What is better - Sony STR-DH590 vs Pioneer VSX-935?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DH590 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 145/6, while the VSX-935 has a power of 80/8, 170/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the STR-DH590 it is 0.09%, but for the VSX-935 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DH590 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the VSX-935 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer VSX-935. The model STR-DH590 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The VSX-935 has access to the Spotify service.
Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the STR-DH590 and the VSX-935. Video scaling is only possible with the VSX-935. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the STR-DH590 has 4/1, and the VSX-935 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the VSX-935. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Sony STR-DH590 has HDMI CEC. The STR-DH590 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the VSX-935, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Pioneer VSX-935. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer VSX-935 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the VSX-935. Only in the VSX-935 realized a DTS:X surround technology.