Sony Mobile XAV-AX5600 6.95" Media Receiver with CarPlay, Android Auto, and Weblink Cast

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Model: XAVAX5600 UPC: 027242922181 Item: 177349

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Further enhanced connection. Intuitive control.

Enjoy smooth and simple control for every journey. An anti-glare 6.95" diagonal (17.6cm) capacitive touchscreen wakes up right after turning on the ignition and gives you intuitive control over music, communications, and more. Newly added HDMI connectivity allows you to hook up external audio and visual source devices.


  • Mirror and control selected smartphone apps with WebLink™ Cast
  • Bezel-less capacitive touchscreen for a seamless display
  • Dual USB ports let you connect a smartphone and USB device simultaneously
  • Build your own system with 3 x 5-V pre-outs
  • HDMI input for an external source device

Smarter driving with intelligent voice control

With the supplied external microphone and your connected smartphone, you can use simple voice control to navigate, communicate, and play music on the road.

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.

WebLink™ Cast Compatible

WebLink™ is a lightweight app delivery platform designed especially for in-vehicle use. Using the Android or iOS device connection, it is now possible to mirror your smartphone screen right on the car audio display – for reliable, responsive infotainment anytime on the road.

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.



  • Bluetooth Audio Features
    • Audio Codec (Bluetooth Audio): SBC / AAC
    • Audio Level Adjustment: Yes (-6 dB to +6 dB)
    • Cue / Rev: Yes
    • Group (Folder) +/-: Yes
    • Meta Data Indication: Yes
    • Pause (Bluetooth Audio): Yes
    • Repeat Control (Audio Device side): Yes
    • Shuffle Control (Audio Device side): Yes
    • Track +/-: Yes
  • Bluetooth Features
    • Alphabetical Phonebook Sorting: Yes
    • Call Volume Level Control: Yes
    • External Microphone: Supplied
    • Last Dialed Call: YES (select from the dialed call history)
    • Phone Battery Level Reminder: Yes
    • Phonebook Access via PBAP: Yes
    • Recent Calls (# of): Yes
    • Ring Volume Level Control: Yes
    • Signal Strength Indication: Yes
    • Speed Dial: Yes (6 memories)
  • Bluetooth Profile
    • A2DP: Yes (1.3)
    • AVRCP: Yes (1.3)
    • HFP 1.5: Yes (1.6)
    • PBAP: Yes (1.1)
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Display Panel
    • Dimmer Adjust: Yes
    • Key Illumination: Yes (White)
  • General Features
    • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
    • EXTRA BASS: Yes (Off/1/2)
    • Equalizer: 10-band Graphic Equalizer
    • Firmware Upgradability: Yes
    • Output Power: 55 W x 4
    • Pre Out: 3 Pre (Front/Rear/Sub x 1)
    • Rear View Camera in: Yes
    • USB: Yes (Rear x2)
    • Apple CarPlay: Yes
    • Android Auto: Yes
    • Weblink: Yes
  • Monitor (AVC)
    • Brightness: 500 cd/m2
    • Contrast Ratio: 400
    • Dimmer: Yes
    • LCD Type: TFT Active Matrix
    • Resolution (DOT): 800 x 480
    • Screen Aspect: 17:9
    • Screen Diagonal: 6.95"
    • Screen Size (W x H): 6.17" x 3.2"
  • Multi-Language
    • Caution: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic/Indonesian
    • ID3 Tag: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic/Indonesian
    • Menu: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic/Indonesian
  • Panel Design
    • Key Illumination: Yes (White)
    • Panel Surface Finish Color: Black
  • Size & Weight
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.01" x 3.94" x 5.47"
    • Weight: 2.20 lb
  • Tuner Features
    • Auto Memory: BTM
    • Preset: FM18 / AM12
    • RDS / EON: Yes (RBDS)
  • USB Mass Storage Device Control Feature
    • USB Device Control (Audio Codec): USB1: PCM / MP3 / WMA / AAC / FLAC, USB2: MP3 / WMA / FLAC
    • USB Device Control (Pause): Yes
    • USB Device Control (Repeat):TRACK / FOLDER / DRIVE
    • USB Device Control (Resume Play): Yes
    • USB Device Control (Shuffle): OFF / FOLDER / DEVICE
    • USB Device Control (Video Codec): Only USB1: MPEG4-SP / AVC (H.264 Baseline) / WMV / MKV / XviD
    • USB Device Control (Audio playable file extension): USB1: .wav / .mp3 / .wma / .m4a / .flac, USB2: .mp3 / .wma / .flac
    • USB Device Control (Video playable file extension): Only USB1: .mp4 / .wmv / .mkv
  • User Interface
    • Aspect Ratio Select: Yes
    • Gesture Command: Yes
    • Parking Control: Yes
    • Parking Line Adjust: Yes
    • Rear View Camera-in Marker Setting: Yes
    • Remote Commander: RM-X170
    • Touch Panel: Yes/Capacitive

