The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Pioneer VSX-832 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 VSX-832 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 165/6 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, AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for VSX-832 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Pioneer VSX-832 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Pioneer VSX-832 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the VSX-832 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The VSX-832 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the VSX-832.
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 not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer VSX-832.
Only the VSX-832 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-832.