ESCORT PASSPORT 9500ix

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PASSPORT 9500ix
$349.95

Artificial Intelligence Protection

AutoLearn uses our patented GPS technology to automatically "learn" (by exact location and frequency) each radar signal and determines if it's a real threat. The result is the most accurate long-range protection in the industry and a permanent solution to false alarms. You drive. It learns. End of story. Nothing could be easier.

Compatible With ESCORT Live!

PASSPORT 9500ix is compatible with ESCORT Live, our award-winning app and exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts.

Optional SmartCord® Live for $39.95 with detector purchase. Download the app for free.

SpeedAlert™

The PASSPORT 9500ix radar detector provides all the information you need to make an intelligent decision during each and every alert. The radar or laser band, signal strength, and now your vehicle speed are displayed during an alert to help you make the best possible decision.

Traffic Sensor Rejection

The PASSPORT 9500ix includes our proprietary Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software to eliminate false alerts.

DEFENDER® Database

We've addressed the increasing number of "safety" cameras installed throughout the U.S. and Canada, by shipping each 9500ix pre-loaded with thousands of red light and fixed-position speed cameras stored in its memory. As you approach these locations, the 9500ix will alert you in advance, you can even add your own "hot spots" using our exclusive Mark Location feature.

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Web Ready

Simply go online to download our Detector Tools program, connect the 9500ix to either a PC or Mac with an active internet connection and then download the most up to date locations. You can even back up your data or update the detector's operating software, (firmware), if needed. The database is updated weekly, and Escort provides 90 days of downloadable updates for free.

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Variable Speed Sensitivity

Our patented GPS technology allows the detector to provide alerts based on what the vehicle is actually doing. At highway speeds you need the best long range sensitivity you can get. At slower speeds, the sensitivity can be adjusted to further reduce unneeded alerts, especially when you're not at risk. We've even changed the actual alert to a short double-tone when your vehicle is moving less than 20 mph.

Operating Bands

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Radar Receiver / Detector Type

  • Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

GPS Receiver

  • SiRFstar III

Display Type

  • 280 LED Matrix/Text
  • SpeedAlert
  • Bar Graph
  • ExpertMeter
  • SpecDisplay

Programmable Features

  • Power-On Indication
  • SpeedAlert (On/Off)
  • AutoLearn (On/Off)
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • AutoMute (On/Off)
  • AutoPower (On/Off)
  • Units (English/Metric)
  • Voice (On/Off)
  • Dark Mode
  • Radar/Laser Bands
  • Markers
  • 5 Levels of Brightness Control

Auto Calibration Circuitry

Mute, AutoMute and SmartMute

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • Escort SmartCord® Included

