10 Best Surround Sound Receivers -Reviews & Buying Guide

Buying the best surround sound receivers is pretty simple, but choosing the right one for you isn’t necessarily easy, especially when considering just how many options are out there. To help you out, we did all the research out there, considering the various types, quality, and features available. During the analysis of this product, we considered all the important factors. Keep reading to learn more about the research factors and our top 10 picks of surround sound receivers so you can easily buy one.

10 Best surround sound receivers to Buy This Year

Our team members have a strong background in the surround sound receivers industry. We began this study by considering the most important aspects of an surround sound receivers. To rate each product, our research regime puts each surround sound receivers through multi-point performance analysis. We subjected each surround sound receivers to over 10 individual metrics research to find the best surround sound receivers out there.

Our research of surround sound receivers covers these metrics:

  • Product Quality
  • The design
  • Materials used to build
  • The price of surround sound receivers
  • Strength and durability
  • Characteristics of the product
  • Products value for money
  • Products versatility
  • Is it user-friendly?
  • Products functionality
  • User Feedback
  • Size and weight
  • Warranty policy, and many more.

The most important metric for surround sound receivers is product quality. We believe this is the most important thing to get the best surround sound receivers, so we give it a higher weighting than other test metrics. In addition to the experience of our researchers and user feedback, we also utilize information from our extensive product research to compare each surround sound receivers performance.

1. Sony STRDH590 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver: 4K HDR AV Receiver with Bluetooth,Black

Features :

  • Cinematic Sound at Home: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home
  • Virtual Front Surround: S Force PRO delivers virtual surround sound with only a 2 speaker setup
  • Smart Connectivity: Stream music and use Bluetooth Standby turn on the receiver from your phone
  • Multi Function System: Enjoy a Multi Channel Stereo Setup, FM Radio Tuner and 1/4 Inches Headphone Jack
  • Dynamic Setup: 4 Stereo Rca Audio Inputs and 2 Digital Audio Outputs (1 Optical and 1 Coaxial)
  • In the box: Receivers include a calibration microphone, FM wire antenna, remote control, batteries
  • NOTE: Scroll down the catalog to find installation Manual and User Guide for trouble shooting steps.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.25
Width 17
Length 11.75
Weight 17.1
Release Date 2018-03-05T00:00:01Z

2. Pyle 7.1-Channel Hi-Fi Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier – 2000 Watt AV Home Theater Speaker Subwoofer Surround Sound Receiver w/ Radio, USB, RCA, HDMI, MIC IN, Supports 4K UHD TV, 3D, Blu-Ray – PT796BT

Features :

  • 7.1 CHANNEL: The Pyle 7.1 Channel Hi-Fi Home Theater Receiver is perfect for your home entertainment system. Gives you 2000 watts peak power to be used for speakers and subwoofers w/ 4-16 ohms impedance, lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • BLUETOOTH-COMPATIBLE: The professional integrated high powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ bluetooth wireless music streaming. Works with today’s latest devices including smart phones, iPhone, iPad and computers with hassle-free receiver pairing
  • 4K UHD TV SUPPORT: The AV digital amp box is equipped w/ 4K ultra HD TV, 3D and video pass-through support w/ dedicated RCA subwoofer output. Connect & stream audio/video from external devices via USB, RCA, HDMI, optical/coaxial digital audio
  • EQ CONTROLS: The home amplifier with bluetooth has 2 ¼” mic inputs with independent input source selection. Equipped w/ next gen audio DSP sound processing technology and controls for echo, bass, treble, microphone and volume adjustments
  • DIGITAL VFD DISPLAY: The home theater surround sound receiver system has built-in VFD display & AM/FM radio. Features front panel control center & integrated over current, short circuit & over-voltage protection. Includes remote control & power cable

Additional Info :

Color Standard
Item Dimensions
Height 5.5
Width 13.8
Length 16.9
Release Date 2020-10-26T00:00:01Z

3. Wireless Bluetooth Home Audio Amplifier – 100W 5 Channel Home Theater Power Stereo Receiver, Surround Sound w/ HDMI, AUX, FM Antenna, Subwoofer Speaker Input, 12V Adapter – Pyle PFA540BT

Features :

