The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Denon HEOS AVR vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 5.1. Regarding power, then HEOS AVR has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 65/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.05% for the HEOS AVR but 0.08% for the TX-SR353. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Denon HEOS AVR can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon HEOS AVR can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each of these units does not support Apple Music. Only the HEOS AVR supports Spotify.
HDR is not available on each model. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.