Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Onkyo TX-NR676

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TX-NR696 vs TX-NR676 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Onkyo TX-NR676 review

Onkyo TX-NR696
vs
Onkyo TX-NR676

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Onkyo TX-NR696 versus Onkyo TX-NR676 comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-NR696 received 7.6 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-NR676 was rated 7.2 points. The release date of TX-NR696 is 2019, and TX-NR676 is 2017. As a result, it becomes clear that TX-NR696 is a better option for home theater than TX-NR676.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR696 over Onkyo TX-NR676

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Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR676 over Onkyo TX-NR696

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

TX-NR696
7
TX-NR676
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 165/6/6 W/Ohm.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm165/6165/6
Output impedance, Ohm66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

TX-NR696
9
TX-NR676
9

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audioHi-Res audio, Theater-Dimensional

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

TX-NR696
8
TX-NR676
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 7 points on our 10-point scale.

TX-NR696
7
TX-NR676
7

Competitors in our review have 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
HDMI input/output7/27/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input02
Component input/output0/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the TX-NR696 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 7 for the TX-NR676.

TX-NR696
8
TX-NR676
7

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible only with Onkyo TX-NR696.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-NR696 got 9 points, but the TX-NR676 has 8.

TX-NR696
9
TX-NR676
8

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The TX-NR696 can be controlled by voice via Google Assistant. Onkyo TX-NR676 has the ECO mode.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
Voice controlGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas notIP Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectFlareConnect, HEOS App
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

TX-NR696
7
TX-NR676
7

TX-NR696 TX-NR676
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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