Sony STR-DH590 vs Onkyo TX-SR444

Sony STR-DH590
vs
Onkyo TX-SR444

What are the main differences between the Sony STR-DH590 vs Onkyo TX-SR444 and which AV receivers is better? The STR-DH590 has 5.2 channels amplifier and the TX-SR444 7.1 channels. Only the TX-SR444 has a Dolby Atmos support. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STR-DH590 has an overall score of 4.2 out of 10 vs 4.8 out of 10 for TX-SR444.

Advantages Sony STR-DH590 over Onkyo TX-SR444

  • Delivers 145W/6Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 100W/6Ohm
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Advantages Onkyo TX-SR444 over Sony STR-DH590

  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Sony STR-DH590

Sony STR-DH590 review

Dec 06, 2019

By adding the STR-DH590 to your home theater, you can enjoy a larger and sharper picture. With support for 4K HDR, Dolby Vision technology and customizable surround sound with a 5.2-channel AV receiv...

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Product

Sony STR-DH590
Onkyo TX-SR444

Model

STR-DH590
TX-SR444

Brand

Sony
Onkyo

Reviews

931
62

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

145/6 1KHz
100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC
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)

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
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

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
phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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

HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod

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
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24
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

200
420

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 13.3 x 29.7/ 17 x 5.3 x 11.4
53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

7.1/16.4
10.5/22
Sony STR-DH590
Onkyo TX-SR444
Sony STR-DH590
Onkyo TX-SR444

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.2
  • 4.8
  • 4.2Sony STR-DH590
  • 4.8Onkyo TX-SR444

The Onkyo TX-SR444 is better receiver in this comparison - check Onkyo TX-SR444 price.