Denon AVR-X2600H vs Onkyo TX-NR696

Denon AVR-X2600H vs Onkyo TX-NR696

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Comparing power output of these 7.2-channel receivers I can say that Onkyo wins in this battle. Just see - 125W/6 Ohm vs 165/6. Channels 7.2 can be assigned in configuration 5.2.2 for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, but for those who do not have additional high-rise speakers, there is a built-in DTS Virtual:X that mixes the DTS soundtracks and creates a sense of high-pitch effects. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology, which is essentially designed to do the same with Dolby audio tracks, is expected in an upcoming firmware update. Denon AVR-X2600H

Onkyo TX-NR696 review

Onkyo TX-NR696 is equipped with decoders for 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 virtual modes. The device has seven HDMI inputs and two outputs, with support for 4K video, Dolby Vision and HDR10. Among the inputs for connecting external signal sources, the connectors of the built-in phono corrector for the MM-pickup of the vinyl player can be noted. The AV receiver is equipped with an AKM4458 DAC with 32 bit / 384 kHz parameters. Onkyo TX-NR696

Denon AVR-X2600H pros & cons

Pros

  • Built-in Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) provides smoother and more responsive gameplay for Xbox
  • There is a direct playback of the music catalog from popular services

Cons

  • Selecting the voice assistant is limited only by Amazon's Alexa

Onkyo TX-NR696 pros & cons

Pros

  • Dolby Vision (HDR) passes through it fine and the picture looks great
  • The ability to adjust tone and boost voice with the touch of a button is nice

Cons

  • I do wish it was back-lit though. It seems remote back-lighting is becoming less common for whatever reason. Maybe to keep prices more competitive

Votes 8 8
Rating 4.3 4.3

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Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Onkyo TX-NR696

Model

AVR-X2600H
TX-NR696

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

59
36

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
165/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
AK4458 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
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, 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, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

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)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

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

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
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, 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

500
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 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
12.5/26.4
Denon AVR-X2600H
Onkyo TX-NR696
Denon AVR-X2600H
Onkyo TX-NR696

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 7.6Onkyo TX-NR696

The Denon AVR-X2600H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X2600H price