Sony 6.95" Digital Media Receiver w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Model: XAV-AX5000 UPC: 027242908086 Item: 170784


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Sony XAV-AX5000 Overview

The double-DIN XAV-AX5000 touchscreen media receiver from Sony is jam-packed with sought-after conveniences like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, an easy-to-see capacitive touchscreen, and more. Update your radio, not your ride, with this amazing unit from Sony.

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More screen, more music connections

Enjoy smooth and simple control for every journey, with a responsive 6.95" (17.6 cm) (diag.) touchscreen display that wakes up 2.5 times as fast as previous models, and dual USB ports, for more music options on the go.

Use with your phone

Connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to get directions, stream music, and more.

Bezel-less display

The ultra-slim 6.95" (diag.) (17.6-cm) display uses a bezel-less panel, for a smooth fit on the dashboard that blends seamlessly with your car interior.

Dual USB ports

With 2 USB ports, you can enjoy all the greatest hits from your USB device while your phone handles directions and phone calls.

Smarter driving with intelligent voice control

Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM makes it easier than ever to navigate, communicate, and play music on the road. Just connect to the XAV-AX5000 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.

Your personal navigator

Get directions in real time without ever taking your hands off the wheel. Easily navigate to your destination or search for nearby stops 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.

Bezel-less touchscreen

Bring up maps, sort through playlists, and make phone calls — all from a smooth, bezel-less display that integrates seamlessly with your dashboard. The 6.95" (17.6 cm) (diag.) screen ensures everything is easy to use and wakes up 2.5 times as fast as previous models so you can get on the road faster.

Simple button controls

Get instant access to commonly-used features such as volume, source, sound settings, and voice control for safe and easy operation on the road.

Dual USB for phone connection and music library

Thanks to dual USB ports, you can hook up storage devices to access your music library while connecting a smartphone for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Hear music your way

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

Powerful, clear amplification

Advanced signal processing from the 4 x 55 W Dynamic Reality Amp 2 removes interference, so music sounds clear and detailed. Even when you crank up the volume.

Music that jumps from your dashboard

Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer adjusts the signal, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard.

Sculpt your sound

Tailor the sound to your personal preference with the 10-band graphic equalizer.

Build your own sound system

With the three pre-outs, you can add components of your choice, like extra amplifiers and subwoofers.

Rear view camera ready

Got a rear camera installed? View it on the screen, along with customizable and removable guidelines that help you back in safely.

Easy installation with a compact rear chassis

Despite its double-DIN display, the rear chassis is far smaller than conventional double-DIN units. This makes for much easier installation and leaves plenty of room for cabling and other accessories in the space behind the display

Product highlights

  • 6.95” double-DIN touchscreen media receiver (does not play CDs)
  • Built-in amplifier: 17 watts x 4 RMS, 55 watts x 4 peak
  • Bluetooth built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • Apple CarPlay compatible w/ applicable iPhones (iPhone 5 and newer running at least iOS7)
  • Android Auto compatible w/ applicable Android smartphones (search “Android Auto” in Google Play Store to see if your phone can support it)
  • 10-band parametric EQ
  • 3 sets of pre-outs (2-volt front, rear, and mono subwoofer)
  • Rear camera input
  • FLAC high-resolution audio file playback through USB
  • Dual rear USB inputs
  • SiriusXM ready (SXV300V1 and associated subscription required)
  • Wireless remote included
  • Retain your vehicle’s existing steering wheel audio controls with an optional steering wheel control interface (sold separately)
  • Warranty: 1 year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.01 x 3.94 x 5.47 inches

General Features

  • Output Power: 55 W
  • Pre Out: 3 Pre Out
  • Sub Out: Yes
  • Zone x Zone: No
  • Aux-In: No
  • Rear View Camera in: Yes
  • USB: Yes (Rear x2)
  • Navigation: No
  • Firmware upgradability: Yes
  • Video out: No
  • Time Alignment: No
  • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
  • Equalizer: 10-band Graphic Equalizer
  • EXTRA BASS: Yes (Off/1/2)


