Denon AVR-S960H vs Denon AVR-X1600H

AVR-S960H vs AVR-X1600H comparison chart

Denon AVR-S960H vs Denon AVR-X1600H review

Denon AVR-S960H
vs
Denon AVR-X1600H

This is a review and detailed comparison of Denon AVR-S960H vs Denon AVR-X1600H. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S960H has an overall score of 7.8 out of 10 vs 7.6 out of 10 for AVR-X1600H.

Advantages Denon AVR-S960H over Denon AVR-X1600H

  • Delivers 90W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • 8K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Advantages Denon AVR-X1600H over Denon AVR-S960H

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-X1600H

Dec 27, 2019

Denon AVR-X1600H is an entry-level AV receiver, equipped with many features that are available in more expensive models of this company. Want to see what are the Denon AVR-X1600H specs? Check out thi...

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Product

Denon AVR-S960H
Denon AVR-X1600H

Model

AVR-S960H
AVR-X1600H

Brand

Denon
Denon

Reviews

60
150

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 125/6
80/8, 120/6

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)

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
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

2/2
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, 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/120Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

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
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, RS-232 Control, App 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, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
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, DSD
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
430

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.8 x 15.2 x 33/17.1 x 6.6 x 13
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.5/21
8.6/19

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Denon AVR-S960H
Denon AVR-X1600H
Denon AVR-S960H
Denon AVR-X1600H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8Denon AVR-S960H
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H

The Denon AVR-S960H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-S960H price.