The Onkyo TX-NR555 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver is one of the receivers unveiled by the brand back in March 2016. With its affordable price, it is great for people who are after quality sound with no need to break the bank.
Onkyo TX-NR555 is a step head of the cheapest TX-SR353. This comes with all characteristics of its base model, featuring several extras which result to better quality of sound and enhanced user experience.
This is a 7.2 channel receiver with composite video/audio, component video, optical inputs and co-axial digital audio. Its outputs include a headphone jack and HDMI. There is also one USB port for further convenience.
For connectivity, this device is wireless and Bluetooth-enabled. There is also an EDR capability with an advanced music optimization technology.
This receiver comes with several cool technical specs, including the following:
- AccuEQ room calibration
- Dynamic audio amplification
- Music streaming and internet radio
- Dolby Atmos decoding and DTS:X ready
- Double bass function
- Theater dimensional virtual surround function
- 40 FM and AM presets
- Phono input for connection with turntable
- The Onkyo TX-NR555 is meant for general users and not only for perfectionists audio enthusiasts. This ensures easy setup and adjustments through the remote control. There is also a phone app for tweaks and simplifies music streaming.
- You can choose from a plethora of connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth. You can pair the receiver with ease with your devices.
- As far as quality and good price ratio is concerned, nothing beats Onkyo and this receiver proves just that. It offers impeccable audio quality and powerful and crisp sound. You can expect an equally positive experience when you listen to music and watch movies.
- It has a Powered Zone 2 technology to let you put your speakers in a different zone.
- This is compatible with the newest video formats that make it great for movie buffs.
- This delivers a dynamic audio amplification.
- For a movie theater experience, the receiver is DTS:X and Dolby Atmost ready so that you can be completely immersed in sound thanks to the three-dimensional experience.
The Not So Good
- Some problems with the app
- Some people encounter issues with Bluetooth connectivity
- Still pricey for a budget receiver
The Bottom Line
Once again, Onkyo has been at the top of the game as it launched another crowd pleaser last 2016. By far, the Onkyo TX-NR555 continues to receive raving reviews and positive feedback from its user. The shortcomings of the product are very minimal and are not really concerned about the audio quality, which is most important here. Anyone who is looking for an easy to use receiver complete with multiple zones, effortless audio streaming and a plethora of connectivity options will surely love this one. The Onkyo TX-NR555 comes with numerous customization features for you to enjoy your favorite music any way you want to.