The Sony STR-DH590 vs Cambridge Audio AXR100 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Sony STR-DH590 has 5.2 versus 2.0 for Cambridge Audio AXR100. Regarding power, then STR-DH590 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 145/6 when AXR100 has a power of 100/8. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DH590 but 0.01% for the AXR100.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/32-bit. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Sony STR-DH590 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each of these units does not support Apple Music. Competitors do not have built-in Spotify service. Only the STR-DH590 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the STR-DH590. Only the STR-DH590 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the STR-DH590. The AXR100 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.