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Sony XAV-AX100 6.4-Car Stereo with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto - £200 @ Halfords
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Sony XAV-AX100 6.4-Car Stereo with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto - £200 @ Halfords

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Posted 13th Feb 2019

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Sound meets safety, with hands-free control.

Play music and use your smartphone on the road, just by talking
This double-din AV centre connects with your Apple or Android™ handset for effortless voice control while you drive. Built-in 4 x 55W amplification delivers clear sound that you can customise to your liking.

Use with your mobile
Connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to get information, control entertainment and more.

Enjoy immersive audio
Built-in 4 x 55W power amp gives you all the volume you need, with clear and dynamic sound.

Control at your fingertips
Large, clear touchscreen gives you intuitive control over music playback and smartphone functions

Smarter driving

Navigate, communicate and play music, with intelligent voice control
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ make it easier than ever to use your smartphone's helpful features on the road1 2. Just connect to the XAV-AX100 to see everything you need on the large touch screen.

Siri with Apple CarPlay
Easily access the iPhone features you know and love, just by talking to Siri. Music, maps, phone calls and messages are all under your control.

Voice control with Android Auto
Use voice commands to dictate messages, take phone calls or get help from Google Maps. You can even control music playback, just by talking.

Journeys made simple
Get directions in real time without ever taking your hands off the wheel. Easily navigate to your end destination, or search for nearby stopovers mid-journey.

Navigating with Apple CarPlay
Tell Siri where you're going, and it will give you real-time directions as you drive.

Navigating with Android Auto™
Use Google Maps to get directions and traffic updates whenever you need them.

Hear music your way
Multiple customisation options let you adapt the audio experience to your liking. And with the built-in 4 x 55W amplification, music sounds clear even at high volumes.

Clear, responsive touch screen
Everything you need is a quick tap away, thanks to the 16.3cm (6.4") full-colour touch screen.

Turn or push to control
The ergonomic rotary dial makes operation distraction-free. Turn it to control volume, or push the integrated button to launch sound control menus. Alternatively, hold the button to use voice commands.

Rear view camera ready
Got a rear camera installed? View its feed through the screen, along with customisable guidelines that help you back in safely.

Specifications & Features
Get help from your smartphone on the road, without taking your hands off the wheel. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto let you get directions, communicate with your contacts, and control audio playback using voice commands. Powerful 4 x 55W amplification makes music sound clear and dynamic, even at high volumes.

  • Voice control with Apple Car Play and Android Auto™
  • Get powerful sound with the 4 x 55W Dynamic Reality Amp 2
  • Create virtual speakers on your dashboard with the Dynamic Stage Organiser
  • Ergonomic rotary dial for distraction-free operation
Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W X H X D) 178×100×161.5mm
  • Weight 1.1kg
General Features

  • Output Power 55W
  • Pre Out 3Pre Out
  • Sub Out
  • Rear View Camera In
  • USB (Rear x1)
  • Firmware Upgradability
  • Equalizer 10Band Graphic Equalizer
  • Album Artwork Indication
Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
Tuner Features

  • Preset FM18 AM12
  • Auto Memory BTM
  • RDS EON (Only RDS)
Bluetooth Profile

  • HFP 1.5 (1.6)
  • A2DP (1.2)
  • AVRCP (1.4)
  • PBAP (1.1)
Bluetooth Feature

  • Speed Dial (6 memories)
  • Recent Calls (# OF) (20 numbers)
  • Last Dialed Call (select from the dialed call history)
  • Phonebook Access Via Pbap
  • Alphabetical Phonebook Sorting
  • Auto Answer (off on)
  • Ring Volume Level Control
  • Call Volume Level Control
  • External Microphone Supplied
  • Battery Remainder Indication
  • Signal Strength Indication
Bluetooth Audio Feature

  • Audio Codec (Bluetooth Audio) SBC
  • Pause (Bluetooth Audio)
  • CUE REV
  • Track +/-
  • Group (FOLDER) +/-
  • Audio Level Adjustment (-8dB to +18dB)
  • Repeat Control (AUDIO DEVICE SIDE)
  • Shuffle Control (AUDIO DEVICE SIDE)
  • Meta Data Indication
Panel Design

  • Panel Surface Finish COLOR Black
  • Key Illumination (White)
Monitor(AVC)

