Sep 27, 2018
If you choose to buy this AV receiver you will definitely have no regrets as this receiver can act like a digital player, network audio player or internet radio. If you are worried about how it can c...Read More
If to compare Marantz NR1608 versus Sony STRDN1080 after I tested both I can say that both devices are fully featured and easy to use. Marantz NR1608 give you clear 4K HDR picture with the best sound, in addition to this, it works with Alexa voice control. The form factor, remote simplicity, and sound are advantages of this product. But Marantz has one the biggest disadvantage is customer service, customer service could be better. For example, it has problems with Alexa voice control very often.
Sony STRDN1080 also gives you 4K HDR picture using Dolby Atmos 360 technology for the best sound ever. In addition, Sony STRDN1080 is the first receiver which amazes with a diversity of network connectivity such as Bluetooth receiver, Bluetooth transmitter, NFC, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Mobile Control Application, Wireless Multi-Room, and others. In addition to this, it has 3 different connectivity and control zones. But this functionality will cost a lot of money.
Comparing Sony STRDN1080 vs Marantz NR1608 in features and performance Marantz is an absolute winner because Sony STRDN1080 doesn’t have so many built-in decoders such as DTS-HD master audio, Dolby digital plus and others what greatly reduces the functionality.
Sony STRDN1080 is the only receiver has the biggest diversity of network connectivity such as Bluetooth receiver, Bluetooth transmitter, NFC, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Mobile Control Application, Wireless Multi-Room, and others.
Both devices look modern but given today’s fashion I think Marantz slim design looks better than big Sony’s box. But Sony still fits well in any interior.
Marantz NR1608 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz NR1608 price