Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon HEOS AVR

AVR-S950H vs HEOS AVR comparison chart

Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon HEOS AVR review

Denon AVR-S950H
vs
Denon HEOS AVR

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-S950H vs Denon HEOS AVR to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The AVR-S950H has 7.2 channels amplifier and the HEOS AVR 5.1 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 4.8 out of 10 for HEOS AVR.

Advantages Denon AVR-S950H over Denon HEOS AVR

  • Delivers 90W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5
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Jan 10, 2020

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S950H
Denon HEOS AVR

Model

AVR-S950H
HEOS AVR

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

141
15

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 125/6
50/8, 65/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 192 KHz/32-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
has not

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
4/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

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
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
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

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
110

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 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
5.9/13/2

Other

Release year

2019
2017
Denon AVR-S950H
Denon HEOS AVR
Denon AVR-S950H
Denon HEOS AVR

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 4.8
  • 7.3Denon AVR-S950H
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR