The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Denon AVR-S650H vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-S650H has 5.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then AVR-S650H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 75/8, 100/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-S650H and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Denon AVR-S650H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-S650H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-S650H supports Spotify. 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-S650H.
The Denon AVR-S650H has 5/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-S650H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-S650H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-SR353. The AVR-S650H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-S650H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-S650H.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.