Denon AVR-X1600H vs Denon AVR-X1400H

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AVR-X1600H vs AVR-X1400H comparison chart

Denon AVR-X1600H vs Denon AVR-X1400H review

Denon AVR-X1600H
vs
Denon AVR-X1400H

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Denon AVR-X1600H and Denon AVR-X1400H review. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X1600H received 7.6 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X1400H was rated 7.3 points. The release date of AVR-X1600H is 2019, and AVR-X1400H is 2017. This review shows us that the AVR-X1600H is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the AVR-X1400H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X1600H over Denon AVR-X1400H

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X1400H over Denon AVR-X1600H

  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVR-X1400H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

AVR-X1600H
7
AVR-X1400H
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 80/8, 120/6/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/8, 120/680/8, 120/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-X1600H 10 out of 10, and the AVR-X1400H - 8.

AVR-X1600H
10
AVR-X1400H
8

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTAudyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio RestorerAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

AVR-X1600H
8
AVR-X1400H
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood MixDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Denon AVR-X1600H got 8 points, but Denon AVR-X1400H received 6 points.

AVR-X1600H
8
AVR-X1400H
6

Competitors in our review have 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Denon AVR-X1600H.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Denon AVR-X1600H in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Denon AVR-X1400H has the HDCP 2.2 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AVR-X1600H has a Phono interface.

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
HDMI input/output6/16/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of rivals in our comparison were rated 6 out of 10.

AVR-X1600H
6
AVR-X1400H
6

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020HLG, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVR-X1600H
10
AVR-X1400H
10

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web ControlIP Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

AVR-X1600H
7
AVR-X1400H
7

AVR-X1600H AVR-X1400H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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