Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR686

STR-DN1080 vs TX-NR686 comparison chart

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 review

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR686

Sony STR-DN1080 review

This model supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The output power is 165 W/channel at 6 Ohm, while the TX-NR686 has 160 W/channel at 8 Ohm. Like most receivers in this price range, the STR-DN1080 works with 4K / 60 FPS video. The STR-DN1080 has good network features, such as Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay; DLNA; and Bluetooth The receiver also works with network streaming services (Pandora, Napster, Deezer, TIDAL). In terms of video features, users get support for 4K and Dolby Vision pass-through. There are 4 additional connectors for connecting two speakers in the second zone.

Sony STR-DN1080

Onkyo TX-NR686 review

The TX-NR686 is capable of controlling a traditional surround sound system with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X in 5.2.2 configuration. A serious advantage in the Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 comparison is the presence of the bi-amping function of the Onkyo receiver. Each of 7 HDMI ports (including one on the front) supports 4K video. Onboard the TX-NR686, there are AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration and AccuReflex auto-tuning programs. The TX-NR686 can be configured to support a second pair of stereo speakers that can be controlled through one of three built-in technologies: FlareConnect, DTS Play-Fi, and Chromecast.

Onkyo TX-NR686

Sony STR-DN1080 pros and cons

Pros

  • There is NFC One-touch feature for an instant pairing of devices
  • Sony's DSEE HX system for upscaling lower-resolution content

Cons

  • Manual device setup is complicated

Onkyo TX-NR686 pros and cons

Pros

  • Via the USB port, you can play audio from external hard drives or flash drives
  • The receiver's sound accuracy is achieved using the Asahi Kasei AK4458 32-bit digital-to-analog converter in combination with the unique Linear Shaping Circuitry

Cons

  • Controlling through Google Assistant is limited by basic functions

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Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR686

Model

STR-DN1080
TX-NR686

Brand

Sony
Onkyo

Reviews

778
152

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6
165/6

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)

96 KHz/24-bit
VLSC 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
7/2

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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant
Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
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

NFC
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, 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

240
570

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 15.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
10/22.1

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR686
Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR686

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  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
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