The Sony STR-DN1080 vs Onkyo TX-SR343 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DN1080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/6, while the TX-SR343 has a power of 100/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the STR-DN1080 it is 0.09%, but for the TX-SR343 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DN1080 received the model 96 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-SR343 is equipped with TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Sony STR-DN1080. The model STR-DN1080 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with STR-DN1080. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The STR-DN1080 has access to the Spotify service.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the STR-DN1080. 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 STR-DN1080 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 varies depending on the receiver, the STR-DN1080 has 6/2, and the TX-SR343 has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the STR-DN1080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. STR-DN1080 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. The Sony STR-DN1080 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the STR-DN1080. Only in the STR-DN1080 realized a DTS:X surround technology.