What is better - Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 vs Pioneer VSX-935?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the Elite VSX-LX305 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 225/6, while the VSX-935 has a power of 80/8, 170/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.
Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. In the considered devices there is no function transmitting an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.
The HDR10+ function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/120Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the Elite VSX-LX305 and the VSX-935. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the Elite VSX-LX305 has 7/2, and the VSX-935 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the Elite VSX-LX305 and the VSX-935. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that HDMI CEC support is not implemented. Elite VSX-LX305 and VSX-935 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and the Pioneer VSX-935 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.