Best Metal Detector 2016

Top 7 Metal Detectors You Can Buy

Best Rated
X-Terra 705 Universal
Best Seller
Garrett EuroACE
Garrett Ace 250
Maclean ® MCE972
Visua Discriminating Metal Detector
Best Deal
ReaseJoy 3005II
Visua VSMD52+
ModellX-Terra 705 UniversalGarrett EuroACEGarrett Ace 250Maclean ® MCE972Visua Discriminating Metal DetectorReaseJoy 3005IIVisua VSMD52+
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Rating1.7GOOD
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Rating1.8GOOD
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Rating2.0GOOD
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Rating2.1GOOD
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Rating2.3GOOD
Depth Sensitivity (Coins)< 25 cm< 25 cm< 25 cm< 25 cm< 20 cm< 12 cm< 20 cm
Indication of DetectionLCD Display + AudioLCD Display + AudioLCD Display + AudioLCD Display + AudioAudio + LED BlinkingAudio + Analogue DisplayAudio + Analogue Display
Power Supply4 x AA Batteries4 x AA Batteries4 x AA Batteries2x 9 V Alkaline Batteries2 x 9 V Batteries1 x 9 V Battery6 x AA Batteries
Head-Phone Input
Water Resistant Search Coil
Dimensions59.1 x 29.2 x 8.3 cm54.2 x 36.8 x 15 cm56.1 x 28.2 x 13 cm72 x 23 x 16 cm53.2 x 20.8 x 12 cmn.i.n.i.
Weight2.2 kg1.9 kg2 kg1.6 kg1.2 kg1.6 kg0.9 kg
(Special) Features
  • VFLEX Technology
  • Interchangable Coils
  • Specialized Prospecting Mode
  • Enhanced Iron Resolution
  • Improved Audio-Tone ID
  • Electronic Pinpoint
  • Microprocessor Controlled
  • 4 Work Modes
  • 12 Sensitivity Levels
  • Great for Beginners
  • Auto Tune
  • Simple Interface and easy to use
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Best Rated
X-Terra 705 Universal
X-Terra 705 Universal
  • VFLEX Technology
  • Interchangable Coils
  • Specialized Prospecting Mode
317,00 €
Best Seller
Garrett EuroACE
Garrett EuroACE
  • Enhanced Iron Resolution
  • Improved Audio-Tone ID
210,00 €
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
  • Electronic Pinpoint
  • Microprocessor Controlled
172,62 €
Maclean ® MCE972
Maclean ® MCE972
  • 4 Work Modes
  • 12 Sensitivity Levels
124,90 €
Visua VSMD52+
Visua VSMD52+
  • Simple Interface and easy to use
36,99 €

All You Need To Know For Our Best Metal Detector Reviews

Hunting for gold and silver in our best metal detector reviews 2016.

Current you'll find metal detectors for sale like the Garrett Euro Ace.

No matter if beaches, fields, woods, hills or in your back garden, metal detectors allow you to dream of great treasures and historic discoveries. Especially old money and coins are extremely sought-after. No matter what riches you desire, gold or silver are precious metals and to find them you need to buy a metal detector.

Though nowadays just buying a simple metal detector isn’t as easy as you might think since there are many different brands and features to look out for. Depending on what it is you’ll be searching for you’ll need a different kind of device. Just consider a kids metal detector, underwater metal detectors or hand held metal detectors. Also you need to know which cheap metal detectors to steer away from, where to find metal detector sales and which features are useful or simply not effective for your use purpose.

In our best metal detector reviews 2016 we compared a wide range of metal detectors and focused on certain characteristics in order to find the UK’s best metal detectors. Below you’ll see our buying guide to provide you with all the facts, tips and recommendations from our best metal detector reviews.

Types of Metal Detectors

In our reviews 2016 we took a look at the two main types of metal detectors. Here’s all you need to know about them and what they’re used for.

Type of Metal Detector Description
Analogue Metal Detectors Cheap metal detectors tend to be simplistic in their features. Analogue metal detectors use the same detection technology as others (either VLF metal detecting or pulse induction metal detectors) but have an analogue display that shows the voltage intensity with an indication needle. Metal detector headphones could be necessary when using this model as it requires a lot of skill to differentiate the types of metal only by hearing a certain signal and viewing the needle indicator. Analogue devices tend to be cheap metal detectors and are therefore well suited for beginners.
Digital Metal Detectors Some of the best metal detectors are digital. In our reviews 2016 they were amongst the best buys and offer many features to make life as a treasure hunter much easier. They have an LC-Display that shows what kind of metal has been found and how deep it’s buried. They also offer a metal discrimination mode to exclude certain types during your search.

