The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-V671 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V671 has 7.1 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then RX-V671 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/8, 150/4 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V671 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-V671 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the RX-V671 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-V671 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each of these units does not support Apple Music. Competitors do not have built-in Spotify service.
HDR is not available on each model. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-V671 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.
The Yamaha RX-V671 has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. 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 RX-V671 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. 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.