  • 100 WATT POWER: The Pyle 5 Channel HiFi Audio Amplifier w/ 100W peak power gives your entertainment system a boost. Offers low distortion w/ acoustically accurate audio reproduction, allowing you to enjoy crisp and high quality amplified audio
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The small personal integrated indoor stereo receiver is equipped with Bluetooth wireless music streaming. Works with today’s latest devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, computer w/ hassle free receiver pairing
  • 4 INPUTS: The professional Hi Fi amp supports various external devices. Features RCA subwoofer output, AUX RCA L/R audio inputs, HDMI output plus 2 HDMI inputs, FM radio antenna input, 5 sets of spring loaded speaker terminal connectors
  • FRONT CONTROL PANEL: The compact amplifier which features full range stereo sound reproduction has a built in LCD display w/ crisp buttons for the functions such as standby, tuner (minus/plus), surround, mute, input and a rotary control knob for the volume
  • EQ CONTROLS: This multi purpose 5 channel compact home theater digital stereo receiver box features crisp buttons and rotary knob controls for audio adjustment. Includes 12V adapter and remote control for easy distant audio adjustments. Note: Refer to the PDF attached below in the Technical Specification for User Manual

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.8
Width 2
Length 8
Weight 1.54
Release Date 2016-12-06T00:00:01Z

4. Sony STR-DH790 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos & Bluetooth Black

Features :

  • CINEMATIC SOUND AT HOME: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home
  • BREATHTAKING AUDIO: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X deliver multi-dimensional and object-based surround sound
  • STUNNING 4K QUALITY: 4K HDR pass through with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Hybrid Log Gamma provides greater and clearer color, contrast, and brightness
  • GET CONNECTED: 4 in/1 out HDMI each and 1 optical / 1 coaxial digital and analog audio connections
  • AUTO CALIBRATION: Advanced D.C.A.C. analyzes and adjusts the audio for optimal sound in every room
  • SMARTER CONNECTIVITY: Stream music and use Bluetooth Standby turn on the receiver from your phone
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN: STRDH790 Bluetooth receiver measures 5 1/4″ tall to fit into most AV cabinets
  • PURE DIRECT FUNCTION: Suppresses front panel noise to provide higher-fidelity sound from all inputs
  • IN THE BOX: AV receivers include a calibration microphone, FM antenna, remote control and batteries

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.25
Width 11.75
Length 17
Weight 18
Release Date 2018-05-10T00:00:01Z

5. 1000W Bluetooth Home Theater Receiver – 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Stereo Amplifier System with 4K Ultra HD, 3D Video & Blu-Ray Video Pass-Through Supports, HDMI/MP3/USB/AM/FM Radio – Pyle, Black

Features :

  • 1000W PEAK POWER: The Pyle 5. 2 channel hi-fi home theater receiver is perfect for your home entertainment system. Gives you 1000W peak power to be used for speakers and subwoofers w/ 4-16 ohms impedance, lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The professional integrated high powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ Bluetooth wireless music streaming. Works with today’s latest devices including Smartphones, iPhone, iPad and computers with hassle Free receiver pairing
  • 4K UHD TV SUPPORT: The AV digital amp box is equipped w/ 4K Ultra HD TV, 3D and Blu ray video pass-through support w/ dedicated RCA subwoofer output; Connect and stream audio/video from external devices via USB, RCA, HDMI, optical/digital audio
  • EQ CONTROLS: The home amplifier with Bluetooth has 2 ¼” mic inputs with independent input source selection. Equipped w/ next-gen audio DSP sound processing technology and controls for echo, bass, treble, microphone, and volume adjustments
  • DIGITAL VFD Display: The home theater surround sound receiver system has a built-in VFD display w/ AM/FM radio. Features front panel control center & integrated over the current, short circuit and over-voltage protection; includes a remote control

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.59
Width 16.93
Length 13.78
Release Date 2021-05-05T00:00:01Z

6. 1000W Bluetooth Home Theater Receiver – 5.2-Ch Surround Sound Stereo Amplifier System with 4K Ultra HD, 3D Video & Blu-Ray Video Pass-Through Supports, MP3/USB/AM/FM Radio – Pyle PT696BT,Black

Features :

