Cobra ESD-7400 Radar Detector Review
Updated: October 3, 2010
Top Reasons to Consider the Cobra ESD-7400 Radar Detector
- None that I can recommend, save your money until you can buy a radar detector that will save your but!
Potential Issues with the Bel Cobra ESD-7400
- My chief complaint with most of Cobra’s radar detectors are false alerts and the ESD-7400 will drive you nuts!
- Range and sensitivity is about below average in a detector in this price range, a third of what you would expect from a higher end Beltronics or Escort model. Save another $150.00 and get the Bel V955
- One of my chief complaints with Cobra has always been their outrageous claims of detecting more bands then there are currently utilized for police radar and laser, in this case 14! Face it Cobra there are only three radar bands used in the US, one laser band and if you include the European Ku band that only makes five bands!
My Bottom Line Recommendation for the Cobra ESD-7400
Based upon my 20 years in law enforcement as a certified police radar instructor and 15 years being involved in the speed counter measurement industry, I would classify the XRS-9550GG as no buy!
There several detectors in this same class from Whistler in my opinion that are better performing units as far as radar detection. However my opinion in this case is NOT backed up by other reviews and feedback made by other automotive publications and happy Cobra ESD-7400 users that you will find online, a few of which are published at the end of this article.
If you support my quest as being an independent reviewer of the radar detector industry and wish to support me in my journey, please do me one favor, consider purchasing it at Radarbusters.com. As an affiliate and I earn a commission from them if you do make a purchase from them utilizing the links within this website that offsets my costs and time and supports my cause.
If you have any further comments or suggestions please contact me or use the comment box at the bottom of this article.
Also if you found this article helpful in anyway please consider pressing the Facebook like button and sharing it with your friends.