Sep 25, 2018
When you're buying home theater gear it's a usual choice between either features or performance. But if you could have both? The Onkyo TX-NR575 is a mid-level receiver which pairs of the wealth of up...Read More
Onkyo TX-NR686 has a very wide frequency response – 20 Hz-20 kHz. It also surprises me with a total output power rate – 800W versus 610W that the second unit offers in my Onkyo TX-NR686 vs TX-NR575 test.
The picture of Onkyo TX-NR686 is fascinating due to the DTS-HD Master Audio. The 3D pass-through works great. The sound is great, but I have to click the remote button many times to reach the desired level. Earlier the stamp 20 to 30 on the volume display was enough to hear all the sounds, but now I have to reach the stamp of 40-50. The sound increases very slowly and that is annoying.
Onkyo TX-NR575 also brings a high-quality sound for its price. During this test, I managed to stream Amazon music and other apps to the unit via the phone and it works well. Also, I used my phone instead of the remote controller.
Onkyo TX-NR575 vs TX-NR686 review makes clear that these devices have both the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which work seamlessly.
AV inputs, 2 optical digital inputs, and 2 HDMI outputs of TX-NR686 surprise me with their quick work and unproblematic connectivity. There is a problem with 3 of 7 HDMI inputs that don’t react on the connected device. However, TX-NR575 has only 2 AV inputs, 6 HDMI inputs, and 1 output.
Onkyo TX-NR686’s set doesn’t include a printed manual version, so I have to download it from the Onkyo’s official website. That wasn’t very comfortable, because the on-screen guide wasn’t enough and I have to look for the required information in the manual. The whole setting process took me much energy and time.
The setup process of the Onkyo TX-NR575 takes less than an hour. The setup and settings can be done through the HDMI and it’s easy to understand. Also, there is an opportunity to make some setting via the IOS app as well.
Speaking about Onkyo TX-NR575 vs TX-NR686 design review, it’s hard to compare. Both items look modern and compact, however, Onkyo TX-NR686 is a little bit heavier. They both have lots of inputs and outputs on the front side. The ventilation holes prevent from overheating. The remote is classic.
The Onkyo TX-NR575 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-NR575 price