Escort Passport 9500ix Review
Overview of the Escort Passport 9500ix
The main benefits of the Passport 9500ix are:
- 4-times the range of a police radar gun
- Easy to read LED display
- Clear digital voice alerts
Long Range Radar Detection
The Passport 9500ix is built on Escort’s M4 antenna design, which places the Passport in the Long Range Category, having 4 times the capture distance of a police radar gun.
The result is a detector that will provide ample warning of instant on K and Ka Radar miles away.
Because the Passport 9500ix’s uses somewhat dated DPS technology when compared to the newer Passport, the Passport Max and the Passport Max2, it does not have the filtering characteristics needed to block out false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in many new cars today.
Because of this we would recommend instead in investing in one of Escort's newer detectors.
Photo Enforcement Protection
Automated photo enforcement cameras and speed traps are everywhere today!
As a result Escort has equipped the Passport 9500ix with GPS technology and their Defender photo enforcement database, which will alert you as you approach one of these locations.
You can also add your own “hot spots” using the mark location feature.
Clear Digital Voice Alerts
The Passport 9500ix has clear voice alerts, providing you with the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.
High Definition LED Text Display
The Passport 9500ix displays radar alerts using the older text display. You have the choice of either having a blue or red display. The display is easy to read from any angle and the brightness level is adjustable.
Easy Advanced Programming
You can program your 9500ix by pressing the buttons on your detector or by using the Escort Live app on your smart phone if you have the optional Escort Live Module installed.
You can set the brightness of your display, program the radar bands used in your area, adjust the filtering options and more.
Escort Live Compatible
The Escort Passport 9500ix is Escort Live Compatible, allowing you to tap into the Escort Live community to receive real time alerts from other Escort and Beltronics users in your area by purchasing the Escort Live external interface.
Online Defender Database Updates
You can ensure that your 9500ix has the
latest database updates to protect you from new threats by simply connecting it to your computer's USB port and downloading the latest Defender database updates.
Warranty & Support
Your Passport comes with
Escort’s 1-year warranty and Radar Roy's 30-day no risk money back guarantee.
Also, because we have been an authorized Escort dealer since 1995, you’re pre-approved to purchase Escort’s extended 24 month extend warranty for only $29.95.
Here on RadarBusters Radar Roy has several articles in his help
guide section to assist you in getting the most out of your detector
How to Maximize the Use of your Radar Detector, How to Update Your Radar Detector, and Defensive Driving Tips for Radar Detector Users.
You’re also welcome to contact Radar Roy direct 24/7 by using the contact form on this website or calling our toll free number during normal business hours.
When accessorized with the proper motorcycle mount, external warning device, and weather protection the Passport 9500ix becomes a great detector for motorcycle use.
Motorcycle Mounting Systems: RadarBusters offers a variety of motorcycle radar detector and cell phone mounts by Techmount, which will fit virtually any motorcycle.
External Warning Device:
The 9500ix does have an external earphone jack, which you can plug into
your motorcycle sound system. However, we would recommend the
Legal Speeding HARD system, which is a wireless heads up display.
Weather Protection: There are several websites that sell “motorcycle radar detector boxes,”
but we don’t recommend them. Instead, go to your local CVS and buy a
child’s size shower cap. It’s cheaper and will protect your detector just
Your Passport 9500ix comes equipped with a travel case, windshield mount, 12 volt SmartCord, a quick reference guide, and a 1-year subscription to the Escort Defender database.
Optional accessories you may want to consider when purchasing your Escort Passport 9500ix are:
Escort Live External Module: Enables your Escort 9500ix to access the Escort Live community to share real time alerts with other radar detector users in your area.
BlendMount Mirror Mount: Enables the mounting of the Max2 to your rear view mirror.
Why Buy from RadarBusters?
Authorized Escort Dealer:
RadarBusters has been an authorized dealer for Escort since 1995, so
you can be assured that you detector is covered under Escort’s warranty
program and pre-approved for Escort’s 24 month extended warranty
Unlike the other radar detector review websites out there, Radar Roy is
a retired cop and certified traffic radar instructor with over 40 years
of experience and has his own arsenal of police radar and laser guns.
Luxury Automotive was so impressed with Roy’s high standards and
qualifications that they dubbed him the “General Schwarzkopf of radar
No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.
No Risk 30-Day money back guarantee: Don’t like your detector? Return it no questions asked!
Low Price Guarantee: By becoming a member of Radar Roy’s VIP Club you will receive his 90-day price match guarantee, ensuring that you will get the best price anywhere!
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Radar Roy Support: Have a problem or concern with your detector? Then email Radar Roy 24/7 and he will PERSONALLY get back with you typically within 12 hours or less!
Frequently Asked Questions About the Escort Passport 9500ix RED
Isn’t the Passport 9500ix the best radar detector?
used to be, but not any longer. Over the past several years’ car
manufactures have been installing adaptive cruise control sensors into
their cars and these devices operate on the same K-band frequency as the
police radar guns.
Because of this many older model radar
detectors such the 9500ix, the Escort Passport 8500 and even the
Valentine One are becoming worthless because of their inability to
filter out these false alerts.
To combat this issue Escort
developed new technology to filter these false alerts out and integrated
it into their newest radar detectors, the
, the Passport Max2
, the REDLiNE
and the Passport
.What is the Escort Passport 9500ix best price?
By becoming a member of our VIP club
you’ll be assured that you’re getting the best price for your radar
detector as we have member only discounts and special offers along with
our price match guarantee. If you find any authorized dealer selling any
of the products we offer on RadarBusters contact us and we will match
and even in some cases, beat their price.
Where can I find the Escort Passport 9500ix review and your other radar detector reviews?
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.Is the 9500ix the same detector as the Escort Passport 9500ci?
the Passport 9500ci is a remote mounted radar detector using Escort’s
M3 antenna design and the 9500ix utilizes the M4 antenna design. Because
of this the 9500ci has a capture rate of 8 times the distance of a
police radar gun, while the 9500ix has a 4 times capture rate.
Escort Passport 9500ix vs. Valentine 1, which detector is better?
We have our Escort and Valentine One
comparison guide here.
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)
Quantum Limited Video Receiver
Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes
280 LED Matrix/Text
Signal Strength Meter
5 Levels of Brightness Control
Auto Calibration Circuitry
Mute, AutoMute and SmartMute
12VDC, Negative Ground
Escort SmartCord® Included
Highway, Auto and Auto NoX
1.4" H x 2.90" W x 5.35" L