25th June 2024

Quest Metal Detectors already has a great lineup of machines to suit all budgets and abilities. And I have personally always considered the Quest X10 to be the best-featured detector on the market at its price point. But Quest is not a company that is content to sit still and has now raised the bar yet again with the X10 Pro. 

As the name implies, you now get pro features but still at a budget price. So, what makes the new X10 Pro stand out from the crowd? It is fully waterproof to 3 meters for a start. And being submersible it also has a vibration feature. Not only that but Quest has pushed the frequency of this machine from the 7.9 kHz of the standard X10 to 12 kHz and so making it more sensitive to smaller conductors such as gold earrings and thin gold rings. There is also a new USB C charging port which not only makes it easier to plug the charge lead in but makes charging times faster too.

X10 vs X10 Pro

  • The X10 Pro is completely waterproof up to a depth of 3 meters underwater, whereas the X10 is splash-proof.
  • The X10 Pro has waterproof connections for both the search coil and the waterproof headphones. The X10 has standard connectors that are not waterproof.
  • The X10 Pro can be set to vibrate using the volume buttons, which is useful for searching underwater; the X10 cannot.


Quest X10 Pro Full Specifications:

Search frequency 12 kHz
technology VLF (Very Low Frequency) 
Type metal detector Digital 
service Pushbuttons
Number of search modes 3, all metals, jewelry & coins, and custom mode (self-adjustable mode)
Search coil 9 x 5 “(24 x 14 cm) waterproof, lightweight TurboD blade spool
Weight metal detector 950g with search coil and 850g without middle linkage
Adjustable rod length 80-130cm 
Adjustability and shape of the linkage Simple, with a round rod
Control unit (electronics) watertight Fully waterproof up to 3 meters underwater
Headphone jack Yes, USB-C connection
Built-in wireless module no
target group Children, beginners and water enthusiasts
Type and number of batteries Built-in 1,000 mAh Li-Po battery, rechargeable via USB
Battery life +/- 18 hours
Readable battery level indicator Yes, in 3 segments
Readable depth range Yes, in 4 segments
Soil mineralization readable on the display no
Ground balance Yes, automatically or manually
Sensitivity (sensitivity adjustment) Yes, from 1 to 99
Pinpoint function Yes
Discrimination of unwanted objects Yes 
Notch filter no
Notch volume no
Object identification through audio tones (metal type recognition) Yes (5 different tones)
Object identification readable on the display (metal type recognition) Yes, 10 ID segments
Conductance display (metal type detection)  Yes, 99 digits that describe the conductance
Recovery speed (reaction time) Fast, V6 responsiveness
Volume control Yes
Display lighting Yes
Backlight push button no
Search coil lighting Yes 
Vibration as a metal detector signal Yes
Online software update no 
Frequency changer no 
Threshold (background tone) Yes, only in all metals
Operating software in different languages In English, but very easy to understand 
Depth range of small objects (1 euro) +/- 30cm
Maximum depth range of large objects +/- 80cm
Suitable for use on the coast Yes
Suitable for wading (completely underwater) Yes
Suitable for diving Yes, up to 3m
Suitable for mineralized soils – 
Suitable for wet salty soils (by the sea) – 
Suitable for finding gold nuggets (Africa, Australia) no 
Other additional functions – Handle: ergonomic, non-slip surface
– Display: 60 x 45mm LCD
– Working temperature: For best work performance, 0 ° up to 35 ° C


Pricing & Availability

The Quest X10 Pro is available now from https://www.idc-detektor.de/

The price at the time of publication is €239.95



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