Yamaha R-N303BL vs Sony STR-DH190

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Rating 5 5

R-N303BL vs STR-DH190 comparison chart

Yamaha R-N303BL vs Sony STR-DH190 review

Yamaha R-N303BL
vs
Sony STR-DH190

Review of Yamaha R-N303BL versus Sony STR-DH190 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Yamaha R-N303BL received 6 points out of 10 possible, and Sony STR-DH190 was rated 5 points. The release date of R-N303BL is 2017, and STR-DH190 is 2018. R-N303BL is better suited for home theater use than the STR-DH190. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Yamaha R-N303BL over Sony STR-DH190

  • 125/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Main advantages Sony STR-DH190 over Yamaha R-N303BL

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

R-N303BL
7
STR-DH190
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.0-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the R-N303BL this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the STR-DH190 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

R-N303BL STR-DH190
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8100/8
Output impedance, Ohm88
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.09

Audio features

The score for audio features is 6 of 10 for both receivers.

R-N303BL
6
STR-DH190
6

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.

R-N303BL STR-DH190
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas notHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha R-N303BL scored 7, and Sony STR-DH190 scored 5 out of 10.

R-N303BL
7
STR-DH190
5

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Yamaha R-N303BL.

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the R-N303BL only.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Yamaha R-N303BL.

R-N303BL STR-DH190
Wi-Fi
USB01 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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.

R-N303BL STR-DH190
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, JUKEhas not

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, both receivers got 4 points on our 10-point scale.

R-N303BL
4
STR-DH190
4

Competitors in our review have 0/0 HDMI inputs and outputs.

R-N303BL STR-DH190
HDMI input/output0/00/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)
Subwoofer output (LFE)00
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input10
Coaxial digital input10
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphonesphones
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.

R-N303BL
false
STR-DH190
false

R-N303BL STR-DH190
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through
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 featureshas nothas not

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the R-N303BL got 6 points, but the STR-DH190 has 4.

R-N303BL
6
STR-DH190
4

Only the Yamaha R-N303BL has the ECO mode.

R-N303BL STR-DH190
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork
Other additional featureshas nothas not

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.

R-N303BL STR-DH190
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlhas nothas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

R-N303BL
false
STR-DH190
false

R-N303BL STR-DH190
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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