Quest X10 metal detector. NEW 2019 (+ clarification)

Quest Metal Detectors has announced the second X-series machine – the Quest X10. But there is one important clarification: the X-series detectors can’t be used underwater. Although being rainproof, they however can’t be submerged in water. So, what new features can we expect in the Quest X10?

Quest X10

The Quest X series units are reasonably priced entry-level devices: extremely simple controls, icons, a minimum number of buttons and settings. These are the fine turn-on-and-go machines that offer, by the way, the discrimination settings, sensitivity adjustment, depth indicator and other features.

Quest X10

The main difference between the Quest X10 and the already known Quest X5 is ground balancing – a very rare feature for any inexpensive machine. Plus, the Quest X10 can be connected to the wireless headphones. Has a built-in flashlight for hunting in dark. Comes with a DD coil (the Quest X5 is equipped with the Mono one). Volume control, Pinpoint mode. Can withstand rain, but can’t be fully submerged in water.

Quest X10

The Quest X10’s distinctive feature should be the price – without the detector’s waterproof ability, modern customers can’t be surprised by anything except for the price. The wireless headphones don’t count as no one will buy a metal detector for the sake of this. Or someone will? The Quest X10 will go on sale in February 2019.

Quest X10

Let me remind you: in autumn 2018, Turkish manufacturer Nokta announced a novelty – a very cheap ($200-$250) metal detector with an underwater search ability. It’s really awesome!

Quest X10

Quest X10


All about the Quest X10 is collected here (news, tests, comparisons with other devices, different reviews and opinions). Plus, on Knowledgebase pages there is additional information you should know before buying the Quest X10. The experience of others will help you save your time and money. Happy hunting to everyone!

15 Responses to Quest X10 metal detector. NEW 2019 (+ clarification)

  • not pleased to see these counterfeiters back in operation…

  • What happened to that Nokta machine you mentioned? Not seen any Nokta in that price range yet and we are half way through 2019.

    “Let me remind you: in autumn 2018, Turkish manufacturer Nokta announced a novelty – a very cheap ($200-$250) metal detector with an underwater search ability. It’s really awesome!”

  • Incorect Information, they have The same ground ballance features, no difference ?n this regard between x5 and x10!

  • Slight correction needed to you’re description of the x5 and X10 , neither Detectors have the the wireless function enabled on the current x series .

  • You definitely need to update this article. As has been mentioned both the X5 and X10 have manual and auto ground balance.

    There is no wireless audio on the X10. The maker claims there is space on the circuit board for wireless but this if for future versions. Pretty misleading marketing there but it is what it is.

    The X5 and X10 can also use the Q20/Q40 coils and any third party coils made for those detectors.

    Right now there are no entry level detectors that can match the spec of the Quest X Series. And forget the Nokta Simplex. It is nowhere near a release date. Latest I heard was October and a Nokta dealer told me he would be very surprised if it appeared before December!

  • Love the beginner guide. Is it the same for the X5? I’m new to metal detectors and I’m lost on how to set mine up. All I find is brass shell casings and short iron. Even the short iron shows up as high 70-80 on mine. Sometimes it beeps for no reason and nothing is there when I dig. I search the piles and no more beeps

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