  • 1000W PEAK POWER: The Pyle 5. 2 channel hi-fi home theater receiver is perfect for your home entertainment system. Gives you 1000W peak power to be used for speakers and subwoofers w/ 4-16 ohms impedance, lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The professional integrated high powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ Bluetooth wireless music streaming. Works with today’s latest devices including Smartphones, iPhone, iPad and computers with hassle Free receiver pairing
  • 4K UHD TV SUPPORT: The AV digital amp box is equipped w/ 4K Ultra HD TV, 3D and Blu ray video pass-through support w/ dedicated RCA subwoofer output; Connect and stream audio/video from external devices via USB, RCA, HDMI, optical/digital audio
  • EQ CONTROLS: The home amplifier with Bluetooth has 2 ¼” mic inputs with independent input source selection. Equipped w/ next-gen audio DSP sound processing technology and controls for echo, bass, treble, microphone, and volume adjustments
  • DIGITAL VFD Display: The home theater surround sound receiver system has a built-in VFD display w/ AM/FM radio. Features front panel control center & integrated over the current, short circuit and over-voltage protection; includes a remote control

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.59
Width 16.93
Length 13.78
Release Date 2021-03-22T00:00:01Z

7. YAMAHA RX-V385 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth

Features :

  • 5.1 channel powerful surround sound
  • Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 100W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD); Rated Output Power (20Hz 20kHz, 2ch driven) 70W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD); Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (Jeita) 145W (6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.2 (4 in/1 out)
  • 4K Ultra HD support, HDR10, Dolby vision, hybrid log gamma and BT.2020
  • YPAO auto calibration technology for ideal sound, Exclusive Yamaha Cinema DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging
  • Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass through; It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colors

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.34
Width 17.13
Length 12.4
Weight 16.3

8. Wireless Bluetooth Home Audio Amplifier – 100W 5.1 Channel Home Theater Power Stereo Receiver, Surround Sound w/HDMI, AUX, FM Antenna, Subwoofer Speaker Input, 12V Adapter – PFA560BT

Features :

  • 100 WATT POWER: The Pyle 5.1 Channel HiFi Audio Amplifier w/ 100W peak power gives your entertainment system a boost! Offers low distortion w/ acoustically accurate audio reproduction allowing you to enjoy crisp and high quality amplified audio
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The small personal integrated indoor stereo receiver is equipped with Bluetooth wireless music streaming. Works with today’s latest devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers w/ hassle-free receiver pairing
  • 4 INPUTS: The professional Hi-Fi amp supports various external devices. Features RCA subwoofer output, AUX RCA L/R audio inputs, HDMI output + 2 HDMI inputs, FM radio antenna input, 5 sets of spring loaded speaker terminal connectors
  • FRONT CONTROL PANEL: The compact amplifier which features full range stereo sound reproduction has a built-in LCD display w/ crisp buttons for the functions such as standby, tuner (-/+), surround, mute, input and a rotary control knob for the volume
  • EQ CONTROLS: This multi purpose 5.1-channel compact home theater digital stereo receiver box features crisp buttons and rotary knob controls for audio adjustment. Includes 12V adapter and remote control for easy distant audio adjustments

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 2
Width 5.8
Length 8
Release Date 2021-12-28T00:00:01Z

9. Onkyo TX-NR696 Home Audio Smart Audio and Video Receiver, Sonos Compatible and Dolby Atmos Enabled, 4K Ultra HD and AirPlay 2, Black

Features :

  • SONOS COMPATIBLE. This Onkyo receiver can join your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or start a new one, by pairing with a Sonos Connect. The AVR ties into the Sonos ecosystem, waking, changing inputs and playing at the desired volume from the Sonos app.
  • SMART AVR. This is the heart of your entertainment system. Stream from Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer and TuneIn to share sound as part of a multi-room system. Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi and FlareConnect.
  • GOOGLE CHROMECAST. Cue, play, and control music playback by voice with your Google Assistant smart speaker. Control playback with Chromecast-enabled apps from your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop or Chromebook.
  • DTS ATMOS. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer provides an immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect. Dolby Atmos and DTS formats provide advanced sound mapping so effects move from speaker to speaker. 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos.
  • THX CERTIFIED SELECT. Take movie night to the next level. THX Certified Select guarantees the same reference volume level of a commercial theater in rooms where the viewing position is about 10–12 feet from the screen. 210 W/Ch THX Certified Select.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.830695
Width 14.940915
Length 17.12595
Release Date 2019-03-01T00:00:01Z

