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Onkyo TX-NR525

Onkyo TX-NR525
alaScore 86

77 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR525. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 77 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Onkyo TX-NR525


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR525 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-NR525


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.

Consumer review by:

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


Consumer review by:

Nice receiver


Using this to connect ROKU, Blu-Ray, play music and watch tv. Just not wild about the confusing interface - it\'s not just this model, but all models: nothing is really plug \'n play. It takes so much work to put the whole system together and then so...

Clear Sound","Nice Number Of Hdmi Slots

Confusing Remote","Difficult To Set Up","No Airplay

Consumer review by:

great features, easy to setup


Easy setup, backwards compatible will work with older components as well as HDMI compatible. Easy network setup either Ethernet or WiFi. Plays flac files via network allowing you to play your music library directly from your computer.

Accurate Controls","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality

Consumer review by:

Onkyo TX-NR525 powerhouse


The Onkyo 5.2 receiver is great for small to medium living rooms. It has plenty of HDMI connections and a lot of apps preloaded. Easy install and setup with the Audyssey wizard. This is my third Onkyo receiver and they just keep getting better. I am...

Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

Remote 2 App Is Quirky

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

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


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD