Onkyo TX-NR686 review
This Onkyo is a nice-sounding amplifier, but plays things rather safe.
There’s a lot to like about this compact, versatile player – especially the sound
Onkyo's wireless in-ear headphones are almost there, but they require a little refining...
In the world of portable wireless speakers, it's hard not to be impressed by the Onkyo's all-round ability...
A reasonable amp for those looking to add Dolby Atmos without breaking the bank
If you're looking for high-end, high-quality surround sound, then this Onkyo amp delivers in spades...
Designed for big-screen TVs, can the Onkyo shine in a highly competitive soundbase market?
A CD player and music streamer for a budget price? This Onkyo has plenty of instant appeal – but does it have the performance to match?
An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting
The Onkyo goes loud and deep, but there are more refined and talented rivals for a better price
Easygoing and comfortable to listen to, Onkyo’s debut headphones are well worth an audition
Good but not great – and that’s not quite enough at this hugely competitive price for AV receivers
A solid performance but lacks the subtlety to cut it as a complete all-rounder
There's no questioning its power, it's just that a little more precision is required at times
Best networked micro system, Awards 2012. This little box is a fine, forward-thinking hi-fi system...
Punchy, powerful and delicate with detail, the Onkyo TX-NR709 is truly excellent
Home cinema amplifier Product of the Year 2011. The Onkyo TX-NR609 is a one-stop music and movie machine, complete with Spotify
The Onkyo TX-NR3008 keeps the oompf of Onkyo's past amps, but adds a big dollop of detail, too
This new flagship model from Onkyo is no slouch. In fact, we can't find anything to fault here, and that means a full five-star recommendation
There's a perfectly good Home Cinema system crying to get out here, but this Onkyo is hamstrung by its lacklustre speakers
Best receiver £500-£1000, Awards 2010. There are dozens of reasons why the 'NR808 is amazing for the money, and a great Award winner
Home cinema amplifier Product of the Year, Awards 2010. Supremely competitive and capable product in a particularly cut-throat field
As entry-level machines go the TX-SR507 is inoffensive enough, but we've come to expect better from Onkyo
Hats off to Onkyo for moving into the digital docks market – and for making it so affordable
The Onkyo TX-NR807 is a good amp, that with greater subtlety could be a great amp
Onkyo must be applauded for taking the plunge into affordable digital amps, but the A-5VL is beaten by the best analogue alternatives
Not the most agile amp at this price-point, but the Onkyo is still an appealing, feature-packed machine with plenty of clout
For the money you should experience corking Blu-ray pictures, but the Onkyo struggles to compete with players almost half its price
Not the best in class, but a very solid receiver in many ways, and a great choice for movie action fans
This system offers a heck of a lot for the money, but the overall sound delivery is too much of a compromise
A capable machine but it lacks the all-round quality, and specification, to trouble the best
Plenty to offer but has simply been pipped at the post by a superior sounding rival
Still a decent contender but it's slightly off the pace of class-leader standards on audio and features
A budget-choice cradle with good audio and video playback, although there's occasionally a touch of brightness and lack of weight to the sound
We’re still big fans of the TX-SR606, but new models from rival brands have seriously upped the ante
This is a very fine, well featured micro system: reasonable speakers as an option, though it's good enough to witthstand even better boxes