AV Receivers

Sony STR-DN1070
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1070

Lack of Atmos is more than eclipsed by excellent sound quality, making the Sony STR-DN1070 one of the best receivers at this price.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 14, 2016
Amazon Fire TV Stick
REVIEW

Amazon Fire TV Stick

The inexpensive Fire TV Stick remains a great value for heavy users of Amazon TV shows and movies, but most other new devices work better for Netflix and the rest.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 27, 2016
3.6 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Denon AVR-S920W
EDITORS' TAKE

Denon AVR-S920W

Denon has announced two new receivers for 2016 -- the AVR-S720W and the AVR-S920W -- which offer a wide selection of connectivity, but sadly, not the company's own HEOS multiroom system.

Yamaha RX-V381
EDITORS' TAKE

Yamaha RX-V381

Yamaha has announced its first 2016 receiver, the RX-V381, which offers four HDMI inputs with 4K support and Bluetooth streaming.

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX101
EDITORS' TAKE

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX101

​Pioneer has announced that its 2016 Elite receivers will include next-generation surround technologies Dolby Atmos and DTS:X in addition to Google Cast.

Onkyo TX-NR656
EDITORS' TAKE

Onkyo TX-NR656

Onkyo has announced its 2016 range of receivers, which include features such as Dolby Atmos, Google Cast and the company's first multiroom system.

Harman Kardon AVR1610S
REVIEW

Harman Kardon AVR1610S

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is a decent AV receiver, but it pales in comparison to plenty of far better alternatives at the same price.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2015
Yamaha RX-V479
REVIEW

Yamaha RX-V479

The Yamaha RX-V479 delivers superb sound quality and a long list of must-have features, making it our favorite receiver in this price range.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2015
Apple TV 2015
REVIEW

Apple TV 2015 ( 32GB)

Apple TV's awesome remote and voice control make it one of the best entertainment devices, especially for anyone who already owns plenty of Apple gadgets.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 28, 2015
2.9 stars User rating out of 11 votes
Roku 4
REVIEW

Roku 4

The Roku 4 is the best way to get the most 4K video today, but isn't worth the extra money for most buyers.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2015
2.1 stars User rating out of 9 votes
Electric Jukebox
EDITORS' TAKE

Electric Jukebox ( Red)

This may be the easiest way to enjoy the endless choice of music streaming: just plug it into your TV and say the name of your favourite band into the remote control. It's not cheap though.

Pricing not available

Google Chromecast 2015
REVIEW

Google Chromecast 2015 ( Black)

The innovative Chromecast might be the ultimate living-room accessory for your phone or tablet, but more traditional streaming devices deliver a better streaming experience.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2015
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Denon AVR-S910W
REVIEW

Denon AVR-S910W

The Denon AVR S910W comes fully loaded with up-to-the-second features, and delivers highly transparent sound.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 20, 2015
Marantz NR1506
REVIEW

Marantz NR1506

The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 8, 2015
Onkyo TX-NR646
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR646

Considering the Onkyo TX-NR646's generous feature set and superlative sonic skills, it's one heck of a value.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Marantz NR1606
EDITORS' TAKE

Marantz NR1606

Marantz has added three new receivers to its 2015 lineup with wireless connectivity and support for 4K video sources as standard.

Sony STR-DN1060
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1060

The Sony STR-DN1060 AV receiver offers great sound and is chock full of solid streaming audio features, but rivals are nipping at its heels.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Yamaha RX-V379
REVIEW

Yamaha RX-V379

Unless you have a huge home theater or tough-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-V379's combination of useful features and solid performance may be all you need.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 17, 2015
Nvidia Shield
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield

The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Yamaha RX-V679
EDITORS' TAKE

Yamaha RX-V679

​Yamaha has announced four new receivers in its 2015 RX-V range, which now includes support for 4K video and streaming via Bluetooth and Spotify Connect.

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound
REVIEW

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound

The PSB Alpha VS21's skimpy feature lineup and so-so movie sound quality don't live up to expectations considering its hefty $600 list price.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 18, 2015
Marantz NR1605
REVIEW

Marantz NR1605

The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2015
Canon Connect Station CS100
EDITORS' TAKE

Canon Connect Station CS100

If you've ever wanted to connect a streaming and backup device to your TV that only works with Canon gear (and SD/CF cards), you're in luck.

Denon AVR-S500BT
REVIEW

Denon AVR-S500BT

While the AVR-S500BT is one of Denon's least expensive receivers, its features lineup is surprisingly generous, and movie and music sound quality is up to snuff for the price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 23, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony STR-DN850
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN850

The Sony STR-DN850 has it all: bountiful Wi-Fi networking features, the brawn to provide maximum home theater fun, and the refinement to bring a string quartet recording to life.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2014
Marantz SR5009
REVIEW

Marantz SR5009

The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and follows through with stellar sound quality.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 23, 2014
Onkyo TX-NR535
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR535

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but it's not the last word on value.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 10, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Monster SoundStage S3
EDITORS' TAKE

Monster SoundStage S3

We get a first taste of the Monster SoundStage S3 wireless speaker system and it's packing some extra features that could edge competitors in this fast-growing category.

Mass Fidelity The Core
EDITORS' TAKE

Mass Fidelity The Core

Mass Fidelity's Bluetooth multiroom speaker The Core generates a wide stereo image from a small box, but expect to pay for the privilege.

Sony STR-DN1050
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1050

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2014
3.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes