Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon AVRS530BT

Denon AVR-S950H
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon AVRS530BT: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? The AVR-S950H has 7.2 channels amplifier and the AVRS530BT 5.2 channels. Only the AVR-S950H has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-S950H. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S950H has an overall score of 7.3 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for AVRS530BT.

Advantages Denon AVR-S950H over Denon AVRS530BT

  • Delivers 90W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Multi-zone
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Denon AVR-S950H

Denon AVR-S950H review

Jan 10, 2020

Denon AVR-S950H - the flagship 7.2-channel AV receiver, released in the new S series. Why not to see Denon AVR-S950H specs in the most comprehensive Denon AVR-S950H review. Article navigation Feat...

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Denon AVRS530BT

Denon AVRS530BT review

Sep 19, 2019

The chip receiver is what most users need. In Denon AVRS530BT review describes the main characteristics that allow this receiver to be the center of a home media system - support for Heos, music strea...

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Product

Denon AVR-S950H
Denon AVRS530BT

Model

AVR-S950H
AVRS530BT

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

1141
360

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 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
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

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, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

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
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS Neo:6 Cinema

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

550
310

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
43.1 x 30.4 x 15.2/17.1 x 12.6 x 6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
7.2/16.6
Denon AVR-S950H
Denon AVRS530BT
Denon AVR-S950H
Denon AVRS530BT

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 4.3
  • 7.3Denon AVR-S950H
  • 4.3Denon AVRS530BT

The Denon AVR-S950H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-S950H price