Comparing the Escort 9500ix and the Escort Redline radar detector.
Well in doing any research you will always see two radar detectors that almost share the spot for the best radar detector. They are also priced the same so this confuses everyone and its a daily question as to which one of these radar detectors is better. The answer however can change depending on the persons need for a radar detector.
Here are some of the differences.
The Escort 9500ix has an internal GPS antenna and the Redline does not. The GPS antenna in the Escort 9500ix is used to give you advance notification of red light cameras and fixed speed cameras. It can also be used for the detector to mark and ignore false alerts by memorizing your GPS location and the frequency of the false alert.
None of those functions are available on the Redline but what the Redline does offer is different antenna which is a dual antenna and it offers better performance. When we say better performance it means you will have more time to react when an alert goes off.
The Escort Redline also is invisible to RDD's (Radar Detector Detectors) and if you travel through areas where radar detectors are banned (Virginia or Washington DC and certain provinces in Canada) they can not detect the presence of your radar detector if you forget to turn it off.
So normally we would say if you mostly drive on the highway or travel through banned areas then the Redline would give you better performance and would be the better choice. If you drive mostly in the city you will definately benefit more from having the GPS functions of the 9500ix making it much more quiet in the city.
Until recently there was not a way to get the best of both worlds but if you have a smartphone (Android or Apple) there is now a way to get the best of both worlds. You could go with the Escort Redline and add Escort's new Escort Live product.
Escort live is a special Smart-cord with a built in Bluetooth adapter which connects your Escort Redline to your Smartphone. The Escort Live app which is available on both the Android or Apple platform will give you the fixed speed camera and red light camera alerts using the GPS from your Smartphone. You can also using the Escort Live app mark and ignore false alerts on your Escort Redline.
There are also many other benefits to Escort Live but this comparison is only to discuss the difference of the Escort 9500ix and the Escort Redline. View the Escort Live product page if you want more information on all the features of Escort Live.