Headhunter Diver

Price: $700
Avg. Score: 2 stars 2.40
Based on 15 reviews

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Very poor detector

March 02, 2007
OK, so I buy this unit thinking it would be good for travel since it is light and breaks down well, I was kinda right- it breaks well and easily! as i set it in my carpeted trunk the earpiece covering the electronics cracked! I never even got to try it in the water, after having that fixed one speaker quit working unless I held the wire just right, If you buy this detector maybe you should just keep it in the closet to avoid any problems, very poorly manufactured unit, I have an OLD fisher 1280X I have used for ten years and never had a problem with it, think I will stick with the 1280X. Hope my review helps some of you out. Todd

Overall Rating 1 star

50

Avoid it like a swarm of bees!

January 31, 2007
This machine was terrible! earcups filled with water and machine died after the first 5 minutes in the water, after paying the first repair cost I decided to sell, you can't give these away!! look on any of the forums, you are lucky to get $200-300 for a once used unit, what is that telling you? depth of the detector was 4" on a nickel at best, of the 20+ detectors i have owned I can definately say this was the worst!!
Save yourself people.
Paul

Overall Rating 1 star

60

Save your $$ for a quality detector.

January 05, 2007
I do not even know where to begin, the detector was treated gently (babied) and the ear cups leaked from the first use,(not diving) then one of them cracked, each time you send it in they want $125.00-$225.00 for each repair, I sold mine after owning for a year and a half for $125.00 I was glad to see it go! buy a good detector and avoid the detectorpro nightmare.

Overall Rating 1 star

50

Very disappointed

January 25, 2006
I purchased the Headhunter diver in July of 05 hoping to take it to a river in florida where people tube down and loose things every year. I did extensive research on it but it was pretty new and I couldn?t find anything about it but I decided to take a chance. The first one I got flat out did not work, the battery was corroded inside of the battery compartment and broke off inside of it. Then I got another one that worked just fine.
Once I got it down to florida and took it in the water it stopped working. When I got back to the hotel and opened it up I found that it had leaked in both the control part and the battery part. I then sent it back, the company that I bought it from was very understanding and apologetic. The third one that I got started leaking when I took in the bathtub. My boyfriend then did something with the O rings and greased it up. When I took it in the tub again it didn?t leak so I took it to a spring nearby and it worked just fine. A few months later I took it to the beach and the headset never got wet. A few months after that I tested it to see if it was still working because I planned on going back to florida. It didn?t work, when I opened up the battery part they were corroded and when I tried to take one of the batteries out it broke. My boyfriend once again saved the day and got the broken part out, cleaned it up really good and it worked again.

I do not plan on ever taking it in water again, it is not waterproof and the craftsmanship is very bad. I never really found anything except for some change and a few bullets and some junk, I have never really had the chance to look for much yet but I will still give it a chance on land.

I looked and there still aren?t very many reviews on the Headhunter diver so I am leaving mine so that people don?t waste their money and time. I got 3 different ones and none of them worked right.

If you plan on getting an underwater metal detector, don?t get this one. You will be very disappointed.

Overall Rating 1 star

522

Headhunter Diver

September 20, 2003
I bought this machine used and talked to the previous owner who assured me the detector was in fine shape. I tried it in the house and it was very erratic until I discovered that it did not like my computer or tv set being on.
I removed the earcup covering the circuit board to try and adjust the trimmers inside but really got things out of whack( don't do this unless you really know what you are doin!!) I finally gave up and sent the detector back to Detector Pro along with 75 bucks for their annual maintenance fee, preparing for more bad news.
Well, I got the machine back a few weeks later and they put in new seals and also a new circuit board ( I guess the old one was was bad after all despite what the previous owner had told me?) Anyway, I just took the machine out to a resort I had received permission to hunt in. At the swim beach, all I found was pennies and 1 nickel but was relieved to find the machine operated with no chatter even with sens at 10.

I went into the water, disc at 2.5, sens at 10, vol max, shallow pennies and other targets were extremely loud. The unit has excellent audio modulation, similar to a Tesoro Lobo Supertraq. I was hearing signals that I can only describe as a whiff-whiff as I listened to them swinging the coil back and forth. Most of them turned out to be very deep, estimate 10-12 inches, coins, mostly quarters, all black, been there quite a while from what another water hunter told me. I also got 3 ladies rings, 1 gold , in about waist deep water.

Good targets were scarce until I was in water between knee deep and waist deep and then found about 3 bucks in quarters and the 3 rings. I also modified my Babbs Beach Brute scoop by replacing the handle with a smaller 3/4 inch tube and had it anodized in red so my hand would no longer turn black from using it. I also removed most of the holes in the bottom of the scoop and bolted in some square holed mesh screen I had from another scoop. Now it sifts real fast AND catches the small stuff.

Overall Rating 5 stars!

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