Product Comparison: Cobra 25 LX vs Cobra 29 LX


General Specifications
Brand
Cobra
Cobra
Model
25 LX
29 LX
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
The 25 XL is rugged professional full featured CB radio with professional-driver requested improvements The 25 LX has taken the professional's advice and made some useful improvements. Perhaps the best of these improvements is the front panel microphone connector which makes in-dash installation a cinch.
The 29 LX features a modern aesthetic design with a selectable LCD Dot Matrix display in red, green, blue or amber to compliment the interior of any cab. The display also has customizable night and day settings to enhance readability in both very bright and dark conditions. Based on the 29 LTD Classic platform with added features: A 4-color display where the user can program any one of four colors, radio check diagnostic to allow the operator to monitor the vehicles antenna system, the voltage system and the radio's RF output power.
Key Specs
Channels
40
40
Frequency Range From
26.965 MHz
26.965 MHz
Frequency Range To
27.405 MHz
27.405 MHz
Frequency Stability
0.005 %
0.005 %
Frequency Control
PLL Synthesizer
PLL Synthesizer
Modulation
AM
AM
Input Voltage
13.2 V DC
13.2 V DC
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Cobra 25 LX CB Radio with Color Display
  • Awesome radio, like it better then my 29 Classic!
  • needed a new cb and after looking at all the others decide on this one. It is great looking and works great .
  • The only issue I had was the lack of wire, great product and easy install.
  • I enjoyed the scan function. And the display is amazing!
Cobra 29 LX CB Radio with Instant Access Weather Stations
  • The reception is excellent, people say it sounds clear, and it pretty.
  • Works really well channel scan option is great the color changing display is really cool you can have it match any interior or color of your truck or close to it it works great with my astatic 636l microphone.
  • I paired it up with a Firestick Firefly and after tuning my antenna I got a 1.5 on channel 1 and 40. Which is as good as I could get it. Any higher and my channel 1 SWR would be too high.
  • It was so good that I had to order one for myself. 40 channels with scan are nice and radio is clear with a decent antenna. Have it hooked to a 25 watt pa speaker under the hood and does everything expected.
  • Okay so I just got this CB radio and opened it up and I find out my cb Mike button is pressed in and won't come out. So another words it's stuck in the talk position.
Size & Weight
Height
2.19 in.
2.49 in.
Width
6.375 in.
7.6 in.
Depth
8.625 in.
8.6 in.
Weight
4 lbs.
4.5 lbs.
Transmitter
Power Output (AM)
4 W
4 W
Frequency Response Min
300 Hz
300 Hz
Frequency Response Max
3000 Hz
3000 Hz
Frequency Tolerance
0.005 %
0.005 %
What customers say about "Transmitter"
Cobra 25 LX CB Radio with Color Display
  • The transmitter works fine with good audio reports using the stock mic.
  • lots of features including the weather channels, and was easy to boost up the transmit power.
  • Transmit & receive circuits tuned/aligned, switched talk-back/mic monitor added, channel display reliability improved, preventative maintenance performed and microphone switch reliability improved.
  • internal power failer witch caused it not to be able to transmit and I won't buy this model cause of it and if I buy another cobra
  • The received audio is tinny and weak. It could use a better speaker with some bass.
Cobra 29 LX CB Radio with Instant Access Weather Stations
  • Ive had a few cb radios and the is by far one of the best ones ive had there are a lot of people that complain about the on off switch but if your carefull with it you wont have any problems. I like it and it transmitts like a champ I give it 5 stars for quality and use.
  • Transmits and receives from really far away. I also like the calibration features for the antenna.
  • The transmit and receive in all the cobra 29s are the same. the exception is all the other things each model has to offer. the key is you have to have the radio peaked and tuned to get any kind of perfomance out of any brand name.
  • The Radio itself seems nice, but the unit had a dead transmitter on arrival. I would like to add that I did NOT fry the transmitter on a bad antenna setup. Everything was connected properly, and all grounds/connections were tested with a multimeter.
