Onkyo TX-NR656 vs Denon AVR-X2300W

Onkyo TX-NR656
vs
Denon AVR-X2300W

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Onkyo TX-NR656 vs Denon AVR-X2300W based on specifications, reviews and ratings. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. Based on our rating, AV receivers have the same overall rating of 7.2.

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR656 over Denon AVR-X2300W

  • Built-in phono (MM) input

Advantages Denon AVR-X2300W over Onkyo TX-NR656

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5

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Onkyo TX-NR656

Onkyo TX-NR656 review

Sep 23, 2019

The Onkyo TX-NR656 supports revolutionary DTS: X and Dolby Atmos immersive technologies, operating in terms of “audio objects” rather than separate audio channels - the receiver optimall...

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Denon AVR-X2300W

Denon AVR-X2300W review

Dec 06, 2019

Developing a worthy replacement for the stunning AVR-X2200W has definitely been a challenge. This award-winning receiver was evidence of the return of its former form to a company that at some point ...

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Product

Onkyo TX-NR656
Denon AVR-X2300W

Model

TX-NR656
AVR-X2300W

Brand

Onkyo
Denon

Reviews

280
166

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

160/6 1KHz
95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 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
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Theater-Dimensional, Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER
Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TuneIn Radio
Pandora, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/2

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

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Remote App, FlareConnect
Denon Remote App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

570
550

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

57 x 28.8 x 46.8/22.4 x 11 x 18.1
43.1 x 33 x 15.2/17.1 x 13.3 x 6.6

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.6
9/20.7
Onkyo TX-NR656
Denon AVR-X2300W
Onkyo TX-NR656
Denon AVR-X2300W

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR656
  • 7.2Denon AVR-X2300W

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