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Sony also adds Bluetooth to the mix, for a wireless link between your mobile device and the XAV-602BT DVD receiver. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android™ or Blackberry™ device, you can pair your phone and the receiver for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. You'll enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling, and you'll have touchscreen access to your phone book once your phone is paired.

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The XAV-602BT's touchscreen sports a clean, uncluttered interface.

Sony also adds Bluetooth to the mix, for a wireless link between your mobile device and the XAV-602BT DVD receiver. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android™ or Blackberry™ device, you can pair your phone and the receiver for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. You'll enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling, and you'll have touchscreen access to your phone book once your phone is paired.

Optional TomTom navigation

Sony's XA-NV300T navigation module is compatible with the XAV-602BT. The module delivers continuous access to TomTom's IQ Routes, a massive real travel time database with millions of users that keeps you informed of potential traffic tie-ups and accidents, sending you to your destination along the fastest route.

Plenty of media options

You can plug your iPhone® into the front USB input for direct control and playback of audio files, plus access to Pandora. For video and more, Sony's RC-202IPV cable (not included) connects your iPod or iPhone to the receiver, so you can enjoy playback of video content when parked, plus view and control compatible apps. You can play just about any CD or DVD, and the rear USB port and two audio/video inputs give you lots of options for connecting sources.

Sound tuning — done your way

Your music will pop, thanks to this Sony's robust built-in amp. But you'll probably enjoy taking charge of tuning the sound to match your car and your taste. The EQ7 7-band equalizer lets you set the tone curve just the way you like it, while Sony's Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) features Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), plus a Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) for a virtual center channel.

Satellite radio — experience the variety

The XAV-602BT offers the option to access SiriusXM® by adding the SXV300 satellite radio tuner (not included, SiriusXM subscription required). SiriusXM offers an unparalleled variety of music, sports, news, and talk when you're on the road.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable 6.1" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Pandora® control with iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry™ phones
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
    • Sony SensMe technology organizes your music (external computer required for setup)
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer
    • Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) features Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), plus Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) for a virtual center channel
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • iPhone/iPod control
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front and rear USB inputs, two rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear video, 5-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, mono sub)
    Other information:

    What's in the Box:

    • Double-din DVD receiver (10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • 6.1" Detachable monitor (installed)
    • Custom trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp/Aux harness
    • Remote control (RM-X271)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone (w/ attached 12' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor bracket
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 ISO mounting screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Face pouch
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Installation/Connections booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Limited Warranty sheet
    • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty
    • Important Notice
    • Detaching/Attaching front-panel note
    • Face-fixing screw note

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    Great Buy Great Price Meets What Should Be Expected For A Sony Product. For A Generic Brand Price.

    Sebastian, Albuquerque, NM


    Sony XAV-602BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (56 Reviews)

    Easy Use Great Functions

    Sebastian from Albuquerque, NM on 12/14/2017

    1997 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Buy Great Price Meets What Should Be Expected For A Sony Product. For A Generic Brand Price.

    Pros: Easy To Use Connects Fast And Plays Great Quality Pictures.

    Cons: No Built In Navigation

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    Laurie from Pequea, PA on 12/9/2017

    2008 Honda Ridgeline
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    Really great overall graphics superb!!



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    Katherine from Chester, SC on 12/7/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very impressed with your service and speediness !! Has worked perfectly since installed. Great quality



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    Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 11/9/2017

    2008 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The story is a good product, good price and fits my needs. This is a replacement for a Jensen and the sound quality of the Sony much better. Would recommend this product.



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    Anonymous from Clatskanie, OR on 10/25/2017

    2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit, easy and simple control layout. Only thing that is a little of a let down is the mirror link is not all the compatible with the newer iPhones, I should have done more reading up on that part, not crutchfields fault.


    Cons: Mirror link not all that great or compatible

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    Dan from Tallahassee, FL on 10/10/2017

    2009 Ford F-150 FX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks good, easy install. Bluetooth works excellent but anything aux it forces an app download and it barely works.



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    Crystal from Spokane, WA on 10/8/2017

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    Crutchfield was very helpful when no one else wanted to help me. I am very pleased with the service I received. I will shop here from now on. Thank you for your assistance.



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    Dan from Ohio on 10/4/2017

    2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stereo is ok Mirrorlink is a joke. Unless you have a older phone. Wouldnt reccomend this to anybody to buy.

    Pros: Nice touch screen

    Cons: Mirrorlink has small list of compatable phones you can use. Do some research before you buy one.

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    larry from Dyersburg, TN on 9/17/2017

    2007 Chrysler Pacifica
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    Good for the price

    Ramon from Navarre, FL on 9/6/2017

    2012 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio, its an older model but it still does its job.



    Lots of features

    Louis from Phoenix, AZ on 9/1/2017

    2007 Lincoln Navigator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good product. Lots of features.

    Pros: Bluetooth is easy to use. Phone conversations are effortless.


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    Anonymous from Escanaba, MI on 8/26/2017

    2008 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fits great, was a lot of work to get it there though. A little clumsy to use. The only complaint is that is does not work with with the vehicle's factory screens in the back of the van. Even though tech support has been great to deal with they still have not found a solution.



    Really bad

    Russ from Chicago, IL on 8/20/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You cannot stream music via Bluetooth this stereo is really old and Crutchfield is selling it like it's a new product this stereo is from 2012 or 2013 do not buy this stereo you'll be very disappointed

    Pros: It's pretty

    Cons: Bad Bluetooth tuners horrible it's a Sony it's old and obsolete

    Crutchfield response on 8/28/2017 Russ contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

    Great upgrade

    Rick from Chanhassen, MN on 8/2/2017

    2014 Jeep Compass
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    Great upgrade. Like the Flexibility: Light colors and inputs/outputs

    Pros: Flexibility: Light colors and inputs/outputs

    Cons: None. Does what it's supposed to.

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    Gary from Sinead, AL on 8/1/2017

    2007 Mercury Montego
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Mirrorlink does not work with my Galaxy S8+ which is very disappointing. Looking forward to adding the backup camera to the system. You would think Sony would offer the same for an android as the iPhone.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great

    Cons: Not all features work which is a great dissapointment

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    Anonymous from Huffman, TX on 8/1/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product!!!! One week old, will see the longevity factor as time marches on and determine how all the functions work for me. Very easy installation and awesome support from the ordering phase through the installation phase. Very pleased with the entire process. Will definitely use Crutchfield for my next purchases.



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    Anonymous from Kingston N.H. on 4/17/2017

    2014 Victory Cross Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm extremely happy with the product still learning how to use



    Would recommend

    Joe from Ashland, WI on 4/14/2017

    2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great screen quality & a great bargain for all the features

    Pros: Great picture with backup camera Loaded with features Good performer

    Cons: Static/dust seems to attract to it very easily


    Marc from North Port, FL on 3/31/2017

    2011 GMC Acadia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A decent radio, but the sound isn't as good as I thought it would be. Also, there's a warning that appears on the screen every time you start your car telling you not to text or play with the radio while driving, and it's very annoying because you have to tap the screen to make it go away. It would be nice if it could be disabled, but there's no setting to turn it off. It's permanent. Mirror-link doesn't want to work with my android/galaxy phone, and the Bluetooth connection is NOT impressive. Sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, even with my phone sitting within a few inches of the radio. Knowing what I know now, I probably would have gone with a Kenwood, which is what I had in my other vehicle. I liked the sound much better and it was much easier to control & adjust.

    Pros: Well, the music screen is nice...

