The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Denon AVR-X3400H that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-SR343 has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Denon AVR-X3400H. Regarding power, then TX-SR343 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/6 when AVR-X3400H has a power of 105/8, 135/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for TX-SR343 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the AVR-X3400H. Only the AVR-X3400H supports Bi-amping feature. The Denon AVR-X3400H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-X3400H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-X3400H supports Spotify.
Only the Denon AVR-X3400H has support for High dynamic range (HDR). 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 AVR-X3400H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR343. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X3400H.
The Onkyo TX-SR343 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X3400H. 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 AVR-X3400H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X3400H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X3400H.
Only the AVR-X3400H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X3400H.