Onkyo TX-NR545 vs Onkyo TX-SR444 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR545 vs Onkyo TX-SR444 review

Onkyo TX-NR545
vs
Onkyo TX-SR444

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Onkyo TX-NR545 vs Onkyo TX-SR444.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 7.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, the receivers have the same performance - 100/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-NR545 received the model Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-SR444 is equipped with TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Onkyo TX-NR545. Both Onkyo TX-NR545 and Onkyo TX-SR444 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The TX-NR545 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the TX-NR545. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 TX-NR545 and the TX-SR444. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the TX-NR545 has 6/1, and the TX-SR444 has 4/1.Onkyo TX-NR545 connectionsOnkyo TX-SR444 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-NR545 and the TX-SR444. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-NR545 and TX-SR444 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Onkyo TX-NR545 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 not supported by devices from our comparison.

Add receiver to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

General

Item

Onkyo TX-NR545
Onkyo TX-SR444

Model

TX-NR545
TX-SR444

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Reviews

0
63

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/6
100/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit
TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER
Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tunein Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
4/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

4
3

Component input/output

2/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic, AUX
phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Remote App
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

430
420

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

57 x 28.7 x 42.3/22.4 x 11 x 16.5
53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

11.5/24.2
10.5/22

Other

Release year

2015
2015
Onkyo TX-NR545
Onkyo TX-SR444
Onkyo TX-NR545
Onkyo TX-SR444

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 4.8
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR545
  • 4.8Onkyo TX-SR444