    Cons: Moderate sound, annoying warning on every startup, a bit expensive for what was received, and a lot of bling -but not much of anything else.

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    Anonymous from DeRidder, LA on 3/31/2017

    2009 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Cool system, however its phone compatibility is very limited. I have a Samsung S7 and this unit does not support Android Auto simply because its a Samsung. Screen mirroring is what I was looking for but this unit didn't do it so I got a Pioneer that does it.




    daniel from Chicago, IL on 3/31/2017

    2012 Chevrolet Traverse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All the way from chocago - thank you crutch field this (although a few years old) is one of the best head units i have ever had str8 up. this thing has features newer head units do nott even have - and the sound/audio that comes out of this thing SWEET BABY JESUS! thanks again you've gained a loyal customer in the Midwest.


    Cons: NONE - ZILCH

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    Rogelio from Ft Worth, TX on 3/19/2017

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this unit and with all the add ons Crutchfield provides such as wire harnesses and converters. Pretty easy to install seeing as how I've never replaced a radio before ever.

    Pros: Nice visuals, pretty responsive, easy to install

    Cons: Mirrorlink hasn't been able to work for me but wasn't planning to use that feature anyway. dash adaptation kit didn't fit my car model like it said it would and had to improvise.

    Very nice!

    DAVID from OH on 3/13/2017

    2003 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice and clean unit!

    Pros: Features and looks

    Cons: None

    Too many flaws; no BT audio info

    Anonymous from Douglassville, PA on 3/7/2017

    2011 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First off, this is now a 4 year old model - but I knew that going in. Unless you have certain Sony or Samsung phones from about 3-4 years ago, don't work expect MirrorLink to work for you (again I expected that). The unit has lots of visual "fluff", but I just found them distracting and disabled them. Onscreen buttons are often small and difficult to press without focusing on the screen. Functions that should be readily available often require multiple button presses (such as changing the SiriusXM station). However, the biggest problem I found with this unit, and what made me return it, was that no song/stream info is displayed when using Bluetooth Audio. How a name-brand head unit at this price point does not display bluetooth audio info, I don't know; but that's how it functioned for me with 3 different Android devices. Perhaps you may have better luck with the unit, but I'd suggest looking others instead. Thankfully, Crutchfield support is returning the unit without issue.



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    Anonymous from Glen Cove, NY on 2/28/2017

    NO connectivity to ios devices other than hands free calls and/or music play. Navigation is terrible - Tom Tom is the default boot app, it takes forever to boot and who wants Navigation 100% of the time? There is no way to turn that off. No zooming, no ability to scroll the viewing map. When you do finally wait for the Nav. to boot, the interface is no good. It takes four touches (and 13 seconds) to change a radio station. No traffic, inputting destinations takes forever. If you do link via USB to the head, decent navigation apps don't send audio through to the system for voice directions even if usb input is selected - though that may be more of a function of the app and not the Head unit. But that's the point too - I installed this thing so that I wouldn't have to have my phone running directions with route changes and up to date traffic etc. the unit should do that. When in reverse, it takes a good ten seconds to turn on the rear camera - and sometimes it doesn't do it at all because it's too busy telling me to be careful when I'm driving, which is ridiculous. The only things that I can say that's positive at all about this unit is that the sound is excellent, but I believe that's more of a function of the sound components than the head. I would expect basically any unit to be able to play a CD or digital content clearly, and the DVD player has great resolution - but that's barely worth mentioning since the only time you can play it is when the car is standing sti

    Pros: The radio works

    Cons: Poor connectivity, poor navigation, poor interface, no customization availability.

    Nice unit. Weak on ios

    Charles from Birmingham, AL on 12/31/2016

    2007 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very nice unit. The sound is good. I have not tried the video. it is way more geared to android vs ios which was disappointing.



    Very nice affordable touch screen

    Bryce from Minnesota on 9/19/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Sony XAV-602BT is a excellent middle of the road touch screen. It is at an affordable price but not so cheap you miss out on functionality. The bluetooth connectability is great! Hands Free talking...check! DVD player...check! Even the small details are great; such as the light accenting, audio background effects, screen resolution, touch screen response, settings you are able to adjust, and overall appearance...all great. Where the head unit does fall off the mark is how well it plays with Android phones (I cannot speak for Apple though); I personally used a Samsung Note 5 for my experience with this head unit. The mirrorlink is a joke and don't bother assuming you will get this working, it is supposed to work on older Android devices but I keep up-to-date with my smartphones. The pandora app...nope, don't bother. But on an upside the bluetooth and hands free talking work flawlessly with the Android. So I am still able to listen to Pandora or anything else playing on my phone. Overall...nice head unit; it may even be great if you have an Apple and they work well together. If you have an Android and want to use all the bells and whistles go with something else. If you don't care about mirroring your phone or using your phone with the head unit then the Sony XAV-602BT is a great unit to purchase.

    Pros: Touch Screen response, Screen clarity, Bluetooth, DVD player, and overall appearance

    Cons: Android connectivity and MirrorLink

    Poor overall

    giuseppe from foggia on 8/30/2016

    Mirror link works only on few old Android devices...requires large amount of memory from your will often require all available memory.but, but, but, we are in my 500? car audio will not connect to any cell phone all its functions are just trash...last firmware update is stuck at 1.2....history

    Pros: Music quality

    Cons: Extremely old firmware...not compatible with anything newer than Android 4.2....unusable these days...still costs too much, all its features are not ever buy it

    A good start

    Phil from Kansas City, MO on 8/30/2016

    2008 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver with the add on GPS module was the least expensive way to get an in dash GPS unit in the Mustang. The sound quality is great and the added funtionality over the stock Shaker 500 is immeasurable. Sirius, GPS, HD Radio, DVD, Rear camera, Etc. my only complaints would be the user interface is rather clunky compared to similar units and the screens are purely dedicated to that function, no display of extra info, for example, what is playing on the radio while in Navigation mode.

    Pros: Cost, Better sound quality, GPS, Sirius, DVD,

    Cons: User interface

    Great unit for features, lacking compatibility for listed Android phon

    Anonymous from honolulu, HI on 2/6/2016

    2011 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the best value for the money, I have looked at Pioneer with similar features and the cost are nearly the same as this unit. I did a lot a research and this unit is far by the best of what it has to offer. Mirrorlink doesn't work for Note 4 which is a bummer but it works for Sony phones.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Need to upgrade car speakers to amp power now.

    Great sound, limited interface,

    Sunny from Colorado on 11/28/2015

    2002 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2002 GMC Sonoma, Little tricky to install, looks good and sounds awesome

    Pros: Sound, listening position, and hassle free upgrades.

    Cons: GPS unit is separate..

    Lackluster software, as expected.

    Shawn from Seattle, WA on 9/29/2015

    2010 Honda Fit Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I didn't have high expectations for the ongoing updates to this software as the reviews already shed light on how outdated and unsupported-by-design this stereo is. (A big downside to most manufacturers, I'm sure.) While the sound quality is good and the settings are fairly flexible, I do find the ridiculous "gee whiz" dancing graphics to be distracting beyond annoying. Also annoying is the hidden micro-sized button at the top of the display that you're supposed to press to gain access to the "Siri" button. I almost constantly have issues with Bluetooth audio. (Bluetooth is far from perfect anywhere, but this Sony takes the cake.) Consistently stops controlling the phone, stops audio playback, etc. It's bad enough to have to press play every time the unit turns on, unlike other stereos. The removable faceplate is nice, despite being thick and heavy. The external microphone is sufficient in my noisy car. The mounting kit supplied by Crutchfield squeaks and rattles. Took disassembling and adding felt pads to fix it. Since I've already bought into the Apple ecosystem, I'll save up for a replacement that supports wireless CarPlay (which isn't yet on the market.)

    Pros: Sound Quality. Although the display isn't high quality, the text is clear when not scrolling. (I leave the display as text on black background.) Flexible settings. Adjustable front panel illumination.

    Cons: Bluetooth audio control support is very sketchy with an iPhone, regardless of iOS version. It just stinks. The touch screen is not very responsive compared to a capacitive phone screen, requiring firm enough touches to cause discoloration of the display. The invisible button at the top of the screen defies explanation. Animated graphics are distracting and wasteful. Serious lack of software updates.

    Decent unit, poor phone compatibility

    Craig from Maryland on 9/6/2015

    2007 Honda Fit Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit produces good quality sound and is easy to use. Has some nice visual features. Integration with phones is poor! This was really disappointing. I use an Android GS4 and my wife has an iPhone5, but neither of them worked with the unit, even after installing extra software on my GS4. As a result half of the features do not work, such as playing music or video from the phone. Bluetooth calling works, but that's about it. Even the manual referenced the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 4, so it's obvious that the unit is a bit outdated. Overall, the unit looks nice, has good sound quality and a few good features that I was able to get to work, but if you're really interested in phone integration of media, this is not a great unit.

    Pros: Sound quality. Nice display.

    Cons: Terrible phone integration.

    Xav602bt in 09 jeep jk

    richard from macon ga on 6/3/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great sound easy install. Going to add nav and cam to go with xm and head unit



    Its a Sony

    RockHound from Oil Patch, ND on 4/3/2015

    2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had a lot of electronics over the years and a majority have been Sony. This head unit was the first Sony product to ever give me any trouble when the back-up camera feature didn't work. With a Crutchfield RMA the issue was resolved as quickly as possible all thins considered. With that said, I really like the XAV-602BT so far. The features cover more than I need such as Pandora and I Heart Radio, but they are there if I ever decide to go that route. I had been looking at upgrading my 2004 Tahoe for a new/newer model with the modern features such as Nav, Bluetooth, cameras, ect... and quickly realized that everything I needed in a new vehicle could be added to my current one with a double DINN. I first tried a Kenwood Excelon (model?) equivalent to this Sony, it was fussy, and not as user friendly in my opinion. If you are on the fence about weather or not to upgrade an older vehicle don't hesitate, the improvement is incredible. And for those who've committed and have narrowed it down to a couple equivalent models of other brands, this is the one you want. I wasted my time on another so that you can have those extra minutes and hours for something else.

    Pros: The bluetooth signal is strong, it will lock onto my android from 20-30 paces away. Video quality is incredible. As others have said, this thing put new life into my factory amp Bose system = saved me 100's on speakers alone. Overall cost <$1000 & If done right, it looks like OEM entertainment sys. Biggest Pro = its a Sony = both Crutchfield and Sony have my back if any issues were to develop.

    Cons: A lot of "on-off" in options to configure initially (will be same with any brand), The universal layout of the face plate puts the 1 knob and 2 buttons directly behind shifter when in park, same with Kenwood and others. Really stupid considering that the DVD is "supposed" to only operate while in PARK. Can screw the detachable (semi-permanent) faceplate into place for security but they don't send a screw, and I am not going to guess what size/length it is.

    Aggravating beyond belief

    PaulO from Marlborough, MA on 11/7/2014

    2006 Nissan Xterra
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    This head unit has by far the worst user-interface I have ever had to deal with. The radio reception is excellent, but tuning with the soft buttons is nearly impossible. Even setting the presets it sometimes freezes. Despite the monstrous screen, the radio information display is limited to about 10 characters so it is quite common for it to have to scroll and scroll to even give you the song title. When playing from an iPod or CD you get a much fuller text display, I can't see why they would have limited it for radio. Making even simple changes to settings or inputs is like going through the tortures of the doomed, and downright dangerous while driving. I would much prefer a regular old head unit with hard, multi function buttons and logical menus (think Alpine) that you can navigate much more quickly and reliably. I have had this headunit for nearly a year and every single day I tell myself I'm going to finally give it the bad review that it deserves. Today I am finally ready to shop for a replacement and I can't believe how much I paid for this piece of absolute junk.

    Pros: Great radio reception, decent power for a head-unit, cool "rear bass enhancer" really does work.

    Cons: User interface terrible, distracting and absurd. Many of the soft buttons are nearly microscopic or extremely close to other hidden buttons (there is a tiny button at the top of the screen that you have to hit about 5 times to get the ridiculous distracting "animal", "graffiti", "random" screen savers to turn off, but about 80% of the time you hit that button it triggers off some other pointless function. I cannot express how useless and aggravating this user interface is.

    It works

    dave s. from Fort drum NY on 11/3/2014

    2008 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I feel like for the price it should be full HD. Everything works great so far.

    Pros: Sound

    Cons: The screws didn't fit the bracket that the system came with.

    Mindblowing sound quality, mirrorlink needs some compatibility update

    e from Limestone, ME on 10/18/2014

    RADIO VERY easy to install, everything runs perfect untill you want to try mirrorlink...what's the point having radio and not being able using all features. Tried htc one m7, sgs3, nokia c7 and finally xperia z1but runs slow and keeps freezing...planning to try htc one m8 hopefully it will be money well spent. As the rest features it's just great.

    Pros: Sound quality, android compatibility

    Cons: Very weak mirrorlink support, hope for some updates, maybe new software or so or more open source features.

    Sony The Best Period .

    Batman nana nana from Oklahoma on 9/7/2014

    2000 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The best multimedia DVD receiver for your car.

    Pros: Bluetooth, phone integration and much more.

    Cons: None.


    Chris from Brownstown, Mi on 9/6/2014

    2013 Dodge Challenger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once again, Sony has proven to be the masters of false advertising. Lots of mind-blowing features that don't work with your phone. Written all over the box and product description, features like Mirrolink and app remote are paired with tags like "Android- compatible"... or "Blackberry -compatible", when i can count on one hand the number of actual Android and Blackberry devices that work with these features, and all of those phones went out of production five to seven years ago. They don't even include in the fine print that almost nothing is supported. Save your money, there are much cheaper options that are equally capable. You are paying extra for tech you can't use with this unit.

    Pros: Great sound quality

    Cons: lots of non-functional features, due to extremely limited compatability with phones.

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    John from Raleigh, NC on 9/2/2014

    2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in a 2008 Avalanche. I had to cut out some of the plastic behind the dash for clearance of the video cable for the backup camera.

    Pros: Looks great in the dash. Easy install with the exception of cutting away to make room for the video wire. I really like the fact that I can change the color of the buttons to match the factory dash lights.

    Cons: Had to cut some plastic behind the dash and also use a right angle adapter for the video feed on the back up cam.


    DC from Dallas, TX on 8/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed effortlessly in a 2008 Ford Expedition.

    Pros: the power was more than I expected and with Crutchfield's tech support was installed in less than an hour.

    Cons: none

    great sound quality, touchy display

    adam r. from Salem, al on 7/3/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is a great value for the money. I replaced my 2005 chevy silverado's factory head unit with this receiver and was blown away by the change in the sound quality. I had no idea my factory speakers had that much life in them! The replacement was easy. I bought the kit that retains the factory amp and steering wheel controls and it is definately worth it. All around an easy installation.

    Pros: Great sound quality. Great video quality. Lots of media features. The Bluetooth feature is easy to use and I have not had any complaints about phone conversations being unclear ( even in a diesel truck).

    Cons: The touch screen is a little hard to use in certain menus. Especially the eq7 sound menu. I have cancelled the menu while making changes several times by inadvertently touching the cancel command. The icons are really close together.

    Good Mirrorlink with HTC One (M8)

    Hingepin from St Pete, FL on 6/4/2014

    2006 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Install is an install. When you buy from Crutchfield, even the mechanically/electrically inept can do it with ease and have it look professional. Great fit in a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The unit has a single line RCA for the sub out so you may need to get a Y adapter depending on your sub amp. Nice screen and great menu navigation. HTC One (M8) Mirrorlink works well. Make sure you upgrade the headunit to the latest firmware. I had bad lag with Pandora functions. Haven't tried any of the nav apps yet. Still playing with the configurations to play Pandora over Bluetooth as a last resort. Upgraded firmware helped, but sometimes still not the fastest interface. I'm sure it will improve over time. I-pod interface takes a little to get use to but I'm trying to ween myself off that with a 64GB card in my phone.

    Pros: Easy menu navigation and configuration RDS for FM radio Good piq quality for DVD's Great simulated surround for movies. Mirrorlink works with HTC One (M8) Awesome Bluetooth quality for hands free calling

    Cons: Still a lag with Pandora with upgraded firmware, Sony's App Remote is horrible (tried it before firmware upgrade)


    M from Goldsboro, NC on 5/21/2014

    2013 Ford F-150 FX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was expecting more capatibility with the iPhone. The App remote was a little disappointing but the over all radio is pretty awesome



    Sony 602

    Randychnr from Honolulu on 4/13/2014

    2007 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo of course it's a sony.

    Pros: Sony, gorgeous display, sound is great. Display is detachable and 2 USB ports.

    Cons: Limited with iPhone. No way to adjust visualizer.

    Sony XAV-602BT

    Frank M from Los Angeles CA on 4/11/2014

    1998 Lexus ES300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good quality, easy to install and use.

    Pros: Good sound, easy to operate.

    Cons: Android based mirror link not iphone friendly

    Great Radio

    JohnH from Frisco, TX on 4/6/2014

    2008 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like this radio. The setup was easy and there are various options to choose, so read your manual. One of the features I like most is the front USB. I have loaded all of my music using NERO software onto a stubby USB thumb drive and can easily access my music using the USB Music app. The album art displays on the screen when it is playing. This makes this very appealing to the eye while the music plays very well through the head unit. I also installed the Sony NAV with this radio and it works great. The Bluetooth feature, which is connected to my iPhone also works well. The external mic seems to have good voice sound for a mobile phone handsfree option. Make sure you connect the blue wire for the wiring harness if you want the AM radio to receive signal. I called Crutchfield technical support to determine the issue and they answered my question. I wish the instructions had emphasized this requirement a little more clearly. It was no problem when went back in for a second try to correct this. Even though you can select from multiple screen saver displays, I would have liked to have had more options. I chose to buy an open box item to save a few dollars and had no issues with the open box item. The contents were included just like Crutchfield explained.

    Pros: Great Sony product. I picked this one because of the features and options for the price.

    Cons: At the moment, I have no complaints.

    I like it

    Mike V. from Detroit, MI on 4/6/2014

    2011 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty good, I usually go with Sony because i'm used to it. I do most of my listening through the ipod, and i must say the on board ipod controls are a bit problematic at times. and often result after a while in my ipod crashing, this seems to be avoided by turning on passenger ipod control and controlling it directly, but then the display becomes boring just telling me that its on passenger control. as far as the display goes it has various things to display while your listening to music in the background. but for some reason they dont include the groovy lines bouncing up and down to the music, thats all i really want. otherwise I like it fine, controlling via touch screen is great and intuitive. sound is good. and i dont bother with alot of the features. i'm more of a minimalist when it comes to all that.



    Mirrorlink doesn't work

    Kevin from Jacksonville, FL on 3/10/2014

    2003 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like the receiver but was slightly disappointed overall with it. I didn't research properly and found out after installing that my Samsung Galaxy S4 active doesn't actually work with the Mirrorlink bluetooth functionality of the receiver. I wanted to conveniently control the music on my phone in the car with the in-dash receiver without having to plug in any cables to the phone but they are incompatible. I think this is actually Samsungs fault though. Also, I didn't notice that there wasn't an auxiliary audio input on the receiver. Why would you omit this feature these days??? I was about to return the unit but discovered that it can play video files from USB Flash drives. Awesome! So now I just play music videos I downloaded from The Tube and don't give as much of a Hoot about not being able to control my phone with the Mirrorlink. (Red traffic lights don't bother me anymore! hah!) I am glad it has a rotary volume knob. It should show the clock when you pause a video or tap the screen to bring up the video controls at least but it doesn't. You have to stop the video and go to the main menu controls to see what time it is; it is easy to get back to where the video was playing though. Its dumb that you have to do that. The receiver works great with my Galaxy S4 Active for bluetooth telephone calling. The included mic works great and nobody has complained of me sounding weird while talking. That feature is awesome. The menu kind of sucks.

    Pros: The screen is very nice. Rotary volume knob is excellent. pressing the volume knob changes your playback sources. plays videos from the usb ports. i

    Cons: Mirrorlink is not compatible with every device, no Auxiliary Audio input jack, menu is a pain to navigate, have to scroll up and down in a semi 3d plane to cycle through available playback sources/options. Would be easier side to side instead. Pretty expensive.

    Sony XAV-602BT

    Marc from Oakes, ND on 2/17/2014

    2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like it. I get lots of comments on the stereo. The sound quality is great and so is the ease of movie around the apps and sources on the stereo. Screen switching is very fast and video is clear and bright. I wouldn't say it is worth the money however.



    Very pleased with xav602

    Matt from Colorado on 1/2/2014

    2008 Smart fortwo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit was super easy to install and has all the features I need. I added the tomtom and Sirius options and they both worked flawlessly. It looks great in the dash of my Smart car, and it fit perfectly with plenty of room to spare. I love the fact that I could make the button colors match exactly the other ones in my dashboard. And as to be expected with Sony, the quality of the LCD display is superb. I haven't figured out all of the menus and settings yet, as with any device that does so many different functions, that's to be expected. However, hooking up my iPhone to do hands free calling and stream music was a piece of cake. I was considering the Alpine but settled on the Sony because Alpine has some sort of goofy parking brake sequence you have to follow to access settings menu.... according to other reviewers on Crutchfield. The Sony doesn't have any of that nonsense, it attaches to brake with one wire and doesn't have silly restrictions on accessing tone and balance settings while car is in motion. All it does is lock out DVD display, which is good enough to make it legal. To respond to the other reviewers who had problems finding map updates... They are out there on tomtom's website. I was able to update my maps to October 2013, for free. You just have to search for them. The link included in the package doesn't work. Overall, so far I feel like I made the right choice with the XAV-602.

    Pros: Sony quality, feature rich, easy installation. Looks good. Starts up fast, responsive interface.

    Cons: The removable front panel (anti-theft) is poorly designed. You have to lift up the left edge of the panel to free it from the head unit. Unfortunately with the majority of installs, the bezel is flush mount, making it almost impossible to lift the edge of the panel upward. Hard to explain, but bottom line is if the unit is flush mounted or recessed the anti theft mechanism will not work without really pulling hard on the display and risking breakage. Map updates are a little tricky.