10. Klipsch Black Reference Theater Pack 5.1 Surround Sound System

Features :

  • The Klipsch reference theater pack delivers a superior acoustic performance while keeping an incredibly minimal footprint
  • Klipsch’s exclusive Tractrix Horn technology and aluminum Tweeters deliver the cleanest, most natural sound possible. The down-firing wireless subwoofer is designed to deliver room-filling low frequencies without requiring too much floor space
  • To complement the easy placement of the wireless subwoofer, each satellite speaker has a keyhole mount and a threaded insert for maximum mounting flexibility
  • The reference theater pack brings the Klipsch cinematic sound into your home with an incredibly minimal footprint

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 13.3
Width 11.8
Length 11.8
Weight 32
Release Date 2020-01-01T00:00:01Z

Things to Look Before Buying surround sound receivers

There are a few factors to consider before purchasing surround sound receivers. First, you need to buy only what is beneficial for you. Second, the product quality should be more than satisfactory. Third, the price should be affordable. There are so many options available on the market, each of which has different features. Some are made from high-quality materials, while some are just not good enough to be used for a long time. It is very important to get the best one for your needs.

The following will help you know what to look for when buying surround sound receivers:

  • Quality of the product: Check the material used for making it. The material should be strong and durable enough to last long.
  • How much will it last: Once you have bought something, it might not be easy to replace it with a new one when something goes wrong with the old one. So, ensure the product is durable enough to last longer than expected.
  • Its brand reputation: It’s important to consider buying from a reputed brand, as they usually offer better quality products at reasonable prices than other brands.
  • User’s review: Read user reviews before buying any product online. This will help you decide whether or not it’s worth your money and time.

Here are a few more considerations that you need to know:

Design

The design of your surround sound receivers is also important because it helps make it easy to work with and looks attractive and appealing to the eye.  It should be attractive and eye-catching. If it is not attractive, then there is no use in buying that thing. You need to look at every minute detail while checking it out. If you get a design that does not match your taste or preference, it can ruin the overall needs rather than what you want it to be. It is therefore important that when looking for designs for your new surround sound receivers, choose one that matches your taste and your needs so that they complement each other well instead of clashing with each other or, even worse, ruin your needs completely!

What features do you need?

The product’s features are the second thing you must consider when buying surround sound receivers. This can be tricky because many different types of products with different features are available in the market today. Therefore, if you want something specific in your product, make sure it has those features before making any purchase. If possible, try out each product before buying one so that you can see whether or not it meets all your requirements or not!

Quality

When buying surround sound receivers, quality is extremely important. You want something that will last and not break after using it a few times. It won’t be worth your money and time if you buy something that breaks easily or doesn’t work well. So, research what brands have good products with high-quality materials that can handle heavy use without breaking down easily.

Price of the product

The fourth thing to consider when buying surround sound receivers is its price. Of course, you must be careful because buying something too expensive can be hard on your budget. However, if it’s too cheap, there might be something wrong with it, or they could sell fake products. Be sure to look up prices before making any purchases to ensure it’s within your budget!

Your budget

You need to know how much money you want to spend on surround sound receivers before going out and shopping for it. This is because different prices mean that different options are available to you. You can only get what you can afford, so set a realistic budget and stick with it. If your budget is high enough, go ahead and buy the most expensive option available, but if not, try to find one that will fit your budget constraints while still performing well enough for your needs.

Durability

The durability of the surround sound receivers can be affected by the materials used to make it and how well it is constructed. If you want your surround sound receivers to last for a long time, then make sure it is built using good quality materials. The material should also withstand wear and tear, so it doesn’t break easily.

Brand

Next up is brand reputation. Some brands have been around for many years and have proven trustworthy, reliable, and consistent in their manufacturing processes over time. Suppose you buy surround sound receivers from a popular brand. In that case, chances are you will get good service if there’s ever an issue with your purchase because they know how important their reputation is among consumers looking for quality products at affordable prices. They want to keep it that way!

Check for warranties and guarantees

When you buy surround sound receivers, you should check for any warranties or guarantees that come with the item. Some companies provide warranties for their products, while others give customers refunds if they’re not satisfied with their purchase within 30 days. This way, if you buy a defective product or there’s an issue with it after using it for some time, there are ways to get something done without spending more money on something else.

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