It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-X1600H vs Onkyo TX-8020 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X1600H has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8020. Regarding power, then AVR-X1600H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 120/6 when TX-8020 has a power of 90/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X1600H but 0.03% for the TX-8020.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 384 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X1600H and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-8020. Only the AVR-X1600H supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-X1600H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the AVR-X1600H has Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X1600H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Only the AVR-X1600H supports Spotify. Only the AVR-X1600H provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers. Only the AVR-X1600H supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X1600H. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AVR-X1600H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X1600H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X1600H.
Only the AVR-X1600H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X1600H.
The Denon AVR-X1600H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X1600H price