    Pleased with Purchase

    Kyle from Atlanta GA on 12/22/2013

    It works as advertised, I was suprised Mirror link worked (Limited) with a Tracfone Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C as did sony remote app. Not cheep after you add the Syrius tuner and the Tom Tom Navagation NV300T. I did want HD radio, But no-one had a HD radio with Tom Tom navagation. Not much on the internet about the Tom Tom Map updates, and so far it seems like a call to sony sends you to tomTom, and a call to tom tom sends you to sony, But it's new, and there are no updates available yet!.

    Pros: It's all good

    Cons: Price; My only fear is waiting to see how TomTom handles the Map updates, as yet the TomTom accound still keeps asking me to connect my Nav unit, and Ny Nav unit has a removable SD card, also it asks for my serial # and they keep telling me all tomtoms have 12 Numbers, and I keep telling them this is a sony, and has 7

    Good quality but no dual Blue Tooth Conection

    JAM from NM on 12/22/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I returned this unit because it did not support dual Blue Tooth connection. This was essential for me as I listen to iTunes via my iPad mini and receive/make calls via my droid. (JVC supports and automatically manages dual Blue Tooth connections) If this is not a requirement for you then this is a great choice. Sound quality is exceptional. Has simulated surround sound that can be optimized for each seat position.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality with surround sound. Independent volume offset for each function. Convenient menu navigation with most used icons up front. Very useful remote control provides convenient functions. Eg: Change surround sound seat position, turn off display, etc

    Cons: Can only connect 1 Blue Tooth device at a time. No advance Blue Tooth audio control. Eg: playlist browsing, song lists, etc. (I've only seen this feature on a Toyota JBL receiver)

    Good Overall

    ac from Bakersfield, CA on 12/5/2013

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this deck in my F-250. Sound much better than the stock stereo. The ipod and Pandora functions work great with my iPhone 4s. The phone functions well but it has a lot of background noise for the person on the other end, can make it hard to hear at times. The Mirrorlink feature does not seem to work with iPhones which is a disappointment. The menus are easy to navigate and the background animations are interesting to watch when you're a passenger. Overall the whole system works well but the price is high for not having navigation or Xm built in. If the external adaptors were not so expensive then this deck would be a great value.

    Pros: Great menus, pandora functions perfect

    Cons: Mirrorlink not compatable with iPhones, no navigation and xm built in, adaptors very costly to add features.

    Sony XAV-602BT

    Gil C from Denver, CO on 11/29/2013

    2003 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great in dash audio system. Sound control is somewhat robust (though I have seen better). Low-end frequency control, for bass, is focused on. Would be better if it were more "future proof." While it can be updated via firmware, it does not have the ability to load more apps like comparably priced systems. Overall, I would recommend just don't expect TOO much out of it. Also if you have an iPhone 5S, communication between the system and the phone is kind of buggy. I have not been able to find the support page for the 602BT. Only the 601BT is available.

    Pros: Display. Sound. Ease of Use.

    Cons: Somewhat pricey for the features it has. Navigation add on is another $200...


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input RCA (rear) x 2
    USB Input Front/Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen Display
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    Disc & USB Playback
    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Detachable Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-602BT DVD receiver features a 6.1" widescreen (17:9) touchscreen LCD monitor. The WVGA LCD monitor has a high resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB; with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD monitor provides touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    • Gesture Commands (with Touch Effect): You can perform frequently-used operations by making command strokes across the XAV-602BT's touchscreen display. Draw a horizontal line left-to-right to skip/seek forward or draw a horizontal line right-to-left to skip/seek backward. You can also draw a vertical line upwards to fast-forward a video or skip forward in a folder; as well as draw a vertical line downwards to reverse a video or skip backward in a folder. When the Touch Effect feature is activated the touchscreen will display a light trail where you have touched the display.
    • Background Themes: You can select between various background themes for the head unit's touchscreen monitor. Choose from Animal, Balloon, Gate, Glow, Graffiti, Ink, Random, or Off.
    • Icon Adjustment: You can choose for the unit's Home screen menu icons to be displayed based on how often they are used or by system default. These same icons can be displayed in a 2D or 3D mode.
    Note: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is best suited to your first language; English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, or Tai.

    Detachable Display w/ Caution Alarm: The unit's 6.1" touchscreen monitor is detachable and comes with a carrying pouch to deter theft. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the LCD monitor non-detachable, if desired. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Dynamic Color Illuminator: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-602BT also offers a rotary knob and hard-key buttons along the left side of the screen. Dynamic Color Illuminator lets you match the head unit's button illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components (35,936 color choices). With selectable Sound Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio source. You can select from 12 preset colors (red/amber/m-amber/yellow/white/light green/green/light blue/sky blue/blue/purple/pink), customized color, & 5 preset patterns (rainbow/ocean/sunset/forest/random).

    Picture Settings: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, Sepia, or Custom (1/2). The Custom (1/2) Picture EQ modes allow you to make your own picture quality settings by adjusting the picture tones manually. You can adjust the Brightness, Color, and Color Tone (warm/normal/cool). You can also change the screen's aspect ratio of the DVD receiver's LCD monitor to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Wide, Full, or Zoom.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 22-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    Dimmer + Auto Off: To change the brightness of the display you can set the XAV-602BT to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5. When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting at a set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or No.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1 + EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony XAV-602BT. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-602BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be paired with the XAV-602BT, however, only one device can be used at a time. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-602BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the XAV-602BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-602BT, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways. You can manually dial phone number using the unit's touchscreen or make call using the voice tags stored in your mobile phone. You'll also be able to access your phonebook (up to 1,000 contacts/3 numbers each, as well as store 6 of your favorite contacts for speed dialing. In addition, the unit stores the last 20 calls, allowing you to select the last dialed/received/missed phone numbers. You can even use its redial function to quickly dial the last number called.
    Note: The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.465" (diameter) x 1.425" (depth).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The Sony XAV-602BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XAV-602BT. You'll be able to control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit will also display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control advanced music playback functions. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Sony XAV-602BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "Home/Voice" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the XAV-602BT and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Sony XAV-602BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Direct: The Sony XAV-602BT supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin Apple device through its front- or rear-panel USB ports (use the cable that came with your Apple device or other "Made for iPod/iPhone" cable). The XAV-602BT offers audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Sony XAV-602BT's USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Sony head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 120dB.

    • Playback Control: The XAV-602BT provides control over your connected iPod/iPhone device with the ability to choose from various playback & search modes to suit your application. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Album, Track, Genre, Playlist, Artist, or Music Podcast. You can then search within a specific Quick-BrowZer category alphabetically (A-Z). With the unit's Zappin feature, you can play music tracks & albums in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your connected iPod/iPhone. The XAV-602BT also supports Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes. You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or active Passenger App Control.
    • Music Information + Album Art: When in Head Unit Control mode, the DVD receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, Artist/Album Name, and Album Art. The XAV-602BT will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps. The Passenger App Control mode does not offer song/artist information display.
    • 1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony XAV-602BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/9/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit Passenger App Pandora App App Remote Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony multimedia head unit has a front loading disc slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Sony XAV-602BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The Sony XAV-602BT supports various audio & video files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. Files recorded onto data CDs must be formatted in ISO 9660 level 1/2 or Joliet/Romeo. Files recorded onto data DVDs must be formatted in UDF Bridge (combined UDF/ISO 9660). The XAV-602BT can support up 256 folders, and a combined 2,000 folders and files on a disc.

