Sony STR DH550 vs Denon AVRS530BT

Sony STR DH550
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Sony STR DH550 vs Denon AVRS530BT: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? Both have 5.2 channel amplifiers. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STR DH550 has an overall score of 3.7 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for AVRS530BT.

Advantages Sony STR DH550 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup

Advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Sony STR DH550

  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • HDR compatible
  • 4K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
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Rating 5 5

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Sony STR DH550

Sony STR DH550 review

Oct 04, 2019

The receiver has a rated power of 145 watts per channel with a resistance of 6 ohms. With such an amplifier power, the STR DH550 can work in multi-room mode (Second Zone) without any problems which ...

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Denon AVRS530BT

Denon AVRS530BT review

Sep 19, 2019

The chip receiver is what most users need. In Denon AVRS530BT review describes the main characteristics that allow this receiver to be the center of a home media system - support for Heos, music strea...

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Common

Product

Sony STR DH550
Denon AVRS530BT

Model

STR DH550
AVRS530BT

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

1198
360

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6 1KHz
70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Dialog Normalization

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
5/1

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
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
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)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, Android

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
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
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
DTS Neo:6 Cinema

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

200
310

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43.1 x 30.4 x 15.2/17.1 x 12.6 x 6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.6/16.2
7.2/16.6
Sony STR DH550
Denon AVRS530BT
Sony STR DH550
Denon AVRS530BT

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.7
  • 4.3
  • 3.7Sony STR DH550
  • 4.3Denon AVRS530BT

The Denon AVRS530BT is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVRS530BT price.