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3.8 based on 6 customer reviews

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Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

Most Helpful Positive
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Fantastic Features

XAV-AX100 05/12/2017 by derenglander

I did a lot of research before buying this product and it really is what I have been looking for

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Most Helpful Critical
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Flawed, android auto is the only good bit

XAV-AX100 29/05/2017 by MarkG1234

Fitted this last night, mixed initial impressions. Could have so easily been great, but ended up disappointing. Pros Screen very clear, touchscreen works well Android Auto is superb, really very very slick, lots of app support (Google Music, Spotify, Google Maps and more) Minimalist design which i like Great sound quality Very good video and audio format support Cons Startup nag screen (this is a huge issue for me) Only 1 USB port (and no fast charge from it) No support for playlists (m3u, pls) Embarrassingly bad USB playback modes (shuffle whole device, repeat track, that's it) Slow to boot up 1990's file system support (FAT12!! FAT16, FAT32, that's it, no EXT4, no exFAT, no NTFS). Windows 10 can't even format a large USB disk in these ancient formats anymore, they are so old. No Google Now/Siri from PTT button when connected via Bluetooth (totally possible, my old Pioneer unit worked fine, this one says not possible!!)

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Fair

Design

Poor

Ease of Use

Fair

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6 Customer Reviews

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Love having Spotify as my car stereo

XAV-AX100 24/01/2018 by AAAndy

So I bought this as an Xmas present to myself with the help of my family and I was really excited to update my 10 year old car with some new tech. I had already upgraded the front speakers and I had been using an aftermarket mini jack input to my stereo but the sound quality was never right. As expected the Sony unit is very capable in the sound department with a 10 band EQ and decent, clear bass enhancing modes. However, the usability and reliability seems to be let down by unstable software. Sometimes when I connect my phone to Android Auto and press play, it plays the music out of the phone. When I select to list my music by artists in Spotify, it tries to load for a while and then crashes - I don't know if this is due to having a large list of artists to load, but I don't imagine it's an unreasonable length to deal with. Now, I don't know if the software which needs updating is a part of Android (on the phone or the stereo) or Sony's software, but I'm hoping for an update soon. I would also mention the touch screen as being difficult to use when the car is moving. Obviously the car is shaking so it's hard to keep a finger steady when touching the screen, but the screen seems to default to detecting a swipe over a button press whereas it should be defaulted the other way due to the likelihood of the finger moving unintentionally. Overall it feels like the software is not to the historical high standards expected from Sony as these issues would be apparent from testing the stereo for a few hours. As the unit is really just a screen and some software, I'm hoping my issues can be fixed with a software update. But in the meantime at least I can enjoy my personalised radio and Sat Nav in the car :)

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Fair

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It's Alive!

XAV-AX100 22/01/2018 by GandalfGreyhelm

A Double Din ICE driven by my XZ Premium (either by BT or, preferably, USB) with a usable touchscreen giving me album art and satellite navigation whilst listening to HiRes files from a 200GB SSD... What's not to like?

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Fantastic Features

XAV-AX100 05/12/2017 by derenglander

I did a lot of research before buying this product and it really is what I have been looking for

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Sony head unit

XAV-AX100 30/07/2017 by Tony2pp

Works ok but won't connect to android auto. Have tried everything to get it to work!!

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Good

Design

Average

Ease of Use

Good

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Flawed, android auto is the only good bit

XAV-AX100 29/05/2017 by MarkG1234

Fitted this last night, mixed initial impressions. Could have so easily been great, but ended up disappointing. Pros Screen very clear, touchscreen works well Android Auto is superb, really very very slick, lots of app support (Google Music, Spotify, Google Maps and more) Minimalist design which i like Great sound quality Very good video and audio format support Cons Startup nag screen (this is a huge issue for me) Only 1 USB port (and no fast charge from it) No support for playlists (m3u, pls) Embarrassingly bad USB playback modes (shuffle whole device, repeat track, that's it) Slow to boot up 1990's file system support (FAT12!! FAT16, FAT32, that's it, no EXT4, no exFAT, no NTFS). Windows 10 can't even format a large USB disk in these ancient formats anymore, they are so old. No Google Now/Siri from PTT button when connected via Bluetooth (totally possible, my old Pioneer unit worked fine, this one says not possible!!)

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Fair

Design

Poor

Ease of Use

Fair

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Great integration with your mobile

XAV-AX100 24/04/2017 by toga01

It is a best car media receiver if you are looking for integration with your mobile Fantastic ratio price - quality

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

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