Paralleling Denon AVRX3400H vs Sony STRDN1080, we compare the AV receivers in terms of price, features and everyday listening experience. What do the customers say about the sound quality, the amps’ usability, compatibility and functionality?
Both AV receivers are feature-rich, supporting Dolby-Atmos and DTS:X formats. They come with Wi-Fi connectivity and the smartphone apps that work well. The ChromeCast Music feature offers great experience to the listeners. Most users like the beneficial Bluetooth opportunity that is easier to use on the Sony amp. It is faster to calibrate. It’s also quite intuitive thanks to the guided setup procedure. Buts its HEOS system hangs up occasionally. Denon AVRX3400H is more convenient due to better remote, as the Sony receiver’s one comes with several seldom-used buttons. When I compare the Denon and Sony amps, I would like to mention that they come with the similar layouts, perfect user interfaces, being equipped with two control dials. But the Denon receiver stands out by the innovative Pandora streaming service.
Denon AVRX3400H versus Sony STRDN1080 is a bit more advanced. It helps the users to separate each of the 7.2 channels into 3 different rooms, offers the 3 signals to speakers while the Sony receiver has got 2 HTMI outputs that are still commonly sufficient. Both analog and digital audio signals can be enabled, to connect old and innovative gaming consoles, TV sets and video cameras. However, Sony STRDN1080 home theater receiver misses a phono input, being not compatible with turntables.
Being an advanced AV receiver, Sony STRDN1080 surpasses its top-quality counterpart in terms of:
Both receivers come with the impressive streaming facilities – Bluetooth, Airplay, Network, ChromeCast. However, still missing 3D sound format, the Sony amp produces deep, dynamic sound, packed with amazing punch and authority, with the perfect surround effects. It sounds really natural and warmer than its counterpart produces. However, the bass performance still lacks a bit of solidity. Meanwhile, the Denon AV receiver stands out by great balance with plenty of basses and rich midrange.
Deciding which amp – Sony STRDN1080 or Denon AVRX3400H to opt for, the customers usually admit that the Sony device is more affordable, easy to use and setup, producing mild and natural sound. However, the Denon receiver is more pleasant to listen in longtime periods, rich in basses and midrange, feature-rich and advanced suitable for tech-savvy users.
The AV receiver is one of the best on the market, due to its outstanding power output, affordable price and excellent connectivity. The customers rate it high due to the amps’ usability, fantastic sound, dynamic and enjoyable performance. It supports a sufficient number of audio formats standing out by exhaustive features. However, it lacks the phono input, being not compatible with turntables, and the remote quality is not the best.
The AV receiver is fast, dynamic and versatile. Quite naturally, it’s a bit more expensive versus its popular counterpart, but it’s feature-rich. It produces amazing, well-balanced sound. Therefore, it’s definitely worth the price, being perfectly listenable during long periods.