Pro’s and Con’s of Metal Detectors

Having had a look at the types of metal detectors we’ll now view their strengths and some difficulties we came across during our best metal detector reviews 2016.

Pro’s of Analogue Metal Detectors Con’s of Analogue Metal Detectors
  • easy electronics control
  • low power consumption
  • relatively light
  • only differentiation of metals via acoustic signal
Pro’s of Digital Metal Detectors Con’s of Digital Metal Detectors
  • very precise measuring (best with pulse induction metal detectors)
  • different metal searching modes
  • quite heavy
  • high power consumption

Which Metal Detector is suitable for you?

Would you like to buy your children a kids metal detector?
If you want to buy a children’s metal detector there are certain places to look for. Online shops have kids metal detector sales every now and then, where with a little luck, you can get a cheap metal detector. Also kids toy shops and stores like Toys’R’us have a small variety of metal detectors, though they are fairly basic and not as powerful as proper devices. You don’t have to buy a kids metal detector especially as some devices have adjustable stems with lengths for your child.

Would you like to buy a cheap metal detector?
Some of the best metal detectors can reach prices between £700 and £2000. However, you don’t have to spend that much to buy metal detectors that are absolute top-notch. The best buys from our best metal detector reviews don’t cost more than £400. If you want to make real bargains you should check online shops or special metal detector shops for metal detector sales with cut prices and special offers. Also sometimes it’s worth buying a second hand metal detector providing it’s still in a good condition.



Where can I go metal detecting?
The answer is pretty much everywhere. It depends on what kind of device you have.
With the best metal detectors you can search for gold on beaches, sand, fields, hills and woods. Underwater metal detectors are not only water resistant but completely water proof. The only limits you will come across are therefore either your battery power which can drain quite quickly on some models or the actual depth of metal. At some point even the best metal detectors can’t receive a signal from objects buried too deep. Though professional devices have certain modes and features to extend the depth considerably up to 1 – 3 m and sometimes even more.

What do I find the UK’s best metal detectors?
Our best metal detector reviews have come across some brands that are known for top quality models. XP Deus metal detectors, fischer metal detectors, C. Scope metal detectors Garrett metal detectors, Minelab metal detectors, they all promise great quality and features. Garett metal detectors like the EuroACE are currently the united kingdom’s most popular brand. You can see our best-rated model at the top of the page and we recommend this model for professional use as well as for beginners. You can find out more about the UK’s best metal detector brands below.

The UK’s best Metal Detector Brands

Some regard XP Deus metal detectors or Fisher metal detectors as the best brands around. To give you an overview of the highest scoring brands from our best metal detector reviews 2016, we’ve listed them below with some examples.

The Fisher Metal Detector f4 is one of the best metal detectors currently available.

  • XP Deus Metal Detectors
  • Fisher Metal Detectors (e.g. Fisher f75, Fisher f44, Fisher f5)
  • C. Scope Metal Detector
  • Garrett Metal Detectors
  • Minelab Metal Detectors (e.g Minelab Excalibur II, Minelab E-Trac)

Other good brands for Metal detectors include:

  • Teknetics (Teknetics t2)
  • Viking
  • Tesoro

Accessories

Buying only a metal detector is not enough to make the most of your search. You’ll need to consider certain accessories to stay fully kitted and achieve the best possible results. For example a true hunter always has his metal detector headphones with him to hear the signal more clearly. Below we have listed all the accessories you need to consider buying, also recommended by metal detector forums.

  • Headphone Input: This is more of an essential than an accessory but is still treated that way. Metal detector headphones are vital for hearing even weak signals or when trying to catch a sound even during strong winds.
  • Bag: As some of the best metal detectors are quite heavy a carrier bag with pockets for other accessories can be a very practical addition to any metal detector kit.
  • Hand Held Metal Detector: A hand held metal detector is useful for further scanning the smaller area you’re digging in. Though not every brand provides a hand held metal detector you can buy them additionally.
  • Spade: An included spade is usually foldable and can be used to dig up small to medium sized objects.

Metal detectors for sale are often offered in complete bundles. You might be able to make a bargain on some of the best metal detector kits in online shops or special metal detector shops.