Yamaha RX-V481BL vs Onkyo TX-NR626 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V481BL has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Onkyo TX-NR626. Regarding power, then RX-V481BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/6 when TX-NR626 has a power of 160/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V481BL but 0.08% for the TX-NR626.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. Both the RX-V481BL and the TX-NR626 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-V481BL can work with the audio stream from Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE, and the TX-NR626 can receive a content from TuneIn Radio, Last.fm, AUPEO, Simfy.
Only the Yamaha RX-V481BL has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The TX-NR626 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the RX-V481BL. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.
The Yamaha RX-V481BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/2 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-NR626. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The TX-NR626 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V481BL. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-V481BL.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.