includes a dual clear suction cup mounting bracket, which I actually prefer to the larger and more intrusive “sticky cup” designs that are appearing on Escort’s other detector.

Like the Escort iX and Escort Redline, the Passport X70 can also be segmented, but the performance gains are harder to notice in my opinion because the sheer sensitivity of this detector are not quite a the levels of the new iX and certainly the Redline. Still, it’s an always welcome feature.

Unlike the short-lived Escort Passport which did include Bluetooth, the Escort X70 does not requiring Escort’s SmartCord Live cord to give it the ability to interface with Escort Live! which also provides alerts to redl ight and speed camera photo enforcement locations.

Escort Passport X70 Radar Detector Pros
  • Good sensitivity to a police radar bands (X-band, K-band, 33.8 & 34.7 & 35.5 Ka-band)
  • Good detection of police laser
  • Good detection to instant-on police radar
  • Can be Ka-band segmented for improved performance
  • Can display frequencies of police radar
  • Sleek detector
  • Nice price point
Escort Passport X70 Radar Detector Cons
  • Multi-color OLED display difficult to read in bright lighting conditions
  • Overly long trailing alerts which continue to sound even when radar or laser source is no longer detected
  • Doesn’t have the latest signal rejection technology to filter out K-band collision avoidance systems
  • Apparent construction quality not as high as other detectors from Escort
Escort Passport X70 Radar Detector Review Summary

This Escort Passport X70 is a fine detector for those not looking to spend a lot on a radar detector and represents Escort’s entry level model. The X70 makes a good entry level detector for those looking at the Escort brand.

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6th Best: Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector

Price $499.00

Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector

Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector

Radenso is a new entrant into the U.S. market. This is a very small detector which packs very solid detections to K-band and particularly 34.7 Ka-band. Like the Escort Redline, the Radenso Pro SE incorporates an LNA (low noise amplifier) to improve detection performance.

Its detection performance in range and off-axis is in the realm of the extreme Escort Redline radar detector, nut unlike the Redline, the Radenso Pro SE comes with GPS and a photo enforcement database, and can by updated by the user at home with a computer. The Radenso Pro SE provide very good signal rejection of K-band automotive collision avoidance systems and yet appears to still detect instant-on K-band police radar very well.

Another interesting and unique feature to this Radenso is its ability to “notch” K-band which tightens up K-and closer to the center of police K-band radar of 24.150 Ghz. By tightening K-band, it can reduce detections to K-band sources like automotive systems that still operate on K-band but do so outside the margins of genuine police radar.

The Pro SE provides a host of interesting sensitivity modes including individual changes to each band for driving around town as well as speed sensitive sensitivity. This makes the Radenso Pro SE a very good detector for combined highway and city driving.

Where the Radenso falls short, however, is its ability to detect X-band and police laser are well below those of other detectors at this price point. Radenso clearly has made it their priority to focus on the radar bands that will most likely be encountered. X-band is seen in Ohio and New Jersey and on a limited basis in North Carolina, but not many other states use X-band any more, so for many drivers, this won’t present much of an issue.

Radenso stands by their products offering a full two year warranty on their detectors compared to the typical 12-month warranties of other manufacturers.

Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector Pros
  • Exceptional sensitivity to a K and Ka-band police radar bands, particularly 34.7 Ghz
  • Excellent filtering of K-band collision avoidance systems
  • Built-in GPS and photo enforcement database
  • K-band sweep can be narrowed to focus more on genuine K-band police radar
  • Many filtering options
  • Large display (for its size)
  • Very small package
  • Exceptional two-year warranty
  • Manufacturer is engaged with its customers
Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector Con
  • Display difficult to read in bright lighting conditions
  • Below average sensitivity to X-band and police laser at this price point
  • No rear laser sensor
  • Not much of a track record compared to the more established players
Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector Review Summary

Competition is a good thing and this new kid on the block is offering some compelling detectors with some new models on the way. While very popular with some in the enthusiast community, overall performance is not as well rounded as other detectors at this price point however for those seeking exceptional performance on K and K-band especially in such a small package, the Radenso Pro SE stands alone.

