Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR676 review

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Sony STR-DN1080
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Onkyo TX-NR676

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR676.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DN1080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/6 1KHz, while the TX-NR676 has a power of 165/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the STR-DN1080 it is 0.09%, but for the TX-NR676 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DN1080 received the model 96 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-NR676 is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-DN1080 and Onkyo TX-NR676 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Sony STR-DN1080 works with TIDAL, Pandora, but the Onkyo TX-NR676 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the STR-DN1080 and the TX-NR676. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-NR676.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the STR-DN1080 has 6/2, and the TX-NR676 has 7/2.Sony STR-DN1080 connectionsOnkyo TX-NR676 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the STR-DN1080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. STR-DN1080 and TX-NR676 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Onkyo TX-NR676.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in TX-NR676. The Sony STR-DN1080 and the Onkyo TX-NR676 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR676

Model

STR-DN1080
TX-NR676

Brand

Sony
Onkyo

Reviews

554
288

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6 1KHz
165/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

NFC
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
FlareConnect, HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
570

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.8/17 x 6.8 x 14.8

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
12.5/26.5
Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR676
Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR676

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR676

The Sony STR-DN1080 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Sony STR-DN1080 price

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