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Onkyo TX-NR656

Onkyo TX-NR656
alaScore 93

75 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR656. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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-NR656 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: Wayne25 (

An amazing amp with everything you need!


Purchased this as I wanted to move from 7.1 on my old Onkyo amp to atmos and dts-x, set up was easy on the whole and the difference in sound using atmos was unbelievable. Also had the bonus of wifi and Bluetooth so I could use my Spotify account on it....



Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Glenn7 (

Onkyo 656 AV


Bought this onkyo 656 AV at unbelievable price for spec, guys were very helpful and answered any questions I threw at them. Would highly recommend richer sounds ( Weybridge) you won't find better products, better price for spec or better service than...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Dubaskiver (

After a previous bad start with another Onkyo!


I traded the previous Onkyo, with the HDMI well documented problems, I was not to sure as to get another? but after a chat with Billy in the Bath store I was assured that all this was now behind them. I checked the reviews to find it had performed well...

same set up as previous amp

nothing yet

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: TheBend (

Great features and easy to setup


Easy to connect and setup this AV Receiver has a great range of options and features. In addition to this it also sounds fantastic!

connectivity , sound , interface

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: LukaszX (

A really good device


Hi, I used to have TX-NR509 which died after many years, then I went for Yamaha MusicCast one which while had a great mids and wide sound but lacked of bass badly. The MusicCast's any Bluetooth speaker support was cool but with short range and a lack...

bass , smartphone/-pad app , good output power , very advanced eq

nothing really

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: sparky230 (

Good product


Just brought this unit to upgrade my system. Has good specification for price, have had Onkyo products before always good value for money. Had good service from my local store as always.The unit is preforming well at the moment Atmos is really good...

good value for the spec of the unit

no cons so far

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Soundstoogoodtome (

Excellent value and sound


Replaced aging Yamaha receiver. First class sound and value!

excellent value and sound

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: THX1991 (

An exceptional receiver (used with Tannoy speakers)


Setup: 10/10 Having owned 3 receivers in the past, this one is by far the easiest to set up. No problems setting up and took 15 minutes. Sound Quality: 10/10 - Warm tones, extremely balanced sound, clear and punchy bass. Cannot fault it in the...

easy setup , unparalleled sound quality , dts x and atmos , hdr hdcp 2.2 , great features and functionality , 4k 60fps

only 3 hdcp 2.2 ports , strange labling , slightly more expensive than competitors

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Jaspaf1 (

Good AV


I've had a Onkyo 579 for years the 656 was definitely worth it excellent sound and features five stars all the way



May, 2017

Consumer review by: AFreeman (

Very good product solid sound


This amp is highly recommended feature loaded, Google cast is sound only and I kinda miss not having pro logic 2. Great power with a smooth sound, very easy setup and the 4k upscale is very good.

4k upscaler , easy setup , powerful rich sound

google cast audio only , lack of prologic 2 option , phone app is hit and miss

May, 2017