An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Yamaha RX-V679BL comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-SR343 has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Yamaha RX-V679BL. Regarding power, then TX-SR343 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/6 when RX-V679BL has a power of 90/8, 150/4. The THD is 0.08% for the TX-SR343 but 0.06% for the RX-V679BL.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for TX-SR343 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-V679BL. Only the RX-V679BL supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-V679BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Yamaha RX-V679BL can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-V679BL supports Spotify.
HDR is not available on each model. 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 RX-V679BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR343. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V679BL.
The Onkyo TX-SR343 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V679BL. 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. Receivers do not have 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-V679BL. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.