Summary: Awesome product...My husband was a different brand user for years and we decided to try this brand this time. Awesome quality for a reasonable price! Highly satisfied with product! Exceeded our expectations!
Summary: This is the third Onkyo AV receiver that I have purchased from Crutchfield. I have found these receivers to be reliable and a great value. The 535 was easy to set up. The unit joined my household network easily. The Bluetooth also was seamless in detecting my iPod. The sound is terrific in the room where it is located. I have built in very high quality surround sound speakers with a Boston Acoustic subwoofer. The delivery was flawless and rapid.
Pros: Easy set-up. Great sound. A very good value. I have purchased many items from Crutchfield and they have not disappointed.
Excerpt: The OS display is awful, it's not as powerful as I had hoped, & the remote broke 1 week after setup. I guess I had higher hopes for this unit. The auto sound field setup is great and made everything sound Perfect. After the setup, almost every song I played made me stop & listen as if it was the 1st time I heard it. Truly clean perfect sound (IMHO). Just upset that the remote broke with very little use/abuse, at least there is an app to control the unit.
Summary: Onkoy hit the sweet spot on this one. The balance of features and price is great. I have no need for 7 channel surround in my space so those extra channels on similar priced competitors are a waste.
Pros: HDMI 2.0, Android app works well, dual sub woofer outputs, good sound quality
Cons: Auto setup wanted a 120hz cross over on my subs. My main speakers are large floor standing units ... not sure why it thought anything above 90hz was called for.
Summary: I'm using it in a 15 X 15 foot room with 5.1 small surround speakers and sub. It works for my needs. It has some things I'd change, like the universal remote functions not controlling all of the functions you need on your tv/dvd/bluray units. But if you're looking for a decent receiver and don't want to or have the extra money to, put into a more expensive receiver then this one will do the job.
Pros: Has plenty of HDMI plugins Good display on front with dimmer Like that it can stream radio through multiple online radio stations, and the ability to add them as favorites. Bluetooth works well, but there's no adjustment for bass/treble at all really, and only by accident did I find the button that is only ON The Unit itself that's called Music Optimizer, which helped some. but why manufacturer's don't add the ability to control mp3 or streamed music's bass and treble...
Cons: Though it has many HDMI inlets, it has some component and other video inlets but no outlets for pass through. Which is specifically why I wanted this unit, so that if I wanted to watch tv, blu ray, or play console games that i could just use the tv speakers. which I can, if I manually turn them back on. Problem is the receiver looses it's cec link and you have to go in and set it up again in the tv menu. Partly my tv and partly in linking the 2.
Summary: Great receiver, can't believe the features at this price point..love Onkyo, still using my 3 older ones in various locations, this one is for my sons room...although he may get mine in a trade off.
Pros: Blue tooth & wi fi most notably, but auto set-up is great also.
Cons: Gets a little warm , but haven't found a cool running receiver ...
Summary: Adding to my review above, today I finally tried the BlueTooth function. My iPad Air discovered the Onkyo after about a minute of searching, and it paired and connected very quickly. So, now I am listening to Pandora that is playing on my iPad via the Onkyo and my home theater speakers. Five stars on the BlurTooth!
Pros: BlueTooth a cinch to use, and it handles it beautifully. Just like the WiFi. I am tempted to raise my rating to four out of five stars because both the WiFi and the BlueTooth work so seamlessly and so well.
Cons: Still all the other limitations that make this an OK box if not a superior one. See my previous review.