Onkyo TX-RZ710 vs Sony STR DH550 review

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Onkyo TX-RZ710
vs
Sony STR DH550

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Onkyo TX-RZ710 vs Sony STR DH550 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-RZ710 has 7.2 versus 5.2 for Sony STR DH550. Regarding power, then TX-RZ710 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 175/6 1KHz when STR DH550 has a power of 90/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the TX-RZ710 but 0.09% for the STR DH550.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-RZ710 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the STR DH550. Only the TX-RZ710 supports Bi-amping feature. The Onkyo TX-RZ710 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only the TX-RZ710 has Bluetooth support. Only the TX-RZ710 supports Spotify.

Video features

Only the Onkyo TX-RZ710 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the TX-RZ710 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The TX-RZ710 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the STR DH550. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Onkyo TX-RZ710 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Sony STR DH550.Onkyo TX-RZ710 connectionsSony STR DH550 connections 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-RZ710 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 TX-RZ710. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.

Multichannel surround

Only the TX-RZ710 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-RZ710.

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ710
Sony STR DH550

Model

TX-RZ710
STR DH550

Brand

Onkyo
Sony

Reviews

72
1143

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

175/6 1KHz
90/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
DCAC

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Tunein Radio
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

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, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
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
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Onkyo Remote App, FlareConnect
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
200

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.7 x 37.8/ 17 x 6.6 x 14.5
43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
7.6/16.2
Onkyo TX-RZ710
Sony STR DH550
Onkyo TX-RZ710
Sony STR DH550

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