Denon AVR-X6400H vs Pioneer VSX-531

AVR-X6400H vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X6400H vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Denon AVR-X6400H
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Denon AVR-X6400H vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The AVR-X6400H has 11.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. Only the AVR-X6400H has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X6400H. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X6400H has an overall score of 9.4 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Denon AVR-X6400H over Pioneer VSX-531

  • Delivers 140W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-X6400H

Dec 06, 2019

Denon AVR-X6400H is one of Denon's best AVRs for 2017. Not only is it decorated with all the features and technologies that you expect from a modern home theater, it also provides excellent performanc...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X6400H
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

AVR-X6400H
VSX-531

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

61
144

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 250/6
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
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

2
1

Composite input

5
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

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
USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Surround
DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
220

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.45

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.5
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

14.4/32
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Denon AVR-X6400H
Pioneer VSX-531
Denon AVR-X6400H
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 4.3
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6400H
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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