Dec 06, 2018
This receiver has great quality. As my Onkyo TX-NR585 review, I think, this is an excellent item for its price. It has many bells and whistles that other av receivers don't, such as a GUI interface. ...Read More
Onkyo TX-NR676 vs TX-NR585 test proves that 2 receivers of the same brand can be significantly different: Onkyo TX-NR585 lacks DTS-HD master audio, DTS:X, and Dolby Surround decoders. It makes the sound effect less impressive compared with Onkyo TX-NR676 that allows distinguishing the tiniest sound details.
Onkyo TX-NR585, as well as TX-NR676, is the representative of 7.2-channel AV receivers class. Onkyo TX-NR585 can become a great addition to the existing Sonos Home Sound System, or work independently, as well. It is equipped with a powerful amplifier, for this purpose. The receiver enables video content upscaling up to 4K, supports Dolby Vision, and being protected by HDCP 2.2 protocol, ensures high-quality picture. While testing, I didn’t notice any interference or distortion.
Onkyo TX-NR676 has more to offer in terms of amplifier’s power. The TX-NR676 produces 100W power per channel, and its total output power is 700W (versus 630W in the TX-NR585). It also supports 4K HDMI pass-through for premium picture quality but doesn’t allow upscaling via HDMI, at the same time. Picture quality of both receivers is great. Speaking about audio performance, Onkyo TX-NR676 impressed me more with its deeper, stronger, and purer sound that guarantees true immersion effect.
The receivers present the same number of HDMI connectors. However, they differ greatly in the number of AV inputs. The plugs go into the connectors well, so I don’t have any complaints on this issue. There is another feature to compare: Onkyo TX-NR585 doesn’t support either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi but still provides network connectivity, while Onkyo TX-NR676 provides both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity interfaces.
Onkyo TX-NR585 setup and configuration process is very simple and quick. It took me about a quarter of an hour to cope with the necessary settings. Onkyo TX-NR676 is easy to set up, as well, but notice that a display is required to see the setup menus. I can say that both receivers present the minimum of setup issues.
Both receivers present classic Onkyo design. The front panel is equipped with a big knob on the right, 2 smaller knobs on the left, the LCD with a row of small buttons in the middle, and several connectors. All other ports are located from behind. The elegant black color perfectly fits into any space.
The Onkyo TX-NR676 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-NR676 price