Denon AVR-X1600H vs Pioneer VSX-934

AVR-X1600H vs VSX-934 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X1600H vs Pioneer VSX-934 review

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Denon AVR-X1600H review

Denon AVR-X1600H is equipped with six HDMI inputs and an output with support for the latest HDCP2.3 standard. The device can not only carry out video switching with the parameters 4K / 60 Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HGL, but also supports eARC technology, which allows you to transfer sound in 3D formats. Also, thanks to the Low Latency mode, the AV receiver can be used in conjunction with game consoles. Let’s see Denon AVR-X1600H vs Pioneer VSX-934: both are 7.2-channelled. Their RMS is also equal - 80W at 8 Ohms. Denon AVR-X1600H

Pioneer VSX-934 review

The Pioneer VSX-934 AV receiver has an updated set of functions and improved sound compared to the previous model, which, given the modest cost, has made it one of the most attractive models in this price category. The device is equipped with seven power amplifiers made using proprietary Direct Energy technology. It provides very high efficiency for the full use of the energy of the power supply and reduce heating circuits. Pioneer VSX-934 is able to work on large floor acoustics and sound quite large rooms. The AV receiver is equipped with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders for full sound reproduction in these 3D formats. Pioneer VSX-934

Denon AVR-X1600H pros & cons

Pros

  • For late listening, the Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode is valuable, with its automatic limitation of dynamic deviations
  • The receiver has the ability to output a video signal in aspect ratio, as in a commercial cinema -21:9

Cons

  • There is no Ethernet port

Pioneer VSX-934 pros & cons

Pros

  • It is possible to stream Hi-Res music from portable devices due to DTS Play-Fi app
  • It has dual HDMI output including an ARC compatible to make an audio return from compatible devices

Cons

  • Lack of multi-channel analog output
  • Sometimes happen sound delays via Bluetooth

Votes 9 9
Rating 4.6 4.6
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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X1600H
Pioneer VSX-934

Model

AVR-X1600H
VSX-934

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

150
61

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

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, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
6/2

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
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

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
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

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, 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
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
2019
Denon AVR-X1600H
Pioneer VSX-934
Denon AVR-X1600H
Pioneer VSX-934

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H
  • 7.4Pioneer VSX-934

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