Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Pioneer VSX-1131

Onkyo TX-SR353
vs
Pioneer VSX-1131

In this article, we will talk about Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Pioneer VSX-1131 comparison. The TX-SR353 has 5.1 channels amplifier and the VSX-1131 7.2 channels. Only the VSX-1131 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-1131. We have evaluated both AV receivers, TX-SR353 has an overall score of 4 out of 10 vs 7.5 out of 10 for VSX-1131.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-1131 over Onkyo TX-SR353

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • HDR compatible
  • 4K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Onkyo TX-SR353

Onkyo TX-SR353 review

Dec 20, 2019

Soundbars definitely have their place, but if explosive surround-sound is what you’re dreaming of—without an eye-watering price tag—check out the all-new TX-SR353. Onkyo TX-SR353 re...

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Pioneer VSX-1131

Pioneer VSX-1131 review

Dec 27, 2019

The Pioneer VSX-1131 receiver is positioned in the company's lineup as the top model in the middle segment. The next model has the LX index and refers to the upper segment. Let’s enjoy Pioneer ...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer VSX-1131

Model

TX-SR353
VSX-1131

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

327
226

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
7/2

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
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

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 Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-EXPRESS
DTS Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
580

Standby consumption, W

0.45
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.8 x 32.6/17 x 6.2 x 12.6
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.5/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8/17
10/22
Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer VSX-1131

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.5
  • 4Onkyo TX-SR353
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131

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