Sensitivity Control

  • Highway, Auto and Auto No X

Compact Size

  • 1.4" H x 2.90" W x 5.35" L
What is the difference between the red and blue display?
There is no difference in the performance or features. Some customers prefer the brilliant blue display, and others prefer the traditional red display.
What is included with the ix?
The Passport 9500ix comes complete with a travel case, quick release window mount, coiled SmartCord®, Quick Reference Guide, a 90 day free trial period for weekly Defender updates, one year warranty and 30 day money back trial period.
Athermic windshields may impact performance.
"Athermic" windshields have a metallic coating which will severely impact a radar detector's performance. Most have small areas to mount detectors and GPS nav units. GPS signals will also be blocked by this coating.
What is AutoLearn?
Autolearn uses the GPS feature to identify sources of false radar and memorizes location and frequency of each radar signal. Our AutoLearn software then compares signals received over time and eliminates audio alerts for non-police sources. The display will identify that a signal is present but no audio alert will be sounded. If a new source of radar or laser appears in the area you will receive a full audio and visual alert.
Will AutoLearn block out true police signals?
No. The sophisticated software will prevent automatically blocking out true police signals.
What is the Defender database?
Defender is a database of North American red light and fixed speed camera locations that can be updated weekly from our site. After the 90 day trial period a subscription is required to keep the Passport's Defender database current. https://www.escortradar.com/store/software-subscription-accessories/
What is the USB port for?
The Passport 9500ix is web ready and the USB port can connect to a PC for software downloads and Defender updates.
Is it the most sensitive model available? vs. Redline, vs. X50, vs. iQ
The Redline is the most sensitive dash model available on the market but it does not have the GPS features of the Passport 9500ix. The Passport 8500 X50 Black, the Passport iQ and the Passport 9500ix have similar radar and laser performance, but again, the 8500 X50 does not include the GPS features. The Passport iQ combines radar/laser detection and a full GPS navigation system in one convenient model.
What is Variable Speed Sensitivity?
We recognize if you are driving at slower rates of speed that you do not need full sensitivity. The Passport 9500ix is able to increase sensitivity as your traveling speed increases.
Can it be used overseas?
We do not monitor frequencies used overseas, but many customers travel abroad with their PASSPORT.
How do you Mark a location?
To mark a particular location, press the "MRK" button. The display will read: "Mark?" Press the "MRK" button again to assign a label to it. There are four (4) labels: Red Light, Speed Camera, Speed Trap and Other. To scroll through the labels, simply press the volume (+) or (-) buttons until you reach the desired label. Once you've selected the label, press the "MRK" button again to confirm.
How do you block a false alert?
To lockout a false alert, (X, K or Laser only) press the mute button three (3) times, (either on the detector or the SmartCord®) during the alert. Pressing the mute button the first time will silence the audio. Pressing it a second time will generate a prompt on the display that will read: "Lockout?" Press it a third time to confirm that you want to lock this signal out by location and frequency. A "Stored" message will be displayed.
What is Expert Mode?
Expert Mode will show you up to 8 radar signals at the same time and will show relative signal strength and associated Band of each signal.
Where are they illegal?
Radar detectors are completely legal to use in non-commercial vehicles in 49 states. Virginia and Washington D.C. are the only places in the United States that currently ban radar detectors. Radar detector use in commercial vehicles has been prohibited in the U.S. since 1995 and radar detectors are also illegal in most Canadian provinces. We do not track detector regulations in other countries.
What is the warranty period?
All our products ordered factory direct come with a full one-year factory warranty. We also offer an Extended Service Plan on select models that will provide two additional years of warranty for $29.95.
I have GPS in my car. Why do I need it in my detector?
The GPS feature is not used for navigation. The Passport 9500ix allows you to Mark locations of interest, Block false radar and laser alerts, tracks vehicle speed in real-time, and allows sensitivity based on the vehicle speed.
Why do I have to pay for updates?
Due to the increasing use of red light and fixed speed cameras in the US, the locations and operation status of these devices change all the time. This database is collected from a number of sources. There is a very small annual charge for customers that want to keep the Defender database current for camera threats. https://www.escortradar.com/store/software-subscription-accessories/
What is the Defender Database memory capability in the 9500ix? Will it run out of space?
The Passport 9500ix has more than enough memory to hold all your locations as well as the camera locations used in the US.

Still Have Questions? Call 800-964-3138

Important:

A Windows Version of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database Updates, Detector Software Updates and Defender Updates for the PASSPORT Max, PASSPORT 9500ix, PASSPORT 9500i, PASSPORT 9500ci, and PASSPORT SC55. Computer must have an active Internet connection. (Operating on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 only.)

A Mac Version of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database Updates, Detector Software Updates and Defender Updates for the PASSPORT MAX, PASSPORT 9500ix and PASSPORT 9500ci. Computer must have an active Internet connection.

The Passport SC55, Passport 9500i and Passport 9500ix require an USB A to Mini USB cable (USB printer cable required for Passport 9500ci) not included with detector - before you can install location database updates and detector software updates.

Not intended for use outside North America.
For products designed for use overseas, please use the following link to find the International Distributor closest to you other than the U.S.
http://www.escortradar.com/dealer-locator.php#international

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EscortPassport 9500ix Blue
 
4.7

(based on 205 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (162)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sensitivity (9)
  • Clear alert (8)
  • Easy to mount (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Great features (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (10)
  • Rural navigation (7)
  • Urban navigation (6)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gearhead (6), Practical (6), Commuter (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Made My V1 Obsolete

I had been a V1 user since its debut in 1994, but had been using it less and less because of its extreme propensity to false. It came to the point that I began...Read complete review

I had been a V1 user since its debut in 1994, but had been using it less and less because of its extreme propensity to false. It came to the point that I began ignoring alerts because it falsed so much.

When the 9500ix came out in 2009 I decided to order one and try it out during the 30 day trial period. At first I thought the thing was defective it was so quiet. However, after taking it on a long grueling twelve hour trip I discovered that was not the case. It has exceptional range on K band and both Ka bands used in my state and as far as I can tell I get the same range as my V1, just without the falses. Off axis is excellent. Once I was on the Parkway and picked up radar the rangers were running a good ways back. When I finally came upon the source it was between two sharp curves and they were parked down a side road. That really impressed me.