    Dual USB Ports: The DVD receiver is equipped with a front-panel and rear-panel USB (type-A) port that can be used for plugging in (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB devices; such as select Android devices (Froyo/Gingerbread 2.2+ OS only), digital audio players, and thumbdrives. The rear-panel USB port is attached to the rear-chassis via a 58" cable. The head unit can play video, photo, and audio files stored on a compatible USB device. The files must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The head unit can recognize up to 10,000 files from a single USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The USB ports are not MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) or MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible.

    Media File Playback: The Sony XAV-602BT supports a variety of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.

    Compatible Video Files Codec File Extension Max Bit Rate Max Resolution Max Frame Rate
    H.264/AVC (USB only) .mp4, m4v 14 Mbps 1280 x 720 30 fps (30p/60i)
    MPEG-4 .mp4 12 Mbps (USB), 10Mbps (DVD), 7Mbps (CD) 720 x 576 30 fps (30p/60i)
    WMV (USB only) .wmv 20 Mbps 1280 x 720 30 fps (30p/60i)
    Xvid .avi, xvid 8 Mbps (USB), 10Mbps (DVD), 7Mbps (CD) 720 x 576 30 fps (30p/60i)
    Compatible Audio Files Codec File Extension Bit Rate Sampling Frequency Information Display
    MP3 .mp3 48-192 kbps (VBR) 32, 44.1, 48 kHz ID3-tags (16-126 characters)
    WMA .wma 64-192 kbps (VBR) 44.1 kHz WMA-tag (63 characters)
    AAC .mp4, .m4a 40-320 kbps (VBR) 44.1, 48 kHz iTunes (126 characters)
    PCM (USB only) .wav 1,411 kbps 44.1 kHz n/a
    Compatible Photo Files Codec File Extension Profile Max Resolution Total Resolution
    JPEG (USB only) .jpg, jpeg DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21 (Baseline profile) 6048 x 4032 24,000,000 pixels

    Playback & Search Functions: The XAV-602BT offers the following USB search & playback functions.

    • Track List: The Sony XAV-602BT displays a list of albums, folders, tracks, images, or video files stored on a disc or USB device, so you can quickly search your audio/video content.
    • Quick-BrowZer: Allows you to search for a track on a connected USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist)
    • Jump Mode: Gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments.
    • Zappin: Play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your inserted disc or connected USB device.
    • Repeat: DVD (Title/Chapter), CD (All/Track), MP3/WMA/AAC (All/Track/Folder), Xvid/MPEG-4/WMW/H.264 (All/File/Folder)
    • Random: DVD (Title), CD (Disc), MP3/WMA/AAC (Folder), Xvid/MPEG-4/WMV/H.264 (Folder)
    • Multi-Disc Resume: The Sony XAV-602BT can store the playback resume settings in its memory for up to 5 DVD discs.

    Off Insert/Eject + Audio Reload: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc playback, when a disc is inserted with the receiver set to a different source or powered off. The DVD receiver will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Content Transfer/SensMe Online Software: The Content Transfer/SensMe online software can organize your music into playlists that perfectly match your mood, scene, and location, making it easier to choose the music that fits the moment. SensMe actually looks at the beats-per-minute and automatically groups your music (stored on your windows-based computer) into channels, making listening and managing all of your content even simpler. Once you have downloaded & used the SensMe software to organize your PC's music, you can then transfer that music to your USB mass storage class device (Not iPod/iPhone or MTP Device) for playback on the Sony head unit. You can select & play a channel that fits your mood from the following categories.

    • Time of Day: Tracks are recommended for each time of day. Choose from Morning, Daytime, Evening, Night, or Midnight.
    • Music Type: Plays tracks according to the music type. Choose from Energetic, Relax, Upbeat, Mellow, Lounge, Emotional, Dance, and Extreme.
    • Driving Type: Plays track that are suitable for type of driving. Choose from Freeway, Chillout Drive, Weekend Trip, Midnight Cruise, Party Ride, Morning Commute, and Going Home.
    • Mood Map: Distributes tracks as dots on a two-axis mood map, based on the characteristics of individual tracks (last 200 tracks transferred). Simply touch a point on the map according to your Mood (Sad/Happy), Type (Acoustic/Electronic), Style (Soft/Hard), or Time (Morning/Midnight) and a circle appears around the touched point, and the tracks inside that circle are played.
    Note: Download of the Content Transfer/SensMe online software to your windows-based computer is required to enable the SensMe function on this head unit. The software must be downloaded to your PC & then music content must be transferred to a USB (MSC) device. The SensMe software is not compatible with iPod/iPhone or USB MTP devices.

    System Requirements for SensMe Software: Your Windows-based computer must meet the following system requirements.

    System Requirements
    CPU Intel Pentium III Processor 450 MHz or higher
    OS Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP1 or later), Windows XP (SP2 or later)
    RAM 256 MB or more (for Windows XP), 512 MB or more (for Windows Vista or later)
    Port USB
    Monitor High color (16-bit) or more, 800 x 600 dots or more
    Connection Internet
    Note: 64-bit & Media Center versions of Windows XP are not supported. Not compatible Mac.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically (BSM). BSM (Best Tuning Memory) selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.

    Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The Sony XAV-602BT DVD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio that is being streamed to your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (A2DP/AVRCP/SPP profiles). You will need to download the latest Pandora App version onto your compatible smartphone device from Apple's App Store or Google Play. The Sony XAV-602BT will display song/artist/album information, as well as provide control over your Pandora music.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • New Station: Based on a currently playing track or artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account. Stations can also be deleted.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, 4G (LTE), or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora Internet Radio music service account. Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony XAV-602BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp w/ 24-Bit DAC The Sony XAV-602BT DVD receiver features a newly developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound. In addition, the XAV-602BT is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle. The Sony XAV-602BT also utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-602BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the XAV-602BT are as follows:

    5ch/5V Preamp Outputs + Subwoofer Control: The XAV-602BT contains five 5-volt RCA preamp outputs; a front channel pair, rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear channel preamp outputs can be faded. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the head unit's volume control from -6 to +6 in 1dB increments. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preamp output features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.

    EQ7: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music types; Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom EQ7 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-8dB) of seven different frequency bands; Band1 (63Hz), Band2 (160Hz), Band3 (400Hz), Band4 (1kHz), Band5 (2.5khz), Band6 (6.3khz), and Band7 (16.0kHz).

    ASE (Advanced Sound Engine): The Sony XAV-602BT offers multi-channel playback with its Advanced Sound Engine, featuring Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO), and Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE) to create a virtual 5.1 listening experience to rival the most advanced home theater equipment.

    • ITA (Intelligent Time Alignment): This unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker and subwoofer to suit your position, giving you the feeling of being in the center of the soundfield wherever you sit in the car. The options for the Listening Positions are - Front Left, Front Right, Front Center, All, Custom, or Off. The Custom ITA mode allows you to precisely calibrate the output from each speaker so that the sound from all speakers reaches the listener at the same time. Simply measure the distance between your listening position and each speaker from 0 to 13.1' (in 0.8125" increments). You can also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or Far.
    • CSO (Center Speaker Organizer): A typical surround sound systems has 5 speakers (front left/right, rear left/right, center) and 1 subwoofer. CSO allows you to create a virtual center channel speaker even though a real center speaker is not connected.
    • RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer): RBE enhances the bass sound by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no subwoofer connected.

