The Denon HEOS AVR vs Onkyo TX-SR343 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the HEOS AVR has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 65/6, while the TX-SR343 has a power of 100/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the HEOS AVR it is 0.05%, but for the TX-SR343 it is 0.08%. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model HEOS AVR can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the AV receivers have an auto speaker calibration support.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with HEOS AVR. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Support for Apple Music Services not implemented. The HEOS AVR has access to the Spotify service.
Oddly enough, the support for the HDR function is not implemented in these units. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the HEOS AVR and the TX-SR343. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the HEOS AVR and the TX-SR343. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. HEOS AVR and TX-SR343 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. None of these units can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.