Headhunter PulsePrice: $700
Based on 10 reviews
Head Hunter Pulse
Wisely, they have changed their advertising on this count. These units are waterproof, which means you can hunt in the rain, or get splashed by a wave at the beach, or even drop them in the water and you should be fine. But do not take these units diving or keep them underwater for prolonged periods. They will leak eventually.
As for the Pulse, it is an amazing PI detector. It comes with either an 8" or 11" coil which are replaceable, but choose your first coil carefully as they are very expensive to replace. The 11" coil will go deeper but is harder to pinpoint with. I found the 8" coil gave me all the depth I would ever want and pinpointing was easy.
The Detectorpro Pulse also has an exterior volume control. That is a great feature to have which most PI detectors do not offer. You can set the volume for your particular environmental needs at that particular site and for that particular day and you don't have to open the control box to change it, as you do with most PI detectors.
Like all other PI detectors, it will not discriminate metal but hit on everything it comes across, from hair pins to gold rings. You will dig it all, which some people will get frustrated by in trashy areas or in areas with concentrations of iron flakes.
You must understand this PI detector is very sensitive to small targets, including gold, but it will sound off on tiny junk also. It just goes with the territory.
I will add that the coil is the most solidly built coil I have ever seen and should last a long time. The shaft is very sturdy and did not wobble in the slightest. And I cannot emphasize enough the light weight of this unit. Having everything built into the headphones did not weigh down my head at all and I was able to swing it all day without any fatigue. It is a first rate PI detector.
Scott from Central Florida
The one I bought leaked on the second dive. After having it repaired it leaked on its next dive.
None of the above dives were below 5 meters or 16ft
Good detector on dry land but terrible underwater.
Diarmuid Byrne from Ireland
The unit using the 11” coil is more unstable and requires a reduction in frequency or increase in pulse delay to make the unit useable almost to the point of losing sensitivity to small gold. It responds to the slightest change in saltwater depth, falsing loud with a wave and then a loss of threshold after it passes. Extreme coil control and slow sweep speed is key as the factory set SAT is slow. The larger coil is more difficult to pinpoint with. On the beach in the wet sand it will detect targets extremely deep, very comparable in depth to the dual field. (Three Stars).
The unit I purchased is rated to a depth of 100 feet, the black unit not the latest white one. I just use the unit for wading. The third time out using it I went underwater about two feet to recover my sand scoop and it flooded on the battery side of the headphone compartment destroying my rechargeable batteries. I take care of my equipment and practice preventative maintenance, the O-ring was inspected, the unit is new and was never dropped, no cracks. I would not trust the housing of this unit for any underwater use. (Zero Stars).
Great electronics, terrible housing.
Detectorist from USA
PI JOE from Connecticut
Headhunter Pi Pro, Not for diving.
First let me say that the sensitivity depth and weight of this machiene are all good. I have both the main detector and its optional probe attachment.
However where the units falls down badly is in its claim to be water tight to 30M or 100Ft. I bought the PI for diving and it leaked at 6m or 20Ft. I had to post it back to the USA and they repaired it.
Apparently and in the case of the machine I have the ear cups are prone to cracking.
so if you are on the beach,surf its great.
If you are going diving get another brand.
I gave it 2 stars it should get 4 for detection and none for its claim to be water tight.
Diarmuid from Dublin, Ireland
Hard to imagine a better machine
email me anytime for pictures of my finds...
Ghh333@hargray.com from South Carolina
I recently purchased a Headhunter PI and have been out several times with it. Every time I go out I cannot get over the depth that this machine has. I found my first gold ring the other day and it was a good 12" in the wet sand. The hh rang out loud, clear and repeatable. I have found coins even deeper than 12" in wet sand.
I would recomend this detector to anyone looking for a PI unit at a reasonable price.
This summer promises to be a great one now that I am equiped with this remarkable detector!
Gordie from Onset MA
Robert from Virginia
Emmett from USA
I took the detector to a nearby park where they have sand around the playground equipment. I found a penny at 7 inches and a 3 inch long nail at 13 inches. I planted a ladies gold ring at 6 inches and received good tone, a man's gold wedding band at 10 inches and a nickel at 13 inches. These gave good hard repeatable tones, something you would definately dig.
I couldn't get good hard repeatable tones deeper than these depths. I was very impressed with this detector and the depths it gets. I have been detecting for about 14 years and have owned 8 other detectors.
I am posting this review because i couldn't find very much information on this machine before i purchased it.
Dennis brown from USA