Excerpt: I bought through the phone becasue I wanted to make sure the item was of the same color as the listing photo. I was assured that it was...but it wasn't.<br />I was very annoyed at that salesman. But the next costumer servicewoman was courteous and helped me return the item with little fuz. Issue resolved.
Summary: The Onkyo CS-N755 is an excellent value. The quality of sound from such a small set of speakers has to be heard to be believed. It easily out performs sets costing twice as much, and fits in a quite compact foot print that easily fits on most bookcases.
Summary: PROS 1. Really nice quality of sound and good overall looks, pretty intuitive to use for the first time. 2. Very sensitive remote - works well with IR bouncing off walls from another room through an open door. 3. USB inputs front and rear - plays different audio formats flawlessly from USB flash drives. 4. Decodes and plays FLAC files (Free Lossless Audio Codec) very nicely. 5. "Display" button on the remote switches between name tags, time, bitrate details, etc. CONS 1.
Summary: Very happy after a few weeks. Tried Onkyo's WiFi adapter and it connected from 25 feet one time--useless Kind of shocking that Onkyo would put out such a low quality adapter. Then tried the other brand recommended and could never connect, although many swore by it. Used ethernet hard-wired connection it I was in business. One bit of advice: Use your PC to organize your Spotify, Aupeo, etc.; then the NET menu is pretty easy to use, despite its tiny screen.
Summary: There are very few small, network-connected compact home stereo systems available that still support DNLP format for streaming. I have a huge audio content collection served from my PC running TVersity server using DNLP protocol and needed something small with built-in Wi-Fi. This Onkyo fit the bill. The sound quality is excellent and both low and high volume.
Summary: This is an excellent stereo. It may have a slightly muddled sound through the supplied speakers, but it definitely sounds way better than other mini stereos, bar maybe Bose systems. I forked for the wi-fi dongle and had trouble with it. There are many quirks, and if it should stop working one day, it may just need the wifi password re-entered all over again. It took me a while before I tried that, as I have long passcode.
Summary: So I am a bit disappointed with this unit. With the subwoofer preamp out and stereo line outs I assumed I could control the volume of the line outs and feed it to an external Emotiva mini-X amp I had lying around. Figured I'd upgrade the sound on this unit with a better amp and speakers. However, the line outs are unaffected by the volume knob. My Emotiva has a volume knob but it is too sensitive given the line source at full reference level.
Summary: Just what I was looking for. I've only had this unit for a few days, but so far, it is living up to expectations. Small form factor, but very solid build quality. Sounds great, even with the supplied onkyo speakers. I wasn't expecting a lot out of the included speakers, but I was pleasantly surprised. Good mids and highs, and just OK bass (I don't like overdone bass). I compared these with my paradigm atom speakers (v7) which I hooked up to this unit.