Denon AVR-X8500H vs Onkyo TX-NR656

AVR-X8500H vs TX-NR656 comparison chart

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Denon AVR-X8500H

Jan 10, 2020

Just several years ago, we were surprised at the first eleven-channel Denon receiver, and now, trying not to mix anything up, we are already connecting 15 pairs of acoustic “bananas” to t...

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Onkyo TX-NR656

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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Product

Denon AVR-X8500H
Onkyo TX-NR656

Model

AVR-X8500H
TX-NR656

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

16
301

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 250/6
160/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit
Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
Theater-Dimensional, Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER

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 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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

2
1

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
HDMI, 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

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, 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
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Onkyo Remote App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

900
570

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.5 x 7.8/17 x 7.7 x 18.7
57 x 28.8 x 46.8/22.4 x 11 x 18.1

Weight, kg/lbs

23.1/51.6
13/28.6

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Denon AVR-X8500H
Onkyo TX-NR656
Denon AVR-X8500H
Onkyo TX-NR656

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  • 9.5Denon AVR-X8500H
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR656