Product Comparison: Minelab X-Terra 505 vs Minelab X-Terra 705

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General Specifications
X-Terra 505
X-Terra 705
About the Product
The X-TERRA 505 is the high performance, mid-range detector in the Minelab X-TERRA Series. With advanced capability, great depth and excellent discrimination, the X-TERRA 505 is the ideal all-rounder to take your detecting experience to the next level.
The X-TERRA 705 is an excellent dual purpose metal detector, which makes it perfect for hunting coins, jewelry, and relics in gardens, sand and clay soils. Performance and features driven, the versatility of this detector makes it without question, the leading detector in this category.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Search Coil Size
Adjustment Length
48" to 56"
48" to 56"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Minelab X-Terra 505 Universal Metal Detector
  • Lightweight and suitable AND adjustable for kids' heights and strength.
  • It’s adjustability in height from myself to my son was great. Very happy with it!
  • The build quality is good and seems to be all staying together nicely. It is quite easily adjusted for different height people.
  • The main body is able to be adjusted in order to achieve a suitable height that makes it comfortable for use.
  • It is fully adjustable in the tubeso you can make the arm of the machine longer or shorter to suit your height which is important for comfortable detecting.
Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector
  • Excellent metal detector for both adults and children. You can adjust the length to fit all sizes.
  • I chose this metal detector for my 9 year old grandson for his birthday. it is suitable for both children and adults and can be adjusted to suit.
  • Great for adults and kids with the adjustable handle. Quality seems pretty good and battery life is impressive.
  • Very easy to assemble and easy to use. Adjustable lengths make it very comfortable to use too.
  • Detects all metals. It is also adjustable so even the kids can have a go. Good price.
Size & Weight
23.2 in.
23.2 in.
11.5 in.
11.4 in.
3.1 in.
3.2 in.
2.9 lbs.
2.9 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Minelab X-Terra 505 Universal Metal Detector
  • Just clip it together, put a battery in and off you go. Brilliant. Oh and it is lightweight.
  • The detector is nice and light weight, which is definitely something you want when waving it around for long periods of time.
  • When putting it together I was impressed by its lightweight design and how professional it looked.
  • It was easy to put together , and as stated lightweight enough for it, recommended!
  • The lightweight metal detector is very lightweight and is very easy to set up.
Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector
  • The machine isn't to heavy I can swing it for a couple of hours before I have to change to the other arm.
  • Bought this for my wife she found it easy to put together set up and use. Light weight just what she wanted.
  • Found it really easy to use. Nice and light weight too, so no tired arms.
  • It's of a quality build and works very well for my new hobby of metal detecting. Solid build, yet light weight.
  • Loved the light weight of the metal detector and the ease of using it.
Operation Frequency
7.5 and 18.75 kHz
7.5 and 18.75 kHz
Detection Modes
Pinpoint, Coins, Relics, Jewelry, Beach
Coins, Relics, Jewelry, Beach, Gold Prospecting, Pinpoint
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 12 in., Up to 31 in.
Coins: up to 12 in., Up to 40 in.
20 adjustable levels
Adjustable 1 - 30 levels
Ground Balance
What customers say about "Detection"
Minelab X-Terra 505 Universal Metal Detector
  • You can adjust the discrimination and sensitivity levels so you avoid the tin cans and bottle tops and find hopefully some precious metals.
  • I tried it out in the garden and was able to find a few bits, you can adjust the sensitivity and metald etected using the control panell.
  • The metal detector was able to detect coins which I buried in the soil right away and I also found other metal objects aswell.
  • The metal detector is easy to set up and incredibly easy to use. We have been out and found a couple of coins and a few screws around the garden!
  • To test it I dialled the sensitivity to various metals (gold, silver etc) and put some objects in the ground. The detector found them without a problem.
Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector
  • Found the ring in about 40 minutes, well pleased. Apparently 1 in 4 men lose their wedding rings!!
  • Found a lot of old rusty nails to start with but the settings allow you adjust the coil to discriminate (or exclude) certain types of metals.
  • It used in the garden were I had lost a small ring, I found it within a few minutes.
  • I have found more stuff than my friends who were using really high end metal detectors,im reslly happy with it.
  • First used on a beach and found small piece of metal on the sand and then had to dig for treasure.
LCD display without backlit
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
4 tone & multi
4 tone & multi
Target Depth Indicator
Digital Target ID
19 segments
28 segments
Accessories Included
Control box, Upper/lower/middle shafts, Assembly kit
Control box, Upper/lower/middle shafts, Assembly kit
Water Resistance
Waterproof coil
Waterproof coil
Threshold adjustment, Noise cancel, Ultra lightweight
Target ID stability, Adjustable iron mask, Noise cancel
What customers say about "Features"
Minelab X-Terra 505 Universal Metal Detector
  • Light to use and lights up and beeps when metal has been located, found a few coins with it. Very happy with purchase.
  • I like that the coil is waterproof as this means you can search in shallow water and is also extremely useful when searching wet fields.
  • The search coil is waterproof so if you get caught in the rain it’ll be fine and also enables you to search in shallow water.
  • This metal detector is pretty awesome! I love the design of it. It is very simple to setup.
  • Works well good visible and sound alerts comfortable to hold nice and light THANKS enjoying using it.
Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector
  • Search coil is waterproof so you can freely search the shallow water for treasure.
  • The display is very easy to read and I found the indicators very intuitive.
  • The screen display when using the detector is intuitive in design and not at all complex. Recommended.
  • Easy and quick to assemble, easy to see screen and lightweight. Absolutely love it!
  • I found this detector to be very easy and quick to put together. The screen is also easy to read and understand.
4 AA
4 AA
Battery Indicator
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)

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