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Sony XAVAX1000 6 2 15 7 cm Apple CarPlay Media Receiver with Bluetooth

Last Updated: April 16, 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.1
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/10
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Software Platform
 13
android, interface, google, ui, spotify
+46%
-54%
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" ...  Android auto very finicky.  ...  "
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" ...  This audio system is not compatible with Android Auto.  ...  "
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" ...  This product needs another firmware update to repair the CarPlay/Android issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Now the Spotify app will not display anything.  ...  "
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" ...  But the number one reason I purchased the radio was Android Auto compatibility. ... I have about a 30 minute commute each way to work and Android Auto will lock up every 10 to 15 minutes. ... There is no other way to restart the app. ... And if I try to just connect to Bluetooth after the android auto failures I have to cycle my cars ignition, the radio will not reconnect no matter what I do. ... If you want to interface your phone to it, you may want to look else where.  ...  "
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" ...  The UI literally requires that you take your eyes off the road to see and press the channel icon on the screen. ... The UI is so poorly designed I can't believe that Sony put their name on this.  ...  "
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" ...  I can get maybe 5 miles before Android auto crashes. ... 2012 Jeep Wrangler Android 8.1.  ...  "
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Display Clarity
 11
touch screen, capacitive, sound quality, screen goes, driving
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Sound quality and touch screen are great.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for CarPlay and the capacitive screen feels much better than those with a resistive one. ... Great screen for watching videos and the sound quality is quite good.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit's screen is just as responsive as your smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  This radio does a lot of things well, nice display, great touch screen, out of the box thinking to give you extra room during the install. ... If you just want a touch screen radio, it great.  ...  "
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" ...  Navigating the GUI is super quick, and the capacitive screen is a key feature I was chasing. ... The screen is about as big as you can get in a double-din size, and I like that there is an attenuation button to turn the volume down quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes it a lot easier to control while driving instead of stabbing at a touch screen and hoping you hit the right spot. ... Also, you can have it display on the screen while you're driving down the road, which is kinda fun. ... - The capacitive touch screen works really well.  ...  "
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" ...  After comparing the screens of different units, I decided on the capacitive screen of the XAV-AX5000. ... Also glad that they fixed the splash screen issue. ... In previous models the security splash screen would not go away until acknowledged by the user, but on this unit it disappears after a few seconds.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 9
speakers, sub, sound, alpine, use
+100%
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" ...  Sound is fantastic and the interface is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is crisp and clean and this is coming from my car's OEM speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is good, but I have all four speakers and sub hooked to alpine amp.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sony's fault but the missing star is for just OK sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Great screen for watching videos and the sound quality is quite good.  ...  "
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" ...   Very Impressed with this stereo.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality and touch screen are great.  ...  "
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" ...  Okay, this is a simple to use awesome sounding radio. ... Powered sub - Alpine Electronics PWE-S8 Restyle .  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 7
bluetooth, stereo, play, carplay, apple carplay
+57%
-43%
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" ...  So sooth like you're using a smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  Great stereo for Apple users, or people who want Sirius XM or just Bluetooth connectivity for audio, but don't expect to see any of your Android Auto apps when you plug in an Android device.  ...  "
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" ...  The Apple Carplay feature works great.  ...  "
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" ...  nice car stereo with apple carplay.  ...  "
FM
 6
use, like, hd, fm, satellite
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Makes this thing look like an OEM radio.  ...  "
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" ...  If this had HD radio it would be perfect 👌  ...  "
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" ...  Okay, this is a simple to use awesome sounding radio.  ...  "
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" ...  RDS does display artist info on FM.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't use satellite radio at all and rarely listen to AM/FM, but from what I can tell they seem to work fine. ... Lots of preset options for the radio.  ...  "
Design
 6
looks, perfectly, one, plastic, green
+83%
-17%
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" ...  has a very factory look which is why i bought and i appreciate about it.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks great in our 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe! ... I love how it not flashy and has no glossy black plastic anywhere. ... It's white and will clash with the orange interior lights of the Altima.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the latest version of the XAV-AX5000 looks perfect  ...  "
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" ...  It works perfectly and looks OEM.  ...  "
Controls
 5
physical, buttons, volume, rewind, touch screen
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Navigating the GUI is super quick, and the capacitive screen is a key feature I was chasing.  ...  "
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" ...  - Physical volume rocker and fast forward/rewind buttons. ... Makes it a lot easier to control while driving instead of stabbing at a touch screen and hoping you hit the right spot.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to connect the steering wheel controls up directly by using the custom settings.  ...  "
Apps
 5
spotify, play, google, display, car
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Being able to utilize apple car play and 3rd party navigation apps is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit is amazing and I'm mainly using it for its Apple Car Play functionality and being able to mirror Spotify and Google Maps on my head unit is amazing and being able to hear sound through my car speakers makes it even better.  ...  "
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" ...  I can listen to radio while getting my google map nav direction.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 5
screen, capacitive, touch, stabbing, sound quality
+100%
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" ...  Sound quality and touch screen are great.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for CarPlay and the capacitive screen feels much better than those with a resistive one.  ...  "
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" ...  If you just want a touch screen radio, it great.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes it a lot easier to control while driving instead of stabbing at a touch screen and hoping you hit the right spot. ... - The capacitive touch screen works really well.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the interface and the very responsive touchscreen.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 4
stereo, lacks, functions, connect, carplay
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Bluetooth was great at first but is now not connecting as quickly and sometimes doesn't Connect unless I force it to pair again.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn’t have bt CarPlay.  ...  "
Cleaning
 4
looks, speakers, sound, screen, interface
+100%
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" ...  It’s design is very clean and the interface is very easy to navigate  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is crisp and clean and this is coming from my car's OEM speakers. ... The unit looks almost stock and clean in general with end to end bezels.  ...  "
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" ...  Clean GUI and simple iconography, which I prefer over the gaudy competition.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided to buy this radio because it looks much cleaner than alternatives from other brands and it has a capacitive screen.  ...  "
Setup
 3
+100%
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" ...  Install was straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  Install Bay ISOPK: $4.99  ...  "
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" ...  Install was kind of a pain, but this is a huge improvement.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
easy, sound, clean
+100%
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" ...  It’s design is very clean and the interface is very easy to navigate  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is fantastic and the interface is easy to use.  ...  "
Price
 3
fantastic
+100%
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" ...  This is a fantastic bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome deal for the price!  ...  "

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