Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon AVR-X1600H

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Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon AVR-X1600H

Denon AVR-S950H review

The Denon AVR-S950H is equipped with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X surround sound decoders and produces 90 W/channel versus only 80 W in a competitor. All amplification channels in the AV receiver are built on discrete elements. To fine-tune the surround sound, the Denon AVR-S950H uses Audyssey MultEQ technology, and there are also Dynamic EQ / Volume systems. The device supports HEOS proprietary multi-room technology, can play music from network drives and online services, including in High-resolution formats. Also available is Bluetooth and AirPlay 2, and you can use the proprietary mobile application to control the device.

Denon AVR-X1600H review

The device is equipped with the latest audio decoding systems, the X1600H supports the latest multi-channel audio formats, including Dolby Digital Plus Atmos, Dolby Atmos or DTS: X. Obviously, older formats like Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master are also supported. In this Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon AVR-X1600H comparison, it should be noted that both rivals have not an analog-to-digital converter. The Denon AVR-X1600H can be integrated into a multiroom broadcasting system. It is compatible with Denon Heos technology to listen to music on other Heos compatible devices. The control is easily done from the Heos app.

Denon AVR-S950H pros and cons

Pros

  • Voice interaction is also available through Amazon Alexa smart speakers or Google Assistant / Apple Siri
  • Large and informative front panel display

Cons

  • There is no Bi-amping feature

Denon AVR-X1600H pros and cons

Pros

  • AVR-X2600H is a fully functional solution for enjoying 5.1, 7.2 or 5.2.2 multi-channel audio formats
  • HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision standards are also supported for displaying contrasting scenes

Cons

  • There is no support for the Google Play music service

Denon AVR-S950H

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Denon AVR-X1600H

Denon AVR-X1600H review

Dec 27, 2019

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Product

Denon AVR-S950H
Denon AVR-X1600H

Model

AVR-S950H
AVR-X1600H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

309
167

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 192 KHz/32-bit
384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

550
430

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
8.6/19
Denon AVR-S950H
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Denon AVR-S950H
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AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3Denon AVR-S950H
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H

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