What is better - Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Sony STR-DH830?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 7.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-SR343 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/6, while the STR-DH830 has a power of 105/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-SR343 it is 0.08%, but for the STR-DH830 it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-SR343 received the model TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the STR-DH830 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. In the considered devices there is no function transmitting an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless connection to the Internet via WIFI can not be performed on these receivers. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the TX-SR343. Support for Apple Music Services not implemented. Spotify is not available for these receivers.
Oddly enough, the support for the HDR function is not implemented in these units. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the TX-SR343 and the STR-DH830. 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 varies depending on the receiver, the TX-SR343 has 4/1, and the STR-DH830 has 5/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-SR343 and the STR-DH830. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-SR343 and STR-DH830 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. 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.