The auto and manual lock outs work great and as advertised.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent Detector/Upgrades - Very Poor Windshield Mount!

Excellent Detector - Great Update System... however
I purchased the $30.00 Super Cup for my new 9500ix- the suction cup stem stretched, and then broke OFF the mount... maybe...Read complete review

Excellent Detector - Great Update System... however
I purchased the $30.00 Super Cup for my new 9500ix- the suction cup stem stretched, and then broke OFF the mount... maybe a bad one so I buy another Super Cup... this is one's suction cup is now stretched, and ready to snap.
I just called Customer Support. After a $60.00 investment, time and frustration; the most she offered was free shipping ($5.00) for another $30.00 "special mount"- ie. a Sticky Mount.

I'm sorry, that's NOT standing behind your product.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Do not count on its detection ability

By Abby

from Tennessee

Pros

    Cons

    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

      Have used Escort products for many years. Purchased the Passport 9500IX last year and overall the product does seem to give alerts on a regular basis. However was clocked by laser for speeding on the highway and no alert was given at all. Customer service told me that the product was unable to detect laser if it was pinpointed exactly on the license plate and did not bounce off any other surface. Driving in traffic on a busy interstate, it does seem difficult to believe that the laser could be pinpointed with such accuracy, but either that is a possibility or the radar detector is not really accurate in detecting laser. While I understand that either could be true, I am going to assume that this product is not accurate since other detectors have not resulted in lack of signal. So unfortunately would not recommend this product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Detector!

      By scorp2

      from Midland, TX

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Clear Alert
      • Durable
      • Good Sensitivity

      Cons

      • Sticky cup wears out to quick

      Best Uses

      • Highway Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

      I use it to go to work twenty miles Monday thru Friday and it has always saved me from speeding tickets. I also go to Dallas which is five hours from where I live every three weeks and it has saved me multiple times! The false radar auto learn is a great feature too as it stores false radar signals. Easy to use as you can use it right out of the box and don't really have to change any settings.

      • Age:
      • 25-34
      • Daily mileage:
      • 41-60
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Sports car
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 1
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Too Sensitive for city driving

      By Power User

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Easy To Mount

      Cons

      • Gives False Reads
      • Not Adjustable

      Best Uses

      • Highway Driving
      • Rural Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

      Been using Escort products for 30+ years....constant false alarms in city makes it useless there... Good on highway.

      • Age:
      • 35-44
      • Daily mileage:
      • 41-60
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • SUV
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 3
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
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      (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I'd go without before I bought another of these.

      By I like speed

      from wyoming

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Easy To Mount

      Cons

      • Inaccurate

      Best Uses

        Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

        I bought a 8500 X50 in 2008 and can't count the times it has saved me. Every two weeks for the last 6 years I drive 600 to or from work. plus 100 miles a day at work and 500-1000 miles on my days off. two years ago I bought the 9500 xi to upgrade from the X50. in the 6 years I had the old one I got ZERO tickets. the first drive to work with the 9500 Xi I got 2 tickets and another on the way home. I switched back to the X50 and have been pulled over once with it. but that was my fault it worked perfect. Put the 9500 in the girlfriends car and she go lulled over the first time she used it. it is sittin in the junk drawer.

        • Age:
        • 45-54
        • Daily mileage:
        • Over 60
        • Primary vehicle:
        • Truck
        • Vehicles owned:
        • 2
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Die Hard Escort/Cincinnati Microwave buyer

        By JackTheRealtor

        from Northern Illinois

        About Me Gearhead

        Pros

        • Clear Alert
        • Easy To Mount
        • Good Sensitivity
        • Neat Features or Extras
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • City Driving
          • Highway Driving
          • Larger Cars
          • Rural Driving
          • Small Cars

          Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

          I am a person who does not like flying and thus, drive on most trips. We do trips to Florida from the Chicago area a few times a year and this is the best detector I've ever had. BEL stunk and under preformed and I have been nothing but happy with my Passport (solid aluminum beast years ago) and my battery operated passport years later and then this 9500iX. I have kept my subscription for updates in place and plan to continue it. When I first bought it, it was after a trip to and from Florida and my son and I noted "wow, we didn't encounter ANY radar alerts all trip"...the BEL went to "hel" and croaked whilst providing an "active" detector light. I ordered the 9500iX and immediately did the update and the next trip to Florida this little 9500iX chanted "Speed Trap" and sure enough, the county mounty was in the median looking to ruin someone's trip-but NOT ours thanks to Escort! The only issue I have with my unit/genre is perhaps no longer an issue, it uses the older style mini "non USB" type plug IN the detector and I'm used to the "standard" type mini-USB's but that's a minor gripe. I love the mute button on the cigar lighter plug and extra alert lights on it and the coiled cord is as Escort always provides, very high quality. I'm still, believe it or not, on my first set of suction cups and they hold ok still. I think I'd rather if the unit was encased in aluminum for more ruggedness but so far she's doing fine.

