I very recently picked up an Onkyo 706 AV receiver at a great price (i.e. $500). Since then a friend who previously owned a high end stereo shop recommended Marantz as a better receiver from a pure sound quality point of view. While I love movies, I care more about music.
As we all know, people says lots of stuff about the different brands. From those who have listened to all this equipment, will a similarly spec'd Marantz sound better than an Onkyo? If so, how much better? In what ways?
Thanks in advance. I am still within my return period for my Onkyo.