    Level Adjustments: You can adjust the audio output level for a DVD recorded in Dolby Digital format, to reduce the volume level differences between disc and source. Dynamic Range Compression makes the sound clearer when the volume is set to low while watching a DVD movie. You can set the Audio DRC to Standard (normal) or Wide (live performance). In addition, you can adjust the volume level of each connected speaker individually.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connections

    Dual Audio/Video Inputs: The XAV-602BT is equipped with two audio/video inputs for connecting an external audio/video source. Each audio/video input consists of a composite video jack and a pair of stereo RCA jacks. You can adjust the audio level of the audio/video inputs from +/-18.

    Video Output (with Dual Zone): The XAV-602BT features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can simultaneously enjoy different sources in the front and rear of your vehicle. You can select from any source for the head unit's touchscreen monitor. You can only select Disc for the connected external monitor. When Dual Zone is activated, use the head unit's touchscreen to control the front source and use the included IR remote to operate the rear source.

    Rear View Camera: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. You can view a Normal or Reversed (mirror) image, as well as display marker lines to assist you while backing up. The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an optional rear camera (sold separately) is installed on your vehicle. When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera. The purple/white wire (attached to the unit's preamp output harness), must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.5 seconds.

    Optional TomTom Navigation System: Connect the optional XA-NV300T TomTom navigation system (158XAN300T, sold separately) to the XAV-602BT's rear-panel USB input to get continuous access to TomTom's intuitive user interface and world-class mapping technologies, including IQ Routes, the word's biggest real travel time database. You'll never have to worry about network connections or data costs because the system works independently of your smartphone.

    Remote Control

    App Remote Technology: Sony's App Remote Technology offers two-way communication between the Sony XAV-602BT and your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (OS 2.2+)). You will need to download the free Sony App Remote application from Apple's App Store or Google Play This application integrates compatible Apple iOS and Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony CD receiver and lets you launch apps from the head unit. You can operate basic functionality of compatible audio apps directly from the receiver (operation differs depending on the app). Movie and navigation apps will continue to be controlled from your smartphone. In addition, you can control the receiver's sources directly from the application on your smartphone using simple finger gestures and see detailed source information on the phone's touchscreen.

    • Receiver Sources: The App Remote lets you access the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, iPhone, Bluetooth, and Aux sources from your phone's touchscreen. You can use finger gestures to tap, flick left/right, or flick up/down on the phone's touchscreen in order to change AM/FM Band, Play/Pause a track, Seek Up/Down a track or station, select a Preset, or access an Album. You will also be able to see song/artist information from MP3/WMA/AAC and smartphone sources, as well as station identification numbers from AM/FM radio.
    • Compatible Apps: The App Remote also provides various music, movie, and navigation apps which can be accesses from the Sony XAV-602BT's source list. Available operation differs depending on the application.
      • Music Apps: Music apps include; Pandora, AUPEO!, iHeartRadio, MOG, and TuneIn. The head unit only provides basic Play/Pause functions and no song/artist information for these music apps.
      • Movie Apps: Movie apps include Netflix and YouTube. Video will be displayed on your smartphone's screen, while the audio plays through your vehicle's speakers. You can control Play/Pause from the XAV-602BT. Other playback functions will need to done on your smartphone. Subscription may be required. You should not watch videos while your vehicle is in motion.
      • Navigation Apps: Supported navigation apps include Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, and MotionX GPS Drive. The map screen will display on your smartphone's touchscreen, while audible directions can be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can continue to listen to music streamed from your smartphone while navigating; the unit will attenuate your music during a navigation voice-prompt. Control of the navigation apps will still be done through your smartphone's touchscreen. Fees may apply for some navigation apps & functions.
    • Voice Communication + Notification Readout (Android only): Exclusive to Android devices, App Remote technology for the XAV-602BT head unit adds a voice user interface for voice control of apps and functions such as navigation and music playback, notification readouts including RSS feeds, Twitter, and text message reply. Through voice operation, you can safely and comfortably operate your smartphone in the car from the Sony XAV-601BT DVD receiver. Incoming SMS/E-mail and Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through the Sony XAV-601BT and your vehicle's speakers to keep you in touch.
    • Custom Sound Settings: From your Android smartphone remote screen, you get access to audio & DSP settings (Equalizer, Volume Control, Fader/Balance/Subwoofer, and Listening Position).
    Note: Access to the music, movie, and navigation apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    IR Remote Control: The Sony multimedia head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X271) for easy operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    Great price! [ chris  Oct 07, 2017 ]
    I liked the features on this headunit [ Melissa  Oct 03, 2017 ]
    Like Sony. [ Devin  Sep 23, 2017 ]
    Demo video showed it very well, I wanted something with amber button lights to match the dashboard lights. The price was exceptional was well. [ robert  Sep 18, 2017 ]
    I've always been comfortable with Sony interfaces and this unit had all the features I needed an few I didn't. [ Dave  Aug 24, 2017 ]
    The best price Ive seen for this on any website plus with the wire and dash kit deal it was a no brainer ! [ Xavier  Aug 21, 2017 ]
    On sale and love Sony products. Have always bought Sony they make great TV's, Blueray players, home stereo receivers and Car stereo equipment. [ Donald  Aug 16, 2017 ]
    Has all of the features that I wanted, but retains a more OEM appearance than the newer Sony unit with identical features. [ Troy  Aug 04, 2017 ]
    Looks nice. Has features I was looking for. Price was in range. [ Daniel  Jul 31, 2017 ]
    Better to have it than not [ S  Jul 30, 2017 ]
    All the features I wanted [ william  Apr 24, 2017 ]
    price and features [ roberto  Jun 29, 2016 ]
    Sony makes one of the best products in electronics and a friend use to have a Sony receiver and loved it until he upgraded to higher end sounds with an okay receiver the shop had. [ Evan  Feb 03, 2016 ]
    Nice features, Nav, Sirius, Blueteeth, all that. Nice screen. Sony is midgrade quality which was appropriate for the job. [ MATTHEW  Dec 08, 2015 ]

    23 questions already asked

    Yes there is an aux input on the back of the head unit. [ Samuel  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    Only in the back and must be wired under or through the dash to use. Not well thought out. [ Kevin  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    No [ SAMUEL  Dec 30, 2017 ]
    I haven't tried to test waterproof, but looking at it's construction I would say it's not waterproof. Sorry. [ Terence  Oct 08, 2017 ]
    No, not at all. [ Kevin  Oct 07, 2017 ]
    No it is not water proof and I do not recommend this for marine use if that is your plan. Hope it helped. [ Samuel  Oct 07, 2017 ]
    No [ ROBERT  Oct 07, 2017 ]
    Yep it's one the choices on the top menu. You can cycle on several backgrounds, including solid black. [ Terence  Oct 08, 2017 ]
    Yes it can be flat black [ ROLANDO  Sep 12, 2017 ]
    The box has a remote bass knob that you can mount anywhere to turn up ot down the bass from the driver's seat. No I do not think it has a power button. It's hard wired. [ ROBERT  Sep 07, 2017 ]
    Not sure I only had it for a day or two I traded it in for a different model [ SAMUEL  Aug 10, 2017 ]
    I have not found a way to turn the power off on the sub. You can adjust the gain all the way off. [ Kevin  Aug 10, 2017 ]
    yes you can ... go to settings and scroll down to EQ/subwoofer settings and go from there [ daniel  Aug 10, 2017 ]
    Thanks for your question. Yes it does. The Sony XAV-602BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. [ Kenny  Jul 21, 2017 ]  Staff
    I don't know about the front camera I only used for rear [ ROLANDO  Mar 10, 2017 ]
    Yes, the XAV-602BT features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit, and simultaneously enjoy different sources in the front and rear of your vehicle. So you can have the navigation displayed on the in-dash screen while the DVD is playing through the rear monitor. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry  Mar 19, 2017 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Mar 07, 2016 ]  Staff
    This unit has a separate volume level for the sub woofer/amp. You can also select sub off to kill the signal to the amp. [ james  Sep 02, 2015 ]
    Sorry, but I'm not using it with an additional amplifier. [ Alexander  Aug 14, 2015 ]
    Did you set one? I couldn't find that setting. My older Sony unit had it. [ Terence  Oct 08, 2017 ]
    I wasn't even aware there was a security code problem like on Honda vehicles. Try the manual reset bottom when you take off the faceplate [ gonzalo  Jun 02, 2015 ]
    What Security Code? Also you can get the manual online. [ Roy  Jun 01, 2015 ]
    You can change the wallpaper, and can have different wallpaper for both the boot screen and normal operation. Just put the images you want on a thumb drive and upload to the unit via USB. The color of the buttons is also configurable. [ Michael  Mar 18, 2015 ]
    Yes I believe you can, I don't have this stereo anymore but I remember my favorite part was that the background had nice animations and it had a color changing mode. Like the rainbow effect is what I always had it on. [ MARC A  Mar 15, 2015 ]
    It should be. It is compatible with Android operating system phones and that is what the Droid Turbo uses. Works great with my Samsung android phone. [ JOSE J  Feb 27, 2015 ]
    I have an iPhone so I don't really know the answer [ Alexander  Feb 25, 2015 ]
    I have used it with Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 but not with a Droid Turbo. [ henry  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    Any android phone will pair with the unit via Bluetooth. So the real question is what are you trying to do with the unit and the turbo. [ DEMETRIUS V  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    I liked the stereo, and it seemed to do well with my droid, but did not work with older versions of iPod so I sent it back. Sorry I have no other info. [ BRANDI  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    Can't answer 100% but i'm pretty sure no. There is an app to make the XAV and your android device communicate, but it only really works with the S3 and like one other obsolete Android device. This is another in a long line of Sony products that technically works with Android, and they advertise it as such, but it really doesn't. [ Christopher  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    Yes. [ Martin  Feb 10, 2015 ]
    If the camera has a wireless reciever then yes. I do t recommend this unit if the attraction is mirror link .. out of 3 phones I have tried it with, it worked intermittently with one for a couple months then after a phone update it stopped working. [ John  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    Yes works great. [ David  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    According to the documentation, the rear camera is wired only. [ Jay  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    I just put flac files onto a usb and the unit did not show them. however my phone does play them so that might be an option for you. hope I could help. if youd like me to test another method let me know [ Zachary  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    No, it will not. [ ADAM D  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    U need to buy it separately. I didn't, it costs about $250 from Sony. Just stream the audio of the GPS through the Bluetooth. [ gonzalo  Oct 30, 2014 ]
    Nope. It is an option..... a $249.99 option. Click on the "Accessories" tab and you will see the sony adapter over there [ Steven  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    The unit does not include a GPS. [ Jay  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    You need an external adaptor, it does not do gps unless you use your smartphone. [ ADAM  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    You have to buy the add-on navigation extra. [ JOHN  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    You would also need to purchase the GPS adapter to have that capability. Alternatively if you cell phone is one of the rare phones that has the Mirrorlink capability then you can use the GPS App on your phone and it will be displayed on the headunit screen. My phone is a Samsung Note 2, and the Mirrorlink worked very well when I purchase the stereo, but as Samung did not upgrade their Drivelink app to work with KitKat, my phone no longer work with Mirrorlink. [ ROMAN  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    Nope. You need a rather pricey Sony adapter. I think crutchfield sells it. [ Paul  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    Mine does the same thing. Maybe it has to do with using the rear USB jack? [ Terence  Oct 08, 2017 ]
    I don't have that problem. It maybe that you have it set that way in your setting. I would contact Sony customer support. [ Roy  Jun 11, 2014 ]
    The HTC is not compatible. There are several Nokia, Sony and two Samsung phones that are. You can go to the sony website for a list of phones [ CHRISTOPHER  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    Mirrorlink depends on phone support. If you have the app then it will work, if you do not, it probably won't. Having said that, the other connection options work very well with our family of droid Bionic, RazrMaxHD and Samsung S4 [ Jay  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    I can not comment on the HTC One, but I know it is not with the Samsung Note 3. [ James  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    Sorry, I do not know. I do not have that phone. [ JOHN  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    I don' t know I own an iPhone and is not compatible , [ armando  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    I do not now since my Ph. is IPhone 5 [ ARLEN  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Although the 158XAV602B has front and rear USB ports, only one can be selected at a time. I'm pretty sure both will charge devices that are plugged in but, just as you would do with AM/FM or CD, you can only select one at a time. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 18, 2014 ]  Staff
    The manual states that there is a 10,000 song limit on USB connected devices. I tried this with a 1 GB USB stick with about 100 songs and it worked very well whether plugged into the front or the rear (wired to the glove box) USB port. The manual also states that USB hubs are not supported. [ Jay  Feb 23, 2014 ]
    I haven't tried a hard drive ,I would think it should it plays everything else , not sure if is much help but I don't have a hard drive to try. [ armando  Feb 23, 2014 ]
    Sorry can not answer your question. Having issues with Bluetooth and my Samsung Note 3. MirrorLink does not work also. [ James  Feb 22, 2014 ]
    I haven't tried honesly, but I do keep a 160GB iPod plugged in. To be honest, unless you have the exact phone that is compatible with this deck to feature the mirror link application, and don't mind the fact that iTunes tagging is not available on this radio, I suggest you to save your money. This radio is advertised with tons of unique features, but If you have an iPhone then half of the features you're paying for is NOT compatible including mirror link. On the plus side, the high RMS output does made a good loud, crisp and tight sound. Which is the only reason I haven't returned it. [ Bryan  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    dont know I was looking for an upgradeable gps system that would fit into my radio enclosure but that was not it! [ ARLEN  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    I haven't tried yet, but the stereo has an source that is titled usb music so im thinking yes. [ MARC A  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    Yes you can, as long as the drive is formatted FAT32. [ SHANE  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    Mirror link is not supported on the GS4. It is on the GS3. No word on if it will ever nor of it will be on tye GS5. [ David  Mar 21, 2014 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Jan 01, 2014 ]  Staff
    Yes. You can use a USB drive to upload a photo to use as a custom background on this receiver. [ Jeff  Dec 20, 2013 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Dec 19, 2013 ]  Staff
    I have the Sony installed in my wife's 2004 Sequoia with component kickers in the front and 2 way kickers in the rear doors, sound is awesome, I can confirm that the USB charges my Droid Bionic when connected. It also auto mounts the sdcard as a USB storage device, enabling USB music, USB video and USB photo apps within the Sony. All work perfectly. One note: because the sdcard is mounted as USB storage, you can't take pictures with the Droid because the sdcard is in use by the Sony. This is a good thing or you would corrupt the sdcard with two devices writing to it. This unit has a learning curve, but its worth it! Would definitely buy this unit again. [ Jay  Dec 20, 2013 ]
    yes [ ADAM  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    It will charge your phone when the ignition is on. [ ZUHAYR  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    The USB cable does charge the phone. You'll have to go into settings and set the cable to high current for recharging of devices. [ Bryan  Dec 19, 2013 ]