Summary: Sound is amazing for such a compact system, but connection to internet and devices can be a bit touchy. Programming is difficult because there's no real user interface. There is an app out there that allows you to control it from your phone, which is helpful.
Summary: Great little unit, the sound is beautiful and clear. The downside to me is that Onkyo seem to have given up on firmware support and are currently not including new network features that are available on more recent models... Spotify Connect? no... Deezer? nope...
Solid Build and Sound; Network UI Needs Improvement
Tokyo Adventurer, Amazon
6 April 2015
Summary: This is my second Onkyo stereo. The sound is great, and basic setup was a breeze. However, you have to be fairly technical to make good use of the network features, including entering an IP address in your web browser and playing around with a user interface which could be much more intuitive.
Summary: I ordered this system to replace an old failing desk stereo. The sound quality is great. I needed a radio that could play CDs and stream from a tablet. I like to listen to ripped CDs in FLAC format and the ability to play that format makes it indispensable for a large digitized CD collection.
All Onkyo receivers Sound/HDMI will go dead after 2 years
Patrick A. Armstrong, Amazon
23 December 2014
Summary: I purchased Onkyo HT-R590 7.1 system 2 years ago. Then 2 days ago, sudden sound to speakers and headset stopped working. I went through all trouble shooting guides, power on/off, reset to factory. unplug for 1 hour to clear capacitors. Then I googled... On NO!! Now I see everyone complaining...
Summary: Bought this to substitute my 8 years old hifi stereo composed of a Vincent SV226mk amplifier, a Vincent CDS1.1 cd player, a Logitech Squeezebox Touch stream box and a pair of Quad 11L speakers.
Summary: The audio quality of the Onkyo Mini System is very high for such a small format and price, I was pleasantly surprised. Important is its ability to play audio files from hard drives or USB flash drives, this is the future of playback.