Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVR-X3400H

Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVR-X3400H

Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Pioneer VSX-LX303 delivers multi-dimensional home theater sound. Designed for optimal movie playback using Dolby Atmos and DTS: X technology with channel configurations 7.2.2 and 5.2.4. The output power of receivers varies widely, at the same impedance (6 Ohm) - 170 W per channel in VSX-LX303 versus 105 W per channel in AVR-X3400H. The system is configured using the Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC). FlareConnect Wireless Streaming Technology provides multi-room wireless audio with easy remote control using the Pioneer Remote App. It is also possible to connect to Internet radio and network streaming services using DTS Play-Fi wireless streaming via smartphone.

Pioneer VSX-LX303

Denon AVR-X3400H review

Denon AVR-X3400H has onboard surround sound technologies Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and also, video scaling of analog video to 4K. The device has an AK4458VN chip. In the Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVR-X3400H comparison, the VSX-LX303 has significant advantages over the opponent, such as bi-amping and the ability to work in the third zone. This eight-channel 32-bit Asahi Kasei DAC is based on the Velvet Sound architecture. It is possible to use audio streaming from the major of online services. There is compatibility with the HEOS system. And in addition to all the great connectivity options Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay.

Denon AVR-X3400H

Pioneer VSX-LX303 pros and cons

Pros

  • Built-in Chromecast allows you to use the functions of Google Assistant

Cons

  • In the firmware, the output impedance is limited to 4 Ohm or 6 Ohm
  • Signal distortion appears

Denon AVR-X3400H pros and cons

Pros

  • It has built-in Spotify Connect to simple service connection

Cons

  • ARC function does not work with all models of TV
  • The mobile application is not stable

Votes 5 5
Rating 4.8 4.8

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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVR-X3400H

Model

VSX-LX303
AVR-X3400H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

171
78

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 1KHz, 200/6 1KHz
105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz

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/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer
Hi-Res audio, Audyssey LFC

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora,iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/3

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

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

1/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, Mac, 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
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

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

750
600

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 14.6
43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

13.5/29.8
10.4/23.8
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVR-X3400H
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVR-X3400H

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  • 8.2
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  • 8.2Pioneer VSX-LX303
  • 8.5Denon AVR-X3400H

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