Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR696

STR-DN1080 vs TX-NR696 comparison chart

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-NR696 review

Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Sony STR-DN1080

Onkyo TX-NR696 review

The TX-NR696 is an AV receiver that delivers 7 x 100 watts of power (6 ohms) and has an exhaustive list of features. Onkyo TX-NR696 has the classic body proportions for the technology of this class, as well as my favorite design: direct source selection buttons on the front panel. If you often lose the remote control, then appreciate the ability to press a button on the AV receiver to switch to the desired source. The TX-NR696 has support for streaming technologies, including built-in Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Bluetooth. Also there is FlareConnect. It allows you to reproduce a signal from a source in one room to another, or all at the same time. Onkyo TX-NR696

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Sony STR-DN1080 is a 5.1.2 (or 7.1) channel device with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. Its output power is 120W/6 ohms. As a positive point in this model, we can note the presence of six HDMI inputs, while in most competing devices their number is reduced to four. In addition, the Sony STR-DN1080 has two HDMI outputs, which means that it is capable of transmitting 4K video and surround sound to two different residential areas. The remaining connectivity options are quite modest: optical and coaxial inputs, Bluetooth, as well as Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Sony STR-DN1080

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

Sony STR-DN1080 pros & cons

Pros

  • Sony STR-DN1080 has all the features you can expect from a modern AV receiver
  • The user interface is intuitive and complemented by a convenient remote control

Cons

  • The sound is not as rich as the model of the previous year. It is better not to use the AV receiver with bright sounding acoustics

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Rating 3.9 3.9
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Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR696

Model

STR-DN1080
TX-NR696

Brand

Sony
Onkyo

Reviews

778
88

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
AK4458 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

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, 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
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant
Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
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, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

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 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
12.5/26.4

Other

Release year

2017
2019
Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR696
Sony STR-DN1080
Onkyo TX-NR696

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
  • 7.6Onkyo TX-NR696

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