  • LCD TYPE TFT Active Matrix
  • Screen Aspect 17:09
  • Screen Diagonal (INCH MM) 6.4 inch
  • Screen Size (W X H MM) 143.4 * 76.704 (mm)
  • Resolution (DOT) 800 × 480
  • Dimmer
  • Contrast Ratio 600
  • Brightness 400cd m2
Display Panel

  • Key Illumination Initial (White)
  • Dimmer Adjust
User Interface

  • Touch Panel
  • Gesture Command
  • Remote Commander ( ): OPTIONAL RM-X170
  • Parking Control
  • Aspect Ratio Select
  • Rear View Camera-in Marker Setting

I bought this headunit on Xmas day for £170 from Halfords as had voucher code too. Back in stock now for £200, elsewhere £290-£350. Got it fitted in my Golf and a fantastic unit. Easy to use, loads of settings for audio plus android auto and apple car play. you can get the wiring kits suitable for your cars from Dynamic Sounds or Skipton car radio with the correct fascia for standard look. You can get Halfords to fit it but I got my mate to do it instead as wanted a active subwoofer fitted too plus I don't trust Halfords with any audio fitting.
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Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:07

Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM …Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.


My car has a tape deck!
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:07

Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM …Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.


Doesn't bother me, I'll use TuneIn or iPlayer to stream internet radio or listen to mp3s.
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Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.
My Golf MK5 came with a double din headunit with cd changer. Not even with a usb or sd card slot. was a brilliant upgrade for me. Plus its got 4 x 55 watts amp, 4 x 22 watts rms. Standard stereo's don't even have half the power. Plus android auto and apple car play
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:07

Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM …Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.

manjbains2 m ago

My Golf MK5 came with a double din headunit with cd changer. Not even with …My Golf MK5 came with a double din headunit with cd changer. Not even with a usb or sd card slot. was a brilliant upgrade for me. Plus its got 4 x 55 watts amp, 4 x 22 watts rms. Standard stereo's don't even have half the power. Plus android auto and apple car play


you will not get a DAB double din with android auto and apple car play for £200 unless ebay second hand.That includes Pioneer, Kenwood, Alpine & Sony. You can get the Sony XAV 3500 for £350 with dab but £150 more
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:07

Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM …Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.


This is old model, new one is two iterations ahead now. I would look at reviews before buying this model
I want something like this for my Golf. But I've been eyeing this one up ebay.co.uk/itm…180. Any reason to choose the Sony over the one I linked? I like that the look fits in better with my car as well.
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:07

Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM …Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.


Doesn't bother me, I'll use TuneIn or iPlayer to stream internet radio or listen to mp3s.
I have it in my car and look at the reviews on youtube many videos including Crutchfield have gave it 4.5 out of 5
vivi_ssj31 m ago

This is old model, new one is two iterations ahead now. I would look at …This is old model, new one is two iterations ahead now. I would look at reviews before buying this model

cicobuff13/02/2019 12:07

Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM …Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.


My car has a tape deck!
manjbains13/02/2019 12:10

My Golf MK5 came with a double din headunit with cd changer. Not even with …My Golf MK5 came with a double din headunit with cd changer. Not even with a usb or sd card slot. was a brilliant upgrade for me. Plus its got 4 x 55 watts amp, 4 x 22 watts rms. Standard stereo's don't even have half the power. Plus android auto and apple car play


Are you still able to use your steering wheel controls if you have any after the upgrade of stereo?
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TheHoss3 m ago

Are you still able to use your steering wheel controls if you have any …Are you still able to use your steering wheel controls if you have any after the upgrade of stereo?


Yes you need the steering wheel module from Dynamic Sounds or Skipton Car radio. Mostly connects 2.
Danze19846 m ago

I want something like this for my Golf. But I've been eyeing this one up …I want something like this for my Golf. But I've been eyeing this one up https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RNS510-FITS-STYLE-HD-DVD-SD-GPS-SAT-NAV-7-VW-PASSAT-TOURAN-GOLF-MK5-6-T5-SALE-/112752621180. Any reason to choose the Sony over the one I linked? I like that the look fits in better with my car as well.


I had a look at a few but wanted to upgrade to a active subwoofer and wanted rca output plus 4x55 Watts. The sound is superb from the unit itself
johnnystorm13/02/2019 12:15

Doesn't bother me, I'll use TuneIn or iPlayer to stream internet radio or …Doesn't bother me, I'll use TuneIn or iPlayer to stream internet radio or listen to mp3s.


That's fine if you have unlimited phone data plans and only drive in areas that get 4G signal.
manjbains13/02/2019 12:10

My Golf MK5 came with a double din headunit with cd changer. Not even with …My Golf MK5 came with a double din headunit with cd changer. Not even with a usb or sd card slot. was a brilliant upgrade for me. Plus its got 4 x 55 watts amp, 4 x 22 watts rms. Standard stereo's don't even have half the power. Plus android auto and apple car play


I know what it comes with hence why I said amazing with all the bells and whistles it does not have DAB.
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:25

I know what it comes with hence why I said amazing with all the bells and …I know what it comes with hence why I said amazing with all the bells and whistles it does not have DAB.


DAB is rubbish. Much better coverage via 4G and data use to stream radio is tiny.
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:25

I know what it comes with hence why I said amazing with all the bells and …I know what it comes with hence why I said amazing with all the bells and whistles it does not have DAB.


Like I mentioned if dab is really important then next two models up is for £350 which is on hot UK deals too. All depends on your budget mate. I only wanted to spend max £200 as wanted more bass in my car so bought a amplified subwoofer unit too.
sussexroyal13/02/2019 12:28

DAB is rubbish. Much better coverage via 4G and data use to stream radio …DAB is rubbish. Much better coverage via 4G and data use to stream radio is tiny.


Strange, my wifes car supports DAB and we both have unlimited data plans but still use DAB when listening to radio.....as said 80% of new cars have DAB, seems odd that Sony would release something with all bells and whistles without it.....not everyone has unlimited data plans, not everyone likes the stations on FM and want more choice.
manjbains5 m ago

Like I mentioned if dab is really important then next two models up is for …Like I mentioned if dab is really important then next two models up is for £350 which is on hot UK deals too. All depends on your budget mate. I only wanted to spend max £200 as wanted more bass in my car so bought a amplified subwoofer unit too.


Not saying it is not a bad deal, just commenting about it not supporting DAB...if manufacturers do not support DAB as standard then it furthers the problem we have with the digital switchover and the slow transition (like we had with freeview) to a digital standard and the crap created with poor bitrate bandwidth.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 13th Feb 2019
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:31

Strange, my wifes car supports DAB and we both have unlimited data plans …Strange, my wifes car supports DAB and we both have unlimited data plans but still use DAB when listening to radio.....as said 80% of new cars have DAB, seems odd that Sony would release something with all bells and whistles without it.....not everyone has unlimited data plans, not everyone likes the stations on FM and want more choice.


You don't need unlimited data plans, far from it. DAB is OK in some areas but if travelling extensively streaming is the far more reliable option.
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:07

Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM …Amazing that after all the bells and whistles this has that it is FM/AM only, meanwhile 80% of new cars come with DAB.


On an old car you'd need a new aerial for DAB anyway, and the stick on windscreen ones are rubbish. You'd have to replace the original aerial. If you have unlimited mobile data you could listen to radio with Tunein or something anyway.
sussexroyal13/02/2019 12:35

You don't need unlimited data plans, far from it. DAB is OK in some areas …You don't need unlimited data plans, far from it. DAB is OK in some areas but if travelling extensively streaming is the far more reliable option.


I will have to try it instead of using DAB, only ever used it for Deezer, and in certain areas that struggles...but back to the data, yes with low bitrate it will not use as much but still will eat into data plans, not everyone has or wants to utilise low data plans for music streaming....DAB is free....like it or not it is the adoptable future of radio, and why increasingly car manufacturers are putting in cars as standard.
anewman4 m ago

On an old car you'd need a new aerial for DAB anyway, and the stick on …On an old car you'd need a new aerial for DAB anyway, and the stick on windscreen ones are rubbish. You'd have to replace the original aerial. If you have unlimited mobile data you could listen to radio with Tunein or something anyway.


As old cars die out, unless you have an old skool sunday car the only way you will get to listen is by upgrading the technology....its stalwarts that are keeping DAB back from radio choice and bitrate quality.
Can someone tell me.Does this have sat nav built in or does it only work with your phone connected with a cable.And will it work with Waze.
den16913/02/2019 12:41

Can someone tell me.Does this have sat nav built in or does it only work …Can someone tell me.Does this have sat nav built in or does it only work with your phone connected with a cable.And will it work with Waze.