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7th Best: Whistler CR93

Street Price <$200

Whistler CR93 Radar Detector

The only difference between the Whistler CR93 and the Whistler CR88 is that the CR88 lacks GPS and a photo enforcement database for about $25 less in cost. Otherwise, performance is the same.

Whistler has been one of my favorite detector manufacturers for quite some time. While not providing the highest levels of all-around performance, no other detector manufacturer offers as much value. The Whistler CR93 takes the performance of their preceding model, the Whistler CR90, to a noticeably higher level and offers some novel filtering and muting capabilities.

Driving with this new detector it became very apparent that the Whistler CR93 provides higher sensitivity to both K-band Ka-band over their previous models. Expect 2-2.5dBs improvement, which amounts to about a 25%030% improvement in range, not insignificant.

Off-axis detections are also noticeably improved. When I shared my observations with Whistler’s engineering, they confirmed a redesigned antenna was indeed used in both the CR93 (and the non-GPS Whistler CR88 model).

Detection to police laser is also very very good. Whistlers are sold oversees and as such detection of police laser is a priority as many more difficult to detect police lasers are found abroad. Whistler is also unique in being able to display the pulse rates of police laser which is very helpful. Some Volvos and Infinitis use laser-based collision avoidance systems which transmit as very specific pulse rates. Whistler not only looks them out based on the frequency pulse counts but also allows you to mute out others that you come across.

Like other Whistlers, the CR93 is super quick at detecting instant-on radar and its alerting ramps are very good. Trailing alerts are also worth mention and are far more useful than those of Escort’s models.

Like the Pro series of detectors that have come before the CR series, Whistler’s are, in my opinion, technically similar to the V1, both in behavior and in the extensive programming that is available. The CR93 and CR88 can be very technical detectors for owners wishing to dig deep into the menu systems.

What’s new for the CR93 and CR88 is Whistler’s new filtering and muting system called FDSR (for field disturbance sensor rejection). When FDSR is enabled, the detector informs its owner that he or she is in close proximity to a vehicle that is using K-band radar as it collision avoidance system.

While many detectors can filter these systems out, the detectors can become “blind” to genuine police radar. Whistler now gives it owner the ability to be informed when this is happening. While Whistlers don’t employ digital signal processing (DSP) like the more expensive detectors from Escort, this is a pretty sophisticated accomplishment.

The photo enforcement database alerted to every redlight camera monitored intersection that I’ve encountered in my driving and like the more expensive detectors out there, also offers the ability to be updated at home. What’s even nicer is that Whistler includes a USB to mini-D cable for doing so, something that the more expensive detectors do not.

Whistler CR93 (Whistler CR88) Radar Detector Pros
  • Very good sensitivity to a K and Ka-band police radar bands
  • Very good detection of police laser
  • Exceptional quickness and ability to detection instant-on police radar
  • Very good alert ramp and useful trailing alerts
  • Can display frequency centers of police radar
  • Advanced FDSR filter to inform driver that K-band CAS systems are in close proximity and can impact performance
  • GPS photo enforcement database (Whistler CR93)
  • Use updateable at home
  • Very readable OLED display
Whistler CR93 Radar Detector Cons
  • Lacks DSP of higher-end detectors which can help with improving detection performance and signal rejection
  • X-band took a step backward in favor of K-band and Ka-band detection improvements
Whistler CR93 Radar Detector Review Summary

The most capable Whistler yet which provides very good performance with K, Ka-band, and police laser nearly as good as detectors costing twice as much. Novel filtering and muting features. Without question the best value going in the sub-200 dollar price category and a detector that I don’t hesitate driving with.

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8th Best: Whistler CR88

Whistler CR88 Radar Detector

Whistler CR88 Radar Detector

Whistler CR88 Radar Detector Review Summary

The Whistler CR88 is offers identical performance to the Whistler CR93. The only difference between the detectors is that the Whistler CR93 offers GPS and a photo enforcement database.