  • I have had nothin but problems with this cb. Half of the time the people cant hear me... It just doesnt transmit, or the other half they are breakin up so bad
Receiver
Sensitivity for 10dB (AM)
1 µV
1 µV
Image Rejection
80 dB
80 dB
Audio Power Output
4 W
4 W
What customers say about "Receiver"
Cobra 25 LX CB Radio with Color Display
  • Great cb, love how well it works, looks awesome on my dash with the color blue matching my intiror color
  • This radio has all that you are need and the night watch is a great feature if have the radio intalled in your car. Great radio, good receiver, it will last long. It's a cobra!
  • The receive is good, also. The RF gain control is a nice feature to limit the "junk" coming in that I don't need or want to hear.
Cobra 29 LX CB Radio with Instant Access Weather Stations
  • Very happy with this purchase. Installed the CB in a Jeep Wrangler JKU with a Firestik attenna. I get a very strong signal receiving and transmitting.
  • Fantastic radio. Looks great in my truck. With no modification and a Wilson 1000 antenna I can transmit and receive at least 6 miles loud and clear, probably more depending on terrain.
  • My favorite feature is the built in receiving capabilities for the weather radio, as being a full out weather nerd, as well as a degreed meteorologist, and a storm chaser, this is just flat out cool!
  • What's to say. Set up with center loaded antenna. Transmits and receives well. Pretty clear. Loud.
  • Sound is weak so is receiver range. Pulled it out n replaced it with a $40.00 ,15 year old Uniden which has loud sound and better reception .
Features
Display
LSD Display & Signal Strength Meter
LSD Display & Signal Strength Meter
Controls
Volume Control knob, Squelch Knob, Dynamike Knob, Menu/Enter/Channel Selector, RF Gain Control, Dim/Escape Button, Channel 9/Channel 19 Button, Scan/Memory Scan Button, CB/PA Button, NB Button
On/Off Volume Control, Squelch Control, Dynamike Knob, Menu/Enter/Channel Selector, RF Gain Button, Delta Tune, Talkback Control, SWR Calibration, Dim/Escape Button, Channel 9/Channel 19 Button, Scan/Memory Scan Button, CB/WX Weather/PA Button, NB/ANL Button, S/RF SWR CAL Button
Weather Alert
Yes
Yes
Extras
Variable Dimmer, 4-Pin front microphone connecto, 9 foot microphone cord
Selectable 4-Color LCD Display, 10 Weather Channels, Weather Scan, Emergency Weather Alert, Memory Channels, Radio Check Diagnostic, Heavy-Duty Dynamic Microphone, Front Panel 4-Pin Microphone Connector, Switchable Automatic Noise Limiter & Noise Blanker, Adjustable Dynamike Boost
What customers say about "Features"
Cobra 25 LX CB Radio with Color Display
  • Haven't use it yet, but it's as good as the others it will be good
  • Would buy again and highly recommend the Cobra 25 LX, I also bought the cobra 1500 magnetic base 36" antenna and the radio with the antenna work together perfectly!
  • The Cobra 25 LX is a great little compact CB to suit in a car or any vehicles that has no space for a bigger CB.
  • The knobs are a little cheap if you compare the with a 25 classic. so far its been a good radio. So when the SHTF. I will know were the Huns are.
Cobra 29 LX CB Radio with Instant Access Weather Stations
  • This radio has everything a CBer could want in features. It even gave a "check antenna warning" when installing my antenna and the SWR was very high.
  • I really like the scan feature on the CB and weather frequencies. Cobra has been around a long time and still make a quality product.
  • A bonus is the 10 channel weather stations. I live in socal, so knowing what the weather is gonna decide to do is a plus! The microphone that it comes with is good quality for the price.
  • The biggest selling point was the fact the radio would turn on if a weather alert was transmitted in your area. The second day on the road we came out to the car after dinner to find the radio on and transmitting a weather alert.
  • The two outside knobs are really small in diameter. Someone with big fingers might not like them.
  • Display light stopped working 3 month after install. Now can't see info. Lasted just long enough to get outside of return and replace time.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
FCC
FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
139.95 $

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