Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Denon AVR-S950H

Denon AVR-S950H vs Onkyo TX-NR696

Denon AVR-S950H review

Model AVR-S950H is characterized by its focus on the widest possible consumer audience. It implements a number of advanced solutions including Dolby Atmos Virtual Height technology, an integrated HEOS system for playing streaming music and working as part of multi-room systems. The model received Dolby Atmos Virtual Height technologies, support for eARC and ALLM. Users also got the latest wireless music streaming technology and Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri voice support. One of the main advantages of AVR-S950H in this Denon AVR-S950H vs Onkyo TX-NR696 comparison is the support for the Dolby TrueHD.

Onkyo TX-NR696 review

Onkyo TX-NR696 is a 7.2 unit, its output stages are built on discrete elements and are able to provide significant current to the load. And if you compare this model versus the NR696, then the presence of Bi-amping will be her advantage. Onkyo TX-NR696 is equipped with decoders of all major surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos / DTS: X. Support for the latter is possible in configuration 5.2.2, and if desired, a 3D sound system can be implemented using the Dolby Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual: X.

Denon AVR-S950H pros and cons

Pros

  • There is support for high-quality streaming services Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Sound Cloud, Tidal and others
  • The receiver received an effective sound tuning system based on the built-in microphone and Audyssey

Cons

  • The FlareConnect feature is not implemented

Onkyo TX-NR696 pros and cons

Pros

  • TX-NR696 has support for streaming technologies, including built-in Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, Spotify Connect, AirPlay
  • The model provides output from a power amplifier to the second zone

Cons

  • No instruction nor explanations of how to get the second zone speakers to work

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Rating 4.8 4.8

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Product

Onkyo TX-NR696
Denon AVR-S950H

Model

TX-NR696
AVR-S950H

Brand

Onkyo
Denon

Reviews

36
73

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

165/6 1KHz
90/8 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)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AKM 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

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
2/1

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)

HDR10
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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

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

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
HEOS 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)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

570
550

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

12.5/26.4
9.4/20.7
Onkyo TX-NR696
Denon AVR-S950H
Onkyo TX-NR696
Denon AVR-S950H

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  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.6Onkyo TX-NR696
  • 7.3Denon AVR-S950H

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