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Sony XAV-AX100 vs Pioneer W6400NEX

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by NUMMI TACOMA, May 27, 2018.

  1. May 27, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    NUMMI TACOMA

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    Hi all, I need help deciding between two head units. I was almost dead set on the Sony XAV-AX100, but then pioneer just announced three new head units. Their mid-range one (W6400NEX) sounds very enticing. I like the price of the Sony ($350) versus the Pioneer ($800). The Sony does both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but it doesn’t have CD playback or an auxiliary input whereas the Pioneer does. The Sony does have a physical volume knob, which is awesome. In fact, I think it’s the only CarPlay head unit that has this feature. However, the Pioneer has physical volume up/down buttons, which is pretty nice as well. The Pioneer also does wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto which is huge. What’s everyone else’s take on this? I don’t think there are reviews of the Pioneer yet. I was hoping to order my head unit some tome in the next month.
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    I've been looking at new head units myself... what did you end up going with?
     
  3. Jun 15, 2018 at 11:21 PM
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    Hey I actually haven’t ordered anything yet. I’m still trying to figure out what I want. I have to go out of the country for work for a few weeks in the next few days, so I won’t be able to install anything until July at this point, but I’m open to suggestions that anyone may have.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    Bump... anyone have any thoughts? I’m seriously considering pulling the trigger on the more expensive Pioneer, but I haven’t even seen one review for it yet.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2018 at 1:02 AM
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    Kenwood isn't an option?
     
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  6. Jun 18, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    Do they have a good Apple CarPlay unit that has physical volume controls? If so, do you have the model number? I’d love to look it up. I’m open to suggestions outside of what I had here, but this is what I saw that met my criteria initially.
     

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