Denon AVR-X1600H vs Onkyo TX-SR494

AVR-X1600H vs TX-SR494 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X1600H vs Onkyo TX-SR494 review

Denon AVR-X1600H
vs
Onkyo TX-SR494

What are the main differences between the Denon AVR-X1600H vs Onkyo TX-SR494 and which AV receivers is better? Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X1600H has an overall score of 7.6 out of 10 vs 5.5 out of 10 for TX-SR494.

Advantages Denon AVR-X1600H over Onkyo TX-SR494

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 4 4
Rating 4 4
Denon AVR-X1600H

Dec 27, 2019

Denon AVR-X1600H is an entry-level AV receiver, equipped with many features that are available in more expensive models of this company. Want to see what are the Denon AVR-X1600H specs? Check out thi...

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Onkyo TX-SR494

Dec 27, 2019

The Onkyo TX-SR494 AV Receiver is the perfect foundation for a modern home cinema. This unit is offered at an affordable price, but it has many features that were recently characteristic of more expen...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X1600H
Onkyo TX-SR494

Model

AVR-X1600H
TX-SR494

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

150
159

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 120/6
135/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

384 KHz/32-bit
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio

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, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

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, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
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, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

430
490

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
8.2/18.1

Other

Release year

2019
2019
Denon AVR-X1600H
Onkyo TX-SR494
Denon AVR-X1600H
Onkyo TX-SR494

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 5.5
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H
  • 5.5Onkyo TX-SR494

The Denon AVR-X1600H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X1600H price.