  • Bluetooth: Yes

Tuner Features

  • Preset: FM18 / AM12
  • Auto Memory: BTM

Bluetooth Profile

  • HFP 1.5: Yes (1.6)
  • A2DP: Yes (1.3)
  • OPP: No
  • SPP: No
  • AVRCP: Yes (1.3)
  • PBAP: Yes (1.1)

Bluetooth Feature

  • Speed Dial: Yes (6 memories)
  • Recent Calls (# of): Yes
  • Last Dialed Call: YES (select from the dialed call history)
  • Phonebook (Built in): No
  • Phonebook Access via PBAP: Yes
  • Alphabetical Phonebook Sorting: Yes
  • Auto Answer: No
  • Ring Volume Level Control: Yes
  • Call Volume Level Control: Yes
  • Voice Dial Activation: No
  • External Microphone: Supplied
  • Battery Reminder: Yes
  • Signal Strength Indication: Yes

Bluetooth Audio Feature

  • Audio Codec (Bluetooth Audio): SBC / AAC
  • Pause (Bluetooth Audio): Yes
  • CUE / REV: Yes
  • TRACK +/-: Yes
  • Group (Folder) +/-: Yes
  • Audio Level Adjustment: Yes (-8 dB to +18 dB)
  • Repeat Control (Audio Device side): Yes
  • Shuffle Control (Audio Device side): Yes
  • Meta Data Indication: Yes

Panel Design

  • Panel Surface Finish Color: Black
  • Key Illumination: Yes (White)
  • Panel Detachability: No


  • LCD Type: TFT Active Matrix
  • Screen Aspect: 17: 9
  • Screen Diagonal (inch / mm): 6.95 inch
  • Screen Size (W x H mm): 6.17 * 3.21 (inches)
  • Resolution (DOT): 800 x 480
  • Dimmer: Yes
  • Contrast Ratio: 600
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m2

Display Panel

  • Key Illumination Initial: Yes (White)
  • Visualizer: No
  • Dimmer Adjust: Yes

User Interface

  • Touch Panel: Yes/Capacitive
  • Gesture Command: Yes
  • Parking Control: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio Select: Yes
  • Rear View: Yes


  • Menu: English/Spanish/French/Germany/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic
  • ID3 Tag: English/Spanish/French/Germany/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • One XAV-AX5000 touchscreen
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone w/ attached 12' cable and mounting bracket
  • 4 ISO screws
  • Owner's manual


Customer Reviews for Sony 6.95" Digital Media Receiver w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

3.3 / 5.0
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I love it
I have had this unit for six months now the capacitive touch screen over resistive, was the kicker for me
It works so well I am afraid to upgrade the firmware ( if it ain't broke don't try to fix it) once every three months or so the the screen will glitch or go dark home and back fixes the glitch and restarting the car the dark.
When installing I had the issue with the dropping of the phone I fixed that and haven't had a problem by routing the actual USB connection on the back of the unit to the key tray under the unit in front of the shifter and hooking my USB cable directly into the units USB connecter.
Problem solved hope this helps somebody who is having issues.
Works great with my Pixel 3 XL

Only wish they would drop Sirius for maestro integration or just give us the ability to remove the Sirius icon
October 25, 2019
Originally posted at
Simple operation
You don't buy a Sony for its software which is best described as 'simple' and a bit clunky or it's phone connectivity. You buy a Sony for its signal processor which everyone knows is the best. They don't make Walkmans that cost $3000 for no reason, but their $170 one sounds terrific. My AX5000 makes it very easy to get perfect sound with the bare minimum of adjustment.
October 18, 2019
Originally posted at
Galaxy S7 Edge constantly needs to be reconnected
I bought this 2 days ago and had it professionally installed, I am completely disappointed. I bought it SPECIFICALLY to work with my Android phone(Samsung S7 Edge). It works fine for about 3-10 minutes at a time then disconnects. I tried reviewing every setting on the phone and the Sony 5000. With no luck. Now on Sony forums I am reading that This Unit the 5000 has had this compatibility issue for a long time? Something that people are changing to a shorter USB cord out the back of the head unit? How the heck do I figure that out?
October 10, 2019
Originally posted at
Amazing Headunit
Most of these reviews complain about one little thing and bump the raiting down to 2 or 3. You should do research before spending hundreds on something. If it doesn't have the features you need don't buy it! This headunit is super responsive. It made my stock system sound better. Android Auto and Carplay work flawless (if it doesn't replace your usb cable).
October 4, 2019
Originally posted at
Pretty Averege
I got this unit installed a week ago in 2013 Camry. I mainly bought this to use apple and android Car play. When I use the Waze app with android auto the top One-inch area is little blurry and it does't show the name of the road you are on as the Waze app shows on your phone.The second problem I encounter with my steering wheel controls. In my Camry I can not use the call button anymore instead I have to use voice to make a phone call. As a non-native English speaker it is not that easy to make Siri or google understand what you saying. I should be able to zoom in on maps and keep my desired settings as default but that option is not there. other than that its a good looking unit with a very responsive screen. I hope sony will consider addressing these issues in their next firmware update.
September 16, 2019
Originally posted at
Best looking headunit...and that's away!
I have had this unit since 3/2019 and I love the look. People think it's OEM in my Jeep Grand Cherokee. Problem is the unit itself in regards to Android auto. Useless. I have updated the firmware, same issue, random disconnect, shutdown, I even went out and purchased a new Android phone, LG Stylo 4..same issue. I used the oem cable that came with the phone, same issue. Then tried it with a Note 10+...same issue. So not only can I not okay CD's, as this is a media player unit and it's what I wanted, but Android audio doesn't work with dropping. The car audio shop replaced the headunit...same issue. I give up. Sony I thought you were back esp after your amps and that nice hi-res headunit but now...I can't recommend your product. And 2v output? And lack of a decent xover section with some form of DSP is crazy considering what pioneer and Kenwood offer in their media only models. I would sell this radio but I don't wanna scam somebody else.
September 15, 2019
Originally posted at
Great while it worked
I bought this about six weeks ago, it was installed five weeks ago and now Apple CarPlay does not work. I have switched cables, using multiple cables. Sporadically it will work, maybe once every ten times yet it shows the phone is charging every single time. I have rebooted my phone- no luck. Reading the warranty it says I need to send the radio in. I didn't install it for a reason, Im certainly not going to try to remove it. I will call customer service tomorrow to see how frustrated they can make me.
September 14, 2019
Originally posted at
Bad Wrap
So I have to admit, I was a bit reluctant after reading all of the reviews about this head unit, but I took the plunge anyways and couldn't be happier. What piqued my interest was the obvious, Android auto and Apple carplay after playing around with a few of my friends' cars that had these features. I had the unit professionally installed and have not had a single problem with it. The display is very responsive, Android auto works flawlessly and the power out of this thing is enough to make my rear view mirror vibrate with pretty much any song with the volume at 1/3 it's capacity. I'm convinced the negative reviews may be due to user error because I absolutely love this thing.
September 13, 2019
Originally posted at
Good sound
+++ Worm and nice sound.

----- Impossible to delete useless shortcuts on home screen
Do not play HiRes audio files.
Cant play video from usb 2
Cant work in 3way mode (sub, mid, tweet)
Android auto only via cable, no mirror mode.
When you are in android mode you cant operate songs if you are listening them not
from phone :-)
Overpriced at least 2times.
September 3, 2019
Originally posted at
I am very disappointed by the quality of this stereo. Software crashes on apple car play and sometimes doesn't read the USB 1 port. I changed the cable but no improvements. I checked the software version and it is up to date.
I would not buy this thing again.
September 3, 2019
Originally posted at


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