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Onkyo TX-NR525

Onkyo TX-NR525
alaScore 86

105 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR525. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Onkyo TX-NR525

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR525 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-NR525 5.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver (Black)Onkyo TX-NR525 5.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver (Black)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Onkyo TX-NR525 review: An affordably expandable AV receiver

 

Onkyo has resisted adding support for Apple's AirPlay standard to its AV receivers, but historically the company has made up for that shortcoming by offering more HDMI inputs for significantly less than the other guys. The Onkyo TX-NR525 ($400 street)...

The Onkyo TX-NR525 is a solid value, especially considering its affordable wireless accessories for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It also has six HDMI inputs, plus extensive networking features, including onboard streaming-audio support for Pandora, Spotify,...

For $50 more, Sony's STR-DN840 offers built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay. And while the option to use accessories is nice, you can only use one at a time.

Onkyo's TX-NR525 is a solid AV receiver value, especially considering its affordable accessories, but competitors offer integrated wireless features for not much more.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Maj (newegg.com)

ONKYO TX-NR525

 

Great receiver for the price! can tune into HD radios all over the place after plugging the network cable, can play all mp3 files from PC HDD. Bought Onkyo UWF-1 ($25) to connect remotely to my router, with 2 USB ports and 6 HDMIs you can enjoy all...

Nothing so far

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Falls short

 

It's basically a value receiver and not a whole lot more. For the price point, my advice would be to ditch the receiver and buy a sound bar. The sound quality is very underwhelming. There are some fancy automatic sound settings that really don't bring...

Price point ; Number of HDMI inputs ; Android Application (don't get too excited...) ; Ethernet connection

Poor sound quality ; Android Application is frustrating and slow ; No included Ethernet cable

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike (newegg.com)

I normally go for cheap, but...

 

Awesome 5.2 channel receiver! Easy setup and sounds great, especially with the Audyssey mic

If you want to use the Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, it does not come with this model. There are adapters available, but you have to purchase them each individually (Wireless LAN & Bluetooth), which if you want to use both at the same time,...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Mike (newegg.com)

Great Audio and easy setup!

 

Awesome 5.2 channel receiver! Easy setup and sounds great, especially with the Audyssey mic

If you want to use the Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, it does not come with this model. There are adapters available, but you have to purchase them each individually (Wireless LAN & Bluetooth), which if you want to use both at the same time,...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: dfeuerst (newegg.com)

Very nice unit

 

If it is under $200 and 5.2 is what you want go for it!

While I was hesitant when I purchased this last time this sub $200 deal was around due to some of the negative reviews I bit the bullet and gave it a shot. It was the right choice ; I've had this over a year, followed all the firmware upgrade...

None. Use a tablet to read the manual on-line. Go Green people

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes
Multiroom: No

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Phono Input: No
UPnP: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling:4K Passthrough
4K Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No

Inputs

USB ports quantity:2

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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