The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Sony STR-DN1050 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, Sony STR-DN1050 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then STR-DN1050 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 120/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DN1050 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 96 KHz/24-bit for STR-DN1050 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the STR-DN1050 supports Bi-amping feature. The Sony STR-DN1050 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Sony STR-DN1050 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the STR-DN1050 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The STR-DN1050 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.
The Sony STR-DN1050 has 6/3 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 STR-DN1050. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present only in the TX-SR353. 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. The setup assistant will help you configure Sony STR-DN1050.
Only the STR-DN1050 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the STR-DN1050.