Denon AVR-S960H vs Pioneer VSX-532

AVR-S960H vs VSX-532 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S960H vs Pioneer VSX-532 review

Denon AVR-S960H
vs
Pioneer VSX-532

What are the main differences between the Denon AVR-S960H vs Pioneer VSX-532 and which AV receivers is better? The AVR-S960H has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-532 5.1 channels. Only the AVR-S960H has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-S960H. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S960H has an overall score of 7.8 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-532.

Advantages Denon AVR-S960H over Pioneer VSX-532

  • Delivers 90W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • 8K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone

Advantages Pioneer VSX-532 over Denon AVR-S960H

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Pioneer VSX-532

Jan 10, 2020

The Pioneer VSX-532 is impressive because it provides enough options to demonstrate how much its small black box and low cost can deliver. A subwoofer preamp output provides a connection to a powered...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S960H
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

AVR-S960H
VSX-532

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

60
298

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 125/6
80/8, 150/6

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)

192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
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
2

Component input/output

2/2
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, 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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App 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, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
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
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
210

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.35

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 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.5/21
7.7/17.6

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Denon AVR-S960H
Pioneer VSX-532
Denon AVR-S960H
Pioneer VSX-532

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 4.3
  • 7.8Denon AVR-S960H
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

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