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Options Fisher F44 Whites MX5
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $400 $600
Manufactured in 2015 2013
Battery Type 2 AA 8 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.3 3.9
Operating frequency 7.8kHz. 14kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Target ID 9-Segment viisual and numerical 190 segment
Tone ID Adjustable Iron Audio up to 8 tones
Search Modes
  • Jewelry
  • Coins
  • Artifact
  • Custom
  • All Metal
  • All metal
  • Coin/Jewelry
  • Beach
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Computerized Ground Balancing + Manual GB AutoTrac
Waterproof Weatherproof, waterproofcoil Weather proof
Warranty 5 Years 2 Years
Number of Reviews graph 4
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Avg. User Rating 3.50 4.75
Avg. Durability Rating 3.88 4.63
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.75
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Most helpful review for Fisher F44

Fisher f44-great detector for the money
The F44 provides a lot of performance for a machine a little over $300. No other machine on the market has near the features of the F44 for the money. The custom mode, where tones can be assigned to each category, is an industry first that I'm sure many others will copy. Depth is very good for a low priced machine, and separation is decent.

Fisher advertises it as weatherproof, but I've found that if you're water hunting and happen to drop it, it won't leak. I wouldn't intentionally submerge it though. The build quality is good and light. Just because it doesn't weigh five pounds and made of steel doesn't mean it's not durable. Fisher machines are a lot tougher than they look.

This would be a very good beginner machine, as it's not too complicated. But I've got over 40 years in the hobby and don't feel at a disadvantage using it.
John Samsky from Manassas, Va.

Thumbs up! 30
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Most helpful review for Whites MX5

Mx5 very nice!!
Whites newest detector based on the mxt platform. I really like this detector.
Things I like:
It has all the qualities of the mxtpro but in a fully digital design. Its ability to go deep with good vdi. Simple to use yet enough different settings to please most anyone. Lightening fast response makes it great in trashy areas. The mx5 is very very good at finding good targets in the rusty nail infested yards. It also uses all of the eclipse coils.Its lighter and feels very comfortable.

The things that I'm OK with but could be better:
The coil connection kinda tight. That's about it. So many good features and it performs so well makes the mx5 one of my favorite detectors.
Bill from Central ohio

Thumbs up! 72
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