          • Age:
          • 45-54
          • Daily mileage:
          • 11-20
          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Primary vehicle:
          • Luxury sedan
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 5 or more
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
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          5.0

          Totally satisfied with the 9500xi

          By Thrlskr

          from Sacto., cathe

          Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

          The best radar detector i have ever used

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Excellent Detector/Upgrades - Very Poor Windshield Mount!

          By Jim

          from North Canton, Ohio

          About Me Practical, Responsible/ Personal Integrity

          Pros

          • Clear Alert
          • Easy To Mount
          • Good Sensitivity
          • Neat Features or Extras

          Cons

          • 2 Super Cup suction cups Have Broken OFF Mounts!
          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

          • City Driving
          • Highway Driving

          Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

          Excellent Detector - Great Update System... however
          I purchased the $30.00 Super Cup for my new 9500ix- the suction cup stem stretched, and then broke OFF the mount... maybe a bad one so I buy another Super Cup... this is one's suction cup is now stretched, and ready to snap.
          I just called Customer Support. After a $60.00 investment, time and frustration; the most she offered was free shipping ($5.00) for another $30.00 "special mount"- ie. a Sticky Mount.

          I'm sorry, that's NOT standing behind your product.

          • Age:
          • 55-64
          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Primary vehicle:
          • Luxury sedan
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 2
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          We never leave home without it!

          By D-Man

          from McAllen, TX

          About Me Commuter, Road Warrior

          Pros

          • Clear Alert
          • Durable
          • Good Sensitivity
          • Great features
          • Neat Features or Extras
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • City Driving
            • Highway Driving
            • Rural Driving

            Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

            I bought my 9500ix way back in May 2010. Not until Jan 2016 did I do it's first update for Firmware and Defender database (forgot to register it when I bought it). I gave it to my Wife a few years ago, and she loved it (still does) and after it's first update, it's even Quieter in town where she does most of her driving. She's really impressed with it, especially when she comes across the "your speed is" signs around town, it stays quiet after it learns it's a false alarm and locks out those signals. The 9500ix also has Great range, picking up LEO's 1.5-3 miles away in the city and 2-5 in the open highway. We take various road trips away from deep south Texas (to CA, AZ and FL), and this unit has saved us many, many times. I can't imagine having anything else with us, except maybe the New MAX 360, which i'd like to try. I highly recommend using this for everyday city or highway driving. You won't be disappointed!!

            • Age:
            • 45-54
            • Daily mileage:
            • 21-40
            • Gender:
            • Male
            • Primary vehicle:
            • SUV
            • Vehicles owned:
            • 2
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
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            (7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't work

            By AMG girl

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Practical

            Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

            I received this radar detector as a holiday gift because I have always wanted one. On my very first highway drive I came around a bend and the trooper got me. No warning whatsoever. Unfortunately, I felt untouchable with my new radar detector but sadly I was wrong. When I called customer service to question its accuracy, they told me that around bends and on hills it's not very reliable. What's the use of having a detector in that case? I would love to return it if possible.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
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            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I compaired against the Max 360 and new S3

            By Highflights

            from WNC, NC

            About Me Gearhead

            Pros

            • Clear Alert
            • Good Sensitivity

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • City Driving
              • Highway Driving
              • Rural Driving

              Comments about Escort Passport 9500ix Blue:

              My brother got a Max 360 and the S3 and ask me to test, The S3 was dead and to be returned. The max 360 likes: the display and Bluetooth for my smartphone. Dislike: the large size, many false X alarms, cost.
              I have 2 9500ixs. the 9500 is as sensitive as the 360. Both work with my VR1 Lazar shiftier and smartphone. Buy the 9500ix and save yourself the money. I've been a customer since the mid 80's with Cincinnati Micro.

              • Daily mileage:
              • 41-60
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Sports car
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 5 or more
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
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