The new Whistler CR88 provides higher sensitivity to both K-band Ka-band over their previous models. Like the Whistler CR93, Expect 2-2.5dBs improvement, which amounts to about a 25-30% improvement in range, not an insignificant improvement over the outgoing Whistler CR85, the model that preceded the CR88.

While the performance is the same between the Whistler CR93 and the Whistler CR88, for the cost difference of about $30, my recommendation is to go with the CR93. You get a lot of value in the small increase in price as GPS capabilities in other detectors often run an additional $99. So for only $30 more, it’s a great deal.

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9th Best: Cobra DSP-9200BT

Cobra DSP 9200 BT Radar Detector

Cobra DSP 9200 BT Radar Detector

Cobra has been stepping up there game lately, first with the introduction of the Cobra SPX-7800BT and now the Cobra DSP 9200BT. This new detector is Cobra’s first to offer digital signal processing (DSP). DSP does indeed raise the level of performance of this detector to good. While not as advanced as detectors from Escort or Valentine, their performance is respectable. Detection to police laser, like other Cobra’s before it, is quite good.

The Cobra doesn’t handle as well the falsing that occurs from K-band collision avoidance systems as other detectors from Valentine, Escort, Beltronics, or even Whistler, but its reduced level of K-band sensitivity offsets this to some degree.

Cobra’s provide some of the best display in the business and the DSP 9200 BT is no exception. The display is bright, color, and readable in many lighting conditions.

The Cobra DSP 9200 BT is also one of the very smallest radar detectors ever produced and handling it makes every other detector seem unnecessarily large by comparison. Construction quality is high and the detector’s button feel is one of the very best in the industry.

The one thing that was initially hurting this detector was not its performance, but its pricing. I believed the Cobra was priced too high, placing it in the mid-range of Escort’s products and equal to the V1. It was simply outclassed by these other detectors at this price point. Fortunately, Cobra did make a price reduction and put it more in line with where it should be on pricing.

This Cobra also incorporates built-in bluetooth enabling the detector to pair with your smartphone. Similar to Escort, Cobra provides an app, called iRadar which provides a photo enforcement database with it as well as give you the ability to make changes to the detector’s settings.

Cobra DSP 9200 BT Pros
  • Cobra best sensitivity to date on Ka-band and respectable sensitivity to K-band
  • Very good sensitivity to police laser
  • Built-in bluetooth for use of Cobra’s iRadar photo enforcement database
  • Improved dynamic range which allows the Cobra to better alert to the severity of approaching threats
  • Fabulous colorful OLED display
  • Smallest form factor in a detector yet
  • Nicely constructed with excellent tactile feel to its menu buttons
Cobra DSP 9200 BT Cons
  • DSP not as sophisticated at Escort’s or Valentine’s
  • Below average sensitivity to X-band
  • Filtering to K-band collision avoidance systems not as effective as other models in this ratings guide
Cobra DSP 9200 BT Radar Detector Review Summary

Cobra used to be the butt of many a joke when it came to their radar detectors. No longer is Cobra a laughing matter; this new detector is quite respectable and their best yet to date.

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Conclusion

While this list is no means a complete list of detectors available, it includes what I consider are the stand-outs in the dash-mount category. Honorable mentions go to the Uniden DRF-7 (a detector I’m still in the process of reviewing); the Adaptiv TPX, which is a good performing detector designed for motorcycle use; the Escort Solo S3 which is a cordless detector, and the soon to be released Radenso XP.

To be clear, there is no “bad” detector in this list and the fact of the matter is that most detectors today are much better than they used to be even five years ago. As speed enforcement technology has improved, so have the detectors designed to detect them. One could also argue the the V1 and Redline could swap positions and I can accept this. I believe though that the V1 does more things right than the Redline and that is why it’s my top pick.

I have driven with all of these detectors at one point or another and at speeds that would make most drivers blush. You really can’t go wrong with any of them. It really comes down to priorities, budget, and the areas you drive.

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