The best double DIN head unit may come from numerous brands and manufacturers and they heavily depend on the opinion of the buyer. Companies that produce head units design their very own take of what the ‘best double DIN head unit’ should have and below we have the one from Sony.
The Sony brand itself has become a household name and you can see their products being used everywhere. Just by hearing the manufacturer, you’re almost certain that you’ll love the product. True, as first glance when you compare the appearance with other head units, the XAV-AX100 is a lot simpler but what it may lack in aesthetics it makes up with quality and durability. The XAV-AX100 is considered as an all-digital multimedia head unit. Do take note that this head unit can’t play DVDs or CD since it was intended to be a smartphone integration media player. The LCD touchscreen is 6.4”, it has an external mic for hand-free calling as well as Bluetooth audio streaming.
Through a sole USB input, users can easily connect their Android or iOS devices to the Android Auto use of Apple CarPlay respectively. Both options are bug free during the operation but the overall design of Sony favor iOS over Android when it comes to the menu arrangement and visual design.
The head unit contains a 17-watts internal amplifier; the 17 watts are pushed to four channels. Such a setup allows for more adequate power compared to the majority of factory speakers. There is also an integrated low and high-pass filters for an enhanced subwoofer, tweeter configuration, full range and the 10 band EQ is even loaded with all sorts of presets; these presets can handle every kind or genre of conceivable music there is.