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • XAV-AX5600
  • Remote commander
  • Parts for installation and connections


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Customer Reviews for Sony Mobile XAV-AX5600 6.95" Media Receiver with CarPlay, Android Auto, and Weblink Cast

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Rated 5 out of 5
works great
glad I bought this. al lot better than factory radio
January 24, 2023
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Rated 5 out of 5
excellent system
Need to change head unit in the vehicle and once changed, I was very impressed at the sound quality and no need for extra wiring.
June 3, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Lacks Critical Features and Android Auto is a Fail
Despite the marketing info, product specs and even the box stating that it has Voice Control with Android Auto it lacks voice control over Bluetooth. I have been able to voice dial calls for at least the past decade on other head units over BT but now I can't. Sony's answer? "Why don't you just use Android Auto voice commands". Well, because I live in an urban area and get in and out of my vehicle with my phone several times a day over short drives. If I was to plug my phone in and unplug it 5-10 times per day it wouldn't be long until I was replacing an $800 phone because the USB port was worn out, not to mention the hassle. It can make calls by accessing the phonebook on screen but why Sony, why would you not include this most basic function.

Second issue I have is with one of my phones Poco X3 GT (Redmi Note 10 Pro) has a huge mic delay where the other person can't hear me for approx. 5 seconds after they answer the phone (usually they just hang up because nobody is there). This only happens with outgoing calls but it makes the "Voice Control with Android Auto" function almost useless. Yes I have updated the firmware to the latest 1.31, same issue. Sony blames the phone but it works fine on both my 2011 Ram 1500 uConnect head unit and wife's Kenwood 7706s head unit.

Third issue is that ALL outgoing calls route the audio to the phones speakerphone if dialed through AA. I have tried everything with no fix, USB debugging, upgrade and downgrade Google and AA apps, cleared caches, half a dozen different cables, factory resets and even a warranty replacement AX5600 from Crutchfield. No fix.

The fourth issue I have is that this unit doesn't support USB hubs. The problem with that is that if you have an Android phone and an iPhone you are constantly swapping cords because only one of the 2 USB inputs on the AX5600 supports AA/CarPlay.

All things considered this unit has taken me back to basically using my phone on speakerphone and the only reason I haven't replaced it with another unit is Crutchfield has no stock on anything else in the price range. I'd also have to completely rebuild my harnesses to be compatible with another brand.

Expected much much much better for the price.
March 27, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great Display
Really solid unit from Sony. Everything works well and as advertised. The touch feature, While the touch screen is not as responsive as say an Iphone screen it is good and even works with gloves on. The only thing I would have liked at this price point is full wireless bluetooth for all features cant believe they can make that work without a wired connection.
January 29, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Design and Quality! Highly recommended!
Japanese designed Sony brand name! Fast processing!
July 12, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Still not wireless Android auto or car play
Come on its 2021 where is this option? This is the only decent user interface that doesn't look like its clouded in useless garbage nobody uses after the first two weeks. But not wireless android auto or carplay. Would have been fine if the USB input actually put out more wattage to charge the phone while using android auto/carplay but every single sony headunit my phone would DRAIN. Making android auto and carplay useless if my phone can't stay charged or charging. Everything about this headunit is awesome but this is holding it back into 2015.
May 24, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Still no HD Radio?!
I've been waiting year after year for Sony to release a model with HD Radio. We're now like, 5 years in and it hasn't happened?!

Sony is the only after-market Carplay receiver with a decent interface so I've been holding out but I don't think I can't wait any more :(

Wish they did better market research. :(
April 25, 2021
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Will this fit 2013 toyota highlander?
Alexis H on Nov 15, 2022
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