Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Pioneer VSX-832

Onkyo TX-SR353
vs
Pioneer VSX-832

Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Pioneer VSX-832: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? Both have 5.1 channel amplifiers. Only the VSX-832 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-832. We have evaluated both AV receivers, TX-SR353 has an overall score of 4 out of 10 vs 6 out of 10 for VSX-832.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-832 over Onkyo TX-SR353

  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDR compatible
  • 4K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

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-832

Pioneer VSX-832 review

Jan 10, 2020

The Pioneer VSX-832 AV receiver with amplifier section on the powerful Direct-Energy output stages will turn your living room into a Dolby Atmos movie theater. Don’t miss a chance to read Pionee...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer VSX-832

Model

TX-SR353
VSX-832

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

327
158

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 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
AK4438 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, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (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
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)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

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, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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 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
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
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-EXPRESS
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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
400

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 32/17 x 6.8 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8/17
8.6/19
Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer VSX-832
Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer VSX-832

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4
  • 6
  • 4Onkyo TX-SR353
  • 6Pioneer VSX-832

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