An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Denon AVR-X1400H comparison definitely makes sense.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then TX-NR555 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 130/6 when AVR-X1400H has a power of 80/8, 120/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-NR555 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the AVR-X1400H. Both the TX-NR555 and the AVR-X1400H support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Onkyo TX-NR555 has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The TX-NR555 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, and the AVR-X1400H can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud.
These units support HDR technology. 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. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X1400H.
Each receiver has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. 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. The TX-NR555 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The TX-NR555 supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the AVR-X1400H. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X1400H.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.