Pioneer VSX-832 vs Onkyo TX-SR444

Pioneer VSX-832
vs
Onkyo TX-SR444

What are the main differences between the Pioneer VSX-832 vs Onkyo TX-SR444 and which AV receivers is better? The VSX-832 has 5.1 channels amplifier and the TX-SR444 7.1 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-832. We have evaluated both AV receivers, VSX-832 has an overall score of 6 out of 10 vs 4.8 out of 10 for TX-SR444.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-832 over Onkyo TX-SR444

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Setup assistant

Advantages Onkyo TX-SR444 over Pioneer VSX-832

  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

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

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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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Product

Pioneer VSX-832
Onkyo TX-SR444

Model

VSX-832
TX-SR444

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

158
62

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
100/6 1KHz

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)

AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Reflex Optimizer
Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

2 (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

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
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)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod

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

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 Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400
420

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 32/17 x 6.8 x 12.6
53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
10.5/22
Pioneer VSX-832
Onkyo TX-SR444
Pioneer VSX-832
Onkyo TX-SR444

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 4.8
  • 6Pioneer VSX-832
  • 4.8Onkyo TX-SR444

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