Product Comparison: Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Yamaha RX-A880

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General Specifications
About the Product
From easy Bluetooth wireless streaming to the heart-pounding thrills of Dolby Atmos and DTS: X soundtracks, the TX-SR494 deepens enjoyment of daily life with great sound and smart features. Seven channels of high-current power give you freedom to choose a speaker layout that suits.
Yamaha RX-A880 is 7.2-channel AVENTAGE model features enhanced sound quality, high power and exceptional functionality.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
Watts Per Channel RMS
135 Watts
100 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
1 %
0.06 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
109 dB
110 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Onkyo TX-SR494 7.2 Channel AV Receiver
  • Sound is fantastic. Surround sound technology has grown by leaps and bounds.
  • Being able to plug all components into this unit, then plug a single cable into my TV is a dream.
  • This simplified controlling my system too. Overall very satisfied.
  • Onkyo audio really surprises. For easier installation and configuration, read/ download the online manual first. You won’t regret this purchase.
  • I am not happy with this purchase. I bought this A/V receiver to replace and update my 10-year-old Onkyo HT-R370.
Yamaha RX-A880 160W 7.2channels Surround 3D Black - AV Receivers
  • The Yamaha RX-A880 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a powerful, affordable receiver.
  • This 7.2 channel receiver does everything I could want.
  • The system works perfectly and I love it. Yamaha at its best. Highly recommend.
  • I love the performance of this receiver. It has the power to bring the room to life.
  • Good performance with good definition. Works well and happy with the purchase. Thanks Yamaha!
Size & Weight
6.29 in.
6.73 in.
17.13 in.
17.13 in.
12.91 in.
15.04 in.
18.1 lbs.
24.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
Satellite Radio Tuner
Number Of FM Presets
Minimum Impedance
6 Ohms
6 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
20 - 20000 Hz
Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Vision, HDR10, 3D Ready, DTS:X™ Ready, 4K upscale, 4K Passthrough
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Cinema DSP 3D, Anti Resonance Technology Wedge, YPAO™ Sound Optimization, High-quality Parts, MusicCast, Virtual Speaker Technology, DAB/DAB+ Tuner, AV Controller App, Alexa on MusicCast
What customers say about "Features"
Onkyo TX-SR494 7.2 Channel AV Receiver
  • This receiver ticks all the right boxes and most importantly has real Atmos and Dts- X as well as supporting many other formats.
  • It also does real Dts-X and Neural-X so no need to worry about movies having different audio as it has all bases covered.
  • I bought the Onkyo SKS-HT588(B) speaker package to go with this receiver and they make a wonderful pairing.
  • The Atmos and Dts-X work great in my room after researching on how to get the best results in various AV forums.
  • Second, you have to purchase a Powered Subwoofer for this unit, so if you try to use your previous subwoofer speaker that's not powered, think again.
Yamaha RX-A880 160W 7.2channels Surround 3D Black - AV Receivers
  • I like Dolby Atmos support and wireless features that it provides.
  • Of course, the best thing about the receiver is how good it sounds, helped along by some high-tech features like Yamaha’s YPAO room calibration system.
  • The receiver is capable with plenty of volume for those that want a powerful and loud overall sound.
  • Using the MusicCast app is thankfully pretty easy. From the app, I can do things like turn the receiver on and off, and connect preferred music streaming service.
  • Perhaps the biggest downside to using the receiver is the on-screen user interface: The interface simply looks old and tired, and the fact that it looks pixelated doesn’t help.
Speaker Connection Type
Spring clip/Screw
Ethernet Port(s)
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
4x HDMI, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, Mic 3.5mm, USB, 3x Analog Stereo RCA, Antenna
USB, AUX, Mic 3.5mm, Remote control, 2x Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, 3x Analog Stereo RCA, Component, Composite, Antenna, 7x HDMI, Ethernet, Phono In
2x Subwoofer, 7x Speakers, HDMI, Phones, Line Out Stereo RCA
Phones, Trigger Out, Remote control, 9x Speakers, PRE OUT connectors RCA, 2x Subwoofer, RS-232C, 2x HDMI
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Onkyo TX-SR494 7.2 Channel AV Receiver
  • It comes with a calibration mic for easy setup. The remote is not bad but can take a while to get the button locations in memory.
  • For people new it's best to do a little research in the various AV forums to get an idea on how to get the best results.
  • Enough count of connectors. All good. I recommend this model!
  • if you want to hear anything you have to set the volume to 30, my previous unit I only had to set it to around 60. Quality inputs.
  • I would like to see the Ethernet input, Wi-Fi, not just Bluetooth.
Yamaha RX-A880 160W 7.2channels Surround 3D Black - AV Receivers
  • It boasts a ton of ports, support for a range of wireless standards, and works with MusicCast, too.
  • If you’re looking for a receiver that can be calibrated to your room, and have the money to spend, then the Yamaha RX-A880 is the way to go.
  • This receiver has a tons of connectivity. Easy to connect and setup everything.
  • That’s a lot of connectivity opportunities. Highly recommend if you want to get Amazing home system.
  • If you just need enough HDMI ports to connect all your next generation devices then this receiver is enough with it’s 7 HDMI ports.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
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