Pioneer VSX-933 vs Denon AVR-X1500H

VSX-933 vs AVR-X1500H comparison chart

Pioneer VSX-933 vs Denon AVR-X1500H review

Pioneer VSX-933
vs
Denon AVR-X1500H

Here's an outline of the key differences: Pioneer VSX-933 over the Denon AVR-X1500H features. 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, VSX-933 has an overall score of 7.8 out of 10 vs 7.5 out of 10 for AVR-X1500H.

Advantages Denon AVR-X1500H over Pioneer VSX-933

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 3 3
Rating 4.7 4.7
Pioneer VSX-933

Dec 20, 2019

Your living room can become a center of vivid emotions and unlimited multimedia enjoyment. Pioneer VSX-933 can make this dream a reality. System 7.2 powered by a network receiver satisfies all your au...

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Denon AVR-X1500H

Dec 13, 2019

Watch your favorite movies and shows with stunning picture and sound with the Denon AVR-X1500H. Follow this Denon AVR-X1500H review and see the Denon AVR-X1500H specs. Article navigation Features D...

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X1500H

Model

VSX-933
AVR-X1500H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

15
23

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 165/6
80/8, 120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
6/1

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)

2
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

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

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

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

460
430

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
8.6/19

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X1500H
Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X1500H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.8Pioneer VSX-933
  • 7.5Denon AVR-X1500H