Denon HEOS AVR vs Onkyo TX-SR444

Denon HEOS AVR
vs
Onkyo TX-SR444

What are the main differences between the Denon HEOS AVR vs Onkyo TX-SR444 and which AV receivers is better? The HEOS AVR has 5.1 channels amplifier and the TX-SR444 7.1 channels. Only the TX-SR444 has a Dolby Atmos support. Based on our rating, AV receivers have the same overall rating of 4.8.

Advantages Denon HEOS AVR over Onkyo TX-SR444

  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Advantages Onkyo TX-SR444 over Denon HEOS AVR

  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Product

Denon HEOS AVR
Onkyo TX-SR444

Model

HEOS AVR
TX-SR444

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

15
62

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 65/6 1KHz
100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
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)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod

Display

fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

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

110
420

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11
53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

5.9/13/2
10.5/22
Denon HEOS AVR
Onkyo TX-SR444
Denon HEOS AVR
Onkyo TX-SR444

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR
  • 4.8Onkyo TX-SR444

The Denon HEOS AVR is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS AVR price