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V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: May 09, 2017 12:02PM
I see a lot of people use the V3i, how much derfferance is there in the V3i and the VX3? someone said VX3 is easer to understand than the V3i, is this so ? I was thinking about getting a VX3 if I can find one at a good price. I have the MXT and it is a top detector, but was thing with 3 frequencies it might do better. What do you all think? Thanks flintstone

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Zinc Penny
Date: May 09, 2017 12:34PM
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Flintstone
I see a lot of people use the V3i, how much derfferance is there in the V3i and the VX3? someone said VX3 is easer to understand than the V3i, is this so ? I was thinking about getting a VX3 if I can find one at a good price. I have the MXT and it is a top detector, but was thing with 3 frequencies it might do better. What do you all think? Thanks flintstone

V3i is way superior has a lot more control over the programs,more slots for programs, and just outright features that the vx3 doesn't have. I would get the V3i sure it might take more learning but when you do it will be a beast like no other. And that's the thing it's technologically the most advanced detector pretty much in the world :)

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Architex
Date: May 09, 2017 01:12PM
I agree with Zinc but the choice pretty much depends on you and your tolerance for working your way through complexity. The biggest advantage to either one of them is three simultaneous frequencies IMHO. That feature can tell you a lot about targets. The V3i can be adjusted for almost any detecting situation, the V3 less so. If you hunt many different sites with a lot of difference in mineralization, trash, EMI, depth of targets, etc., then the V3i will adapt better. Keep in mind that you can run a V3i just like a V3 and as time goes by you can gradually work into the complex part. Then again there's that difference in price thing............$

Good Luck whatever your choice.



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Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Zinc Penny
Date: May 09, 2017 02:24PM
You can get a used v3i for $$750-900 and used vx3 for $550-650. I would for sure look used if you want to save some money but the V3 series is great and I love my v3i and would never get rid of it, it's one machine I can use with the tall man's rod I can't use most other machines being 6'3. And whites has great customer service even if machine is no longer made or under warranty they will make it right if something breaks. And you get great American build quality.

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: May 09, 2017 05:02PM
One big thing youll miss by getting the VX3 is the wireless headphones. I'd get the V3i, and resist from changing lots of settings at one time. I'd miss the third ground filter which the VX3 doesn't have also.

An MXT Pro is much easier. You'll hunt more and spend less time tweaking with the MXT

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: May 10, 2017 08:21AM
Thanks all, can the V3i be used in preset till I can learn it better? I am not very good at understanding electronic .

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: JRV
Date: May 10, 2017 10:13AM
The VX3 certainly has the capability to use wireless headphones if you decide to purchase them. You can also use the same coils as the V3i. The VX3 is the same physical machine as the V3i, but the V3i has additional software to give you more variations of control and viewing screens.

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Architex
Date: May 10, 2017 03:04PM
Yes it can. You can use it as a turn on and go machine in any of ten programs.....your choice.



One Man's Trash...........is what I usually find.

XP Deus / CTX 3030

Where are the diamond rings?.............They said there'd be diamond rings !.

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: May 10, 2017 04:27PM
Just throw a few basic adjustment options on your live controls and you're good to go.

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Zinc Penny
Date: May 10, 2017 04:50PM
Yep do a few tweaks for your ground conditions and you will get massively better depth with factory programs except if you have mild soil I do and get 9 inches average depth with stock program. Tweaked like 13 which is great, my arms get tired digging lol.

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Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: May 10, 2017 09:18PM
Don't forget all the data on the links post at the top guys, ie: differences V3i and VX3 http://www.findmall.com/read.php?66,2123910



Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

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Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: May 10, 2017 11:12PM
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Flintstone
Thanks all, can the V3i be used in preset till I can learn it better? I am not very good at understanding electronic .

Yes and recommended to do so.

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: MackDog
Date: May 19, 2017 03:51PM
The V3 is also available for sale sometimes. White's will still upgrade to a V3i for free just $25 shipping. This is the way I and another buddy went. Now we both have a fully functional V3i for a fraction of the cost. If you buy a VX3 you could be happy but in time wish you got the V3i read through the forum on all that went this route. If you buy the V3i it will do everything the VX3 does and more.
Happy Hunting

Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: ohiogal
Date: July 06, 2017 06:38AM
The VX3 also uses the wireless headphones.

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Re: V3i VS. VX3
Posted by: Wayfarer
Date: July 06, 2017 08:13AM
I had both, first a V3i, then a VX3, then back to a V3i. They are both excellent detectors and identical except for the software. The VX3 is just as powerful as the V3i, but with fewer adjustments. The problem with the VX3, for me anyway, is that it lacks a few adjustments I can't live without, specifically: 1) the extra filters, 2) stereo mixed mode, and 3) assignable VDI tones. You'd have to look carefully at the features you lose with the VX3 and decide for yourself if they are things you'd want. For me, it was worth the extra cost to get the features I wanted.



Current detectors: White's V3i, MXT, XL Pro, Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Past: White's XLT, 6000D Series 3, Coinmaster 2DB, Minelab CTX 3030
Location: Western Idaho

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