Denon HEOS AVR vs Sony STRZA1100ES review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Denon HEOS AVR vs Sony STRZA1100ES review

Denon HEOS AVR
vs
Sony STRZA1100ES

Denon HEOS AVR vs Sony STRZA1100ES comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon HEOS AVR has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Sony STRZA1100ES. Regarding power, then HEOS AVR has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 65/6 when STRZA1100ES has a power of 70/8, 90/6. The THD is 0.05% for the HEOS AVR but 0.09% for the STRZA1100ES. Only the STRZA1100ES supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Denon HEOS AVR can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HEOS AVR has Bluetooth support. Each of these units does not support Apple Music. Only the HEOS AVR supports Spotify. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The STRZA1100ES can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the HEOS AVR. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the STRZA1100ES.

Extensive connections

The Denon HEOS AVR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/2 HDMI connectors of the Sony STRZA1100ES.Denon HEOS AVR connectionsSony STRZA1100ES connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the STRZA1100ES. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Sony STRZA1100ES.

Multichannel surround

Only the STRZA1100ES has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the STRZA1100ES.

Add receiver to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

General

Item

Denon HEOS AVR
Sony STRZA1100ES

Model

HEOS AVR
STRZA1100ES

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

15
20

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 65/6
70/8, 90/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Sound Optimize

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
5/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/2

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

110
290

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11
43 x 17.4 x 41/17 x 6.8 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

5.9/13/2
12.8/28.4

Other

Release year

2017
2017
Denon HEOS AVR
Sony STRZA1100ES
Denon HEOS AVR
Sony STRZA1100ES

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.8
  • 6.6
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR
  • 6.6Sony STRZA1100ES