What is better - Onkyo TX-SR383 vs Pioneer VSX-935?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-SR383 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 135/6, while the VSX-935 has a power of 80/8, 170/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-SR383 it is 0.09%, but for the VSX-935 it is 0.08%.
Competitive models use the same DAC. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer VSX-935. In the considered devices there is no function transmitting an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The VSX-935 has access to the Spotify service. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the TX-SR383 and the VSX-935. Video scaling is only possible with the VSX-935. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the VSX-935.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the TX-SR383 has 4/1, and the VSX-935 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the VSX-935. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Onkyo TX-SR383 has HDMI CEC. The TX-SR383 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the VSX-935, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Pioneer VSX-935.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer VSX-935 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the VSX-935. Only in the VSX-935 realized a DTS:X surround technology.