Denon AVR-X1600H vs Pioneer VSX-933

AVR-X1600H vs VSX-933 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X1600H vs Pioneer VSX-933 review

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Denon AVR-X1600H review

Comparing Denon AVR-X1600H vs Pioneer VSX-933 we can see that both have 7.2 channels and 80/8 W/Ohm RMS. Denon AVR-X1600H has HEOS technology, which allows you to play music from network devices and on-line services, as well as include the device in a proprietary multi-room system. In it, in particular, it will be possible to play sound from a TV connected to the Denon AVR-X1600H in all zones. There is also a USB connector for “flash drives” with music files in the device. The AV receiver can play songs in High-res PCM and DSD formats, and you can use a cable or Wi-Fi to connect to the network. The Denon AVR-X1600H wireless technology list also includes AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth, making it easy to connect to mobile devices. Denon AVR-X1600H

Pioneer VSX-933 review

Home Theater AV Receiver for Impressive Immersion with 5.2.2-Channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Sound Optimized with MCACC. Due to the high power of all channels of the Direct amplifier, a wide selection of methods for connecting High-Res audio and a variety of pure analog sources, the VSX-933 significantly improves the quality of music, audio, games and TV programs. The functionality of the AV receiver allows it to work perfectly with modern 4K / 60p media players, TVs and projectors with support for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), Dolby Vision and BT.2020 color space via HDCP 2.2 and HDMI. Pioneer VSX-933

Denon AVR-X1600H pros & cons

Pros

  • The X1600H has access to many online music services
  • Music streaming is also possible via AirPlay or Bluetooth

Cons

  • The unit has not the input video signal scaling

Pioneer VSX-933 pros & cons

Pros

  • Thanks to the Reflex Optimizer mode with ceiling speakers, the sound becomes more realistic
  • Setup with the included mic was so cool

Cons

  • No backlighting on the remote

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Rating 3.8 3.8
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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X1600H
Pioneer VSX-933

Model

AVR-X1600H
VSX-933

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

150
15

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 120/6
80/8, 165/6

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
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
6/1

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
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
FlareConnect

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-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

430
460

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

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 x 13.3
43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
9.4/20.7

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Denon AVR-X1600H
Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X1600H
Pioneer VSX-933

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H
  • 7.8Pioneer VSX-933

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