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

3.4 / 5.0
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Nice looking unit
I sell and install the full line of Sony mobile audio products and I use the units in my own vehicle. The 5000 looks cosmetically superior with its bezel-less 6.9” screen and I do prefer this unit in my vehicle to the 100 or the 200. The screen on the 5000 is somewhat pixelated when compared to the 100 or 200 in my opinion but not very bad. The user interface is simpler than the 100 or 200 and smaller fonts which actually didn’t seem like an improvement. No video input or output aside from camera in is sort of a let down but in all reality when would I need either of these in the dash. The sound is great, the eq is easy, the Bluetooth is just about the best on the market, and the unit is VERY quick. Over all this is a fantastic unit with a very fair price tag. I have used and we currently sell units from other manufacturers that are nearly twice the price but are no where near as nice.
May 19, 2018
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Good overall design, but extremely flawed
Have had this unit in the car for a little over 2 months now, and while I like the overall design and function of the unit, it has several fatal flaws, particularly with Android Auto and USB audio. One note on the operation, this device does not have pinch to zoom capability, despite using a capacitive touch screen. Don't let that fool you.

when I initially purchased the unit, I had an iPhone 6S. Apple CarPlay seemed to work reasonably well, with a few exceptions. For example, if your phone makes any other sounds, such as you have Waze running manually, the unit will pause USB playback and not resume following the interruption, forcing you to navigate back through the menu to your USB drive and manually unpause after every notification. You can bypass this by simply not connecting the phone to the unit, but then you lose the ability to make hands-free calls and get message dictation, so why bother paying for a unit with CarPlay?

Last week, I switched to an Android phone, and have found that Android Auto function is, frankly, horrible with this unit. The connection to Android Auto frequently drops out, and only unplugging and replugging the phone restores it, most of the time. Other times the unit will say that your device is unsupported, and refuse to recognize the phone at all. Even when it does work, the resolution is laughably poor. On Waze for example, it is completely washed out looking and barely legible.

Another issue is that my Android phone will often not successfully pair with Bluetooth, despite saying that it is. Bluetooth audio works only sporadically at best. I tried to bypass the issues with Android Auto this way, but even that doesn't work properly.

Finally, this unit apparently has an exceptionally small USB drive size compatibility. I have a 128GB USB drive that I use for music storage, which is nearly full. The unit will recognize this drive, and I can play music from it, but about half of the music on the drive will not appear in the menu. Further research turned up this little gem in instructions for upgrading the firmware. "The XAV-AX5000 does not support USB storage devices over 32GB". Well isn't that just lovely? Makes me wonder if the fact that my phone is 64GB may have something to do with the issues with Android Auto?

Right now, the only hope for this unit is that Sony can pull a rabbit out of the hat and fix it's many flaws with a software update. For now, I would recommend avoiding this unit completely, especially if you were looking to use Android Auto, Bluetooth audio, or USB drives over 32 GB.
July 31, 2018
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General Features
Older Sony models had the capability to add your own custom wallpapers. Why did you take away the capability in your newest Model Sony XAV-AX5000
Please add this feature
June 22, 2018
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Good radio but missing functions
It’s a good radio but it’s missing must have features like custom wallpaper and usb2 media playback . These are a killer for me and I might end up returning it and getting a head unit with those features .
July 31, 2018
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Nice clean user interface but has SiriusXM issues
I just installed the AX5000 in my truck. I really like how the user interface is very simple, clean, and responsive. The CarPlay functionality is also very responsive.
However, I also have a problem with the sound quality of satellite radio. Using the SiriusXM tuner module I hear a lot of crackling/distortion in the signal, even on simple stuff like the traffic and weather channel. It sounds like the input level is set too high inside the unit and is being clipped/over-driven.
May 26, 2018
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Needs work.
Unfortunately, after install, the unit froze up. A bunch of lines streaked across the screen, it froze up and then the screen went black and restarted itself. This has happened multiple times. Checked my wiring and everything was fine. Even plugged in my XAV-AX200 with same harness as it is identical and had no issues. Performed factory reset and it still happened. Read another review where somebody is having the same issues. Also, Sirius output/volume level is far too high. Music is clipping and distorting. This was not an issue in the XAV-AX200. Hope this is fixed in a firmware update as I love everything else about this stereo.
May 15, 2018
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Great product
No modifications required except for a Metra DP-3002B Dash Panel. Perfect fit into a 2001 Sierra without any cutting required inside the dash compartment leaving plenty of room for wiring.
September 8, 2018
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Great upgrade for Harley Davidson
Bought unit for my Harley Davidson and it works great. Screen looks sleek mounted in dash and is very visible during the day when riding. I liked it so much I had 2 more installed in my vehicles.
January 8, 2019
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Great upgrade to my 2006 Audi A3
I bought this unit to add Android Auto to my 2006 Audi A3 and installed it myself with the addition of a third party wiring harness and steering wheel control unit. I like the quick and reliable response of the capacitive touch screen. The two USB inputs are handy but only USB1 has support for ExFAT filesystems, which I hope will be fixed with a firmware update. I've not been able to program the custom steering wheel controls so only some of my controls are functional in the preset mode. Overall very good but expecting some enhancements in future firmware, maybe even Wireless Android Auto?
July 4, 2018
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Not being able to use custom wallpapers
The prior model double din Sony XAV-AX200 has the capability to add your own custom wallpapers. Why did you take away the capability in your newest Model Sony XAV-AX5000
June 9, 2018
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