Cobra XRS 9470 Review

*Review updated at July 6, 2017

With Xtreme Range Superheterodyne technology, Cobra XRS 9470 provides total protection with its compact size which is power packed with POP Mode radar gun detection and high performance level.

Cobra XRS 9470 Xtreme Range Superheterodyne’s super-fast sweep circuitry provides added detection range and the best possible warning indication to all radar/laser guns that are currently be in use across major parts of the United States and Canada, including POP Mode (Super-fast) Instant-on Radar guns.

Inside the box: We purchased a brand new piece for the sake of this Cobra XRS 9470 Review, the box comes with one whole set of Radar Detector, Suction-Cup Mount Wind sheild Bracket Kit, Coiled Power Cord, and a manual documentation.

This radar detector is stupid easy to understand and the only thing you need is common sense, this fact made this Cobra XRS 9470 Review very fun and easy.

Cobra XRS 9470 Features Review:

Pop Mode Radar Gun Detection – It helps detecting the latest Radar Gun Pop (Super-fast Instant-On) Mode.

IntelliMute – It has relative speed capacity that can sense the auto-mute system to effectively eliminate the entire false alerts.

Voice Alert – With specific band voice annunciation, it clearly annunciate the signals that are being detected, hence help you in a great way to hit on the road.cobra xrs 9470 review image

Laser Eye – The laser of the Cobra provided us 360˚ detection of any laser signals which made our life much easier while we issued this Cobra XRS 9470 review. It simply means is that it can detect signal from front and rear of the vehicle.

It also has other features such as Ultra bright Data Display, Tone Alert, Signal Strength Meter, Laser Eye, IntelliMute/IntelliMute Pro, VG-2/Spectre Radar Detector-Detectors, Safety Alert, Auto/Manual Mute, Dim Modes, City/Highway Filtering Modes, and Ku-band detection.


Measures 0.31 LBS (141.00 g) in weight, 4.15″ (106.00 mm) in height, 2.83″ (72.00 mm) in width and 1.33″ (34.00 mm) in length.

All of the Cobra XRS radar detectors series has the normal range of detection which is of approximately 2 miles and that on a flat and open landscape. The range will diminutive if there are any hills and curves or other raised parts that to block the signal. Hence, you will receive full alert, and so you can take immediate action of slowing down your vehicle, but be careful at the law enforcement officer, wherein he may be just around the corner or on the other side of the hill.

Radar & Laser Detection: We tested many type of signals in this Cobra XRS 9470 Review including radar signals (X, K, Ka and Ku bands, with signal strength indicated), laser signals, safety alert signals, VG-2 signals and Spectre I & IV+ signals. It is also capable of detecting radar guns with “instant-on” speed monitoring capabilities. Besides detecting signals, you also have the option to show which signals are being detected.

While running the Cobra XRS 9470 Review we got it with factory settings as X Band and K Band On, Ku Band was off. According to this review and top reviews on the media, the benefit of reducing false alerts is an indeed big feature and it displays only what the radar is set to display.

Pros and Cons found in our Cobra XRS 9470 Review:


  • Easy usage
  • Ability to detect 14 signals
  • Stealth mode from radar detector detectors
  • Quick and far detection
  • Value for money
  • UltraBright display for easy reading and setting
  • City/Highway modes
  • One year warranty


  • Minimal/No GPS
  • Minimal/No red light camera and speed camera database
  • No online community / smartphone app for instant updates
  • Minimal/No over speed alert
  • Very sensitive and picks up everything
Cobra XRS9470 Voice Alert 14 Band Radar/Laser Detector with 360 Degree Protection and Ultra Bright Data Display

Cobra XRS 9470 Review
8 Total Score

User Rating: 3 (11 votes)