Sony STR-DN1080 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

STR-DN1080 vs VSX-LX303 comparison chart

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Sony STR-DN1080
vs
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Here we are comparing Sony STR-DN1080 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The STR-DN1080 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-LX303 9.2 channels. 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, STR-DN1080 has an overall score of 7.3 out of 10 vs 8.2 out of 10 for VSX-LX303.

Advantages Sony STR-DN1080 over Pioneer VSX-LX303

  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Advantages Pioneer VSX-LX303 over Sony STR-DN1080

  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5
Sony STR-DN1080

Dec 27, 2019

Sony STR-DN1080 Is a flagship in this AV receiver series. Sony STR-DN1080 specs are one of the most appealing at this price. And here in this Sony STR-DN1080 review we want you to see other interestin...

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Pioneer VSX-LX303

Dec 06, 2019

When one device allows you to build a home theater Dolby Atmos / DTS: X according to the scheme 7.1.2 with a gain of 170 watts per channel and at the same time it feeds the speakers in two other zone...

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Common

Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Model

STR-DN1080
VSX-LX303

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Reviews

778
356

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6
100/8, 200/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
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)

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

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)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant
Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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
network, USB

Other additional features

NFC
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

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 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

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
750

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
13.5/29.8

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Sony STR-DN1080
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Sony STR-DN1080
Pioneer VSX-LX303

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
  • 8.2Pioneer VSX-LX303

The Pioneer VSX-LX303 is better receiver in this comparison - check Pioneer VSX-LX303 price.