Sony STR-DH790 vs Onkyo TX-NR555

Sony STR-DH790
vs
Onkyo TX-NR555

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Sony STR-DH790 vs Onkyo TX-NR555 comparison definitely makes sense. 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. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STR-DH790 has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 7 out of 10 for TX-NR555.

Advantages Sony STR-DH790 over Onkyo TX-NR555

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR555 over Sony STR-DH790

  • Delivers 130W/6Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 90W/6Ohm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Sony STR-DH790

Sony STR-DH790 review

Dec 13, 2019

In the beginning of the 2018 Sony announced a 4K HDR STR-DH790 7.2ch AV receiver with Dolby Atmos. This unit provides comfortable sound for large screens that can be adapted for viewing in any home. ...

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Product

Sony STR-DH790
Onkyo TX-NR555

Model

STR-DH790
TX-NR555

Brand

Sony
Onkyo

Reviews

580
296

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6 20Hz-20KHz
130/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
6/1

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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic
phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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

HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

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)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
460

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 13.3 x 29.7/ 17 x 5.3 x 11.4
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

7.4/15.4
9.4/20.7
Sony STR-DH790
Onkyo TX-NR555
Sony STR-DH790
Onkyo TX-NR555

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 5.3
  • 7
  • 5.3Sony STR-DH790
  • 7Onkyo TX-NR555

The Onkyo TX-NR555 is better receiver in this comparison - check Onkyo TX-NR555 price.