Metal Detector Reviews, Ratings | Top Rated Metal Detectors

Read Metal Detector Reviews and Ratings Before You Buy

When you purchase a metal detector, you’re investing hundreds or perhaps thousands of dollars in a highly specialized piece of electronic equipment. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you want to choose the best metal detector for the job. So, before you buy, it’s important to read reviews, ratings and other educational information about metal detectors.

At, we offer you a complete metal detector learning library. In it you’ll find an extensive collection of helpful materials on today’s top-rated models and brands.

Browse Buying Guides, Field Test Reviews, Instruction Manuals and More

Our library is divided in to five areas of learning:

  • Buying Guides
    This section features our What's the Best series of articles, including how to select metal detectors for gold prospecting and meteorite and relic hunting. We also offer tips on choosing the best metal detector of kids. The guides are organized by usage and include one of the first and most widely read articles on buying metal detectors, What's the Best Metal Detector, written by company co-founder Sondra Bernzweig.
  • Field Tests and Reviews
    Read actual field test reports from a wide variety of authors and sources. These in-depth metal detector reviews cover many of the most popular models on the market today.
  • Instruction Manuals
    Did you lose your metal detector instruction booklet? Want to read a manual before selecting a new model? Just locate your model and download the manual from this section. You’ll find a wide variety of manuals for all of the current models that we offer.
  • Product Catalogs and Brochures
    Get general information on metal detectors from manufacturers’ brochures. Please note that specifications shown in these brochures may change. We always suggest viewing product detail pages on our website for the most current information.
  • Treasure Videos
    Discover the latest metal detector tips, techniques, how-to guides and product videos in this section to fuel your passion for this hobby. We frequently add new treasure hunting and metal detector videos, so check back often.

Get First-hand Consumer Reports

In our learning library and elsewhere on our website, you can read a metal detector review or rating from an actual user like you. You will also find ratings on metal detectors and accessories by price, value and quality. If you already own a metal detector, we invite you to share your experience to help beginners get started.

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