The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-V581 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, Yamaha RX-V581 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then RX-V581 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 115/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V581 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-V581 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the RX-V581 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-V581 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Yamaha RX-V581 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-V581 supports Spotify.
Only the Yamaha RX-V581 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). 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. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V581. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-V581.
Only the RX-V581 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the RX-V581.