It would use gps on the phone with Google maps only while connected via usb. Apparently Waze also works us.community.sony.com/s/q…_US
Edited by: "anewman" 13th Feb 2019
anewman2 m ago

It would use gps on the phone with Google maps only while connected via …It would use gps on the phone with Google maps only while connected via usb.


It will work via USB from the back of the stereo and the lead is long enough for anywhere in the front of your car. I have mine in the glove box but is long enough to reach drivers seat too. Yes you can use Waze, Google maps, Spotify etc.
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:38

I will have to try it instead of using DAB, only ever used it for Deezer, …I will have to try it instead of using DAB, only ever used it for Deezer, and in certain areas that struggles...but back to the data, yes with low bitrate it will not use as much but still will eat into data plans, not everyone has or wants to utilise low data plans for music streaming....DAB is free....like it or not it is the adoptable future of radio, and why increasingly car manufacturers are putting in cars as standard.


It is far more likely that DAB will be sidelined.
sussexroyal13/02/2019 12:51

It is far more likely that DAB will be sidelined.


There is no other aerial standard other than FM/AM, sidelined with what exactly?
Edited by: "cicobuff" 13th Feb 2019
cicobuff13/02/2019 12:58

There is no other aerial standard other than FM/AM, sidelined with what …There is no other aerial standard other than FM/AM, sidelined with what exactly?


The future of in-car entertainment is streaming.
gdansk13/02/2019 13:06

The future of in-car entertainment is streaming.


In the USA where they have not adopted the standard, yes. Users pay a monthly subscription for the likes of Sirius Radio....in Europe, no, does not seem anyone wants to pay for radio...granted you can get stations through streaming on your phone with internet radio but it is not a 'standard'.

Norway are the first country to switch off the FM standard, and this is a list of cars fitted with DAB by country.....

worlddab.org/pub…898


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Stats speak for themselves, and considering the likes of Citroen/Peugeot and Renault all have DAB in the UK models as recent, I disagree with what you are saying.


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Franken13/02/2019 12:15

My car has a tape deck!


You are lucky mine has a 8 track.
anewman13/02/2019 12:42

It would use gps on the phone with Google maps only while connected via …It would use gps on the phone with Google maps only while connected via usb. Apparently Waze also works https://us.community.sony.com/s/question/0D50B000057HVHVSA4/xavax100-touch-scree-problem-with-google-maps-and-waze-in-android-auto?language=en_US


So you can't connect the phone using Bluetooth ?
DCFC791 m ago

So you can't connect the phone using Bluetooth ?


You can via Bluetooth for phone calls, messages etc. Not Google maps or waze. Only via usb cable.
DCFC7913/02/2019 13:46

So you can't connect the phone using Bluetooth ?


You'd only get music/hands free that way. If you want to connect wirelessly you need a head unit that can do android auto over wifi such as the pioneer avh-z9100dab but they cost about £600+. Also worth bearing in mind that hooking up a usb cable means your phone is charging too, and using it for navigation will drain the battery.
Edited by: "anewman" 13th Feb 2019
anewman13/02/2019 13:50

You'd only get music/hands free that way. If you want to connect …You'd only get music/hands free that way. If you want to connect wirelessly you need a head unit that can do android auto over wifi such as the pioneer avh-z9100dab but they cost about £600+. Also worth bearing in mind that hooking up a usb cable means your phone is charging too, and using it for navigation will drain the battery.


Never have any problems with my battery. My car has also a sub/amp too with 300 Watts rms plus other security upgrades too
manjbains13/02/2019 13:56

Never have any problems with my battery. My car has also a sub/amp too …Never have any problems with my battery. My car has also a sub/amp too with 300 Watts rms plus other security upgrades too


Phone battery.
anewman1 m ago

Phone battery.


Use Sony xperia phones. Never had any problems with battery's ever. Got XZ premium now!!!
sussexroyal13/02/2019 12:28

DAB is rubbish. Much better coverage via 4G and data use to stream radio …DAB is rubbish. Much better coverage via 4G and data use to stream radio is tiny.


It's not though. I've never had trouble getting DAB in my car.
Grest price, good find
Does it come with DAB?
Is this a face off or just a handle to carry it around?
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