Denon AVR-S950H vs Onkyo TX-SR373

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AVR-S950H vs TX-SR373 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S950H vs Onkyo TX-SR373 review

Denon AVR-S950H
vs
Onkyo TX-SR373

The Denon AVR-S950H vs Onkyo TX-SR373 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S950H received 7.3 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-SR373 was rated 4.2 points. The release date of AVR-S950H is 2019, and TX-SR373 is 2017. AVR-S950H is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - TX-SR373.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S950H over Onkyo TX-SR373

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, AVR-S950H bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR373 over Denon AVR-S950H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-S950H
7
TX-SR373
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-S950H supports 7.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-SR373 supports a 5.1-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 TX-SR373 this value is 135/6 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-S950H it is 125/6 W/Ohm.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
Channels7.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm90/8, 125/6135/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-S950H 6 out of 10, and the TX-SR373 - 5.

AVR-S950H
6
TX-SR373
5

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Denon AVR-S950H has Pure Direct mode.

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-S950H TX-SR373
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audiohas not

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S950H scored 7, and Onkyo TX-SR373 scored 5 out of 10.

AVR-S950H
7
TX-SR373
5

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Denon AVR-S950H.

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 AVR-S950H only.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (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.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mixhas 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, Denon AVR-S950H got 8 points, but Onkyo TX-SR373 received 6 points.

AVR-S950H
8
TX-SR373
6

Denon AVR-S950H is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-SR373 has 4/1 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-S950H.

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-S950H in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Onkyo TX-SR373 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-S950H has a Phono interface.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
HDMI input/output8/24/1
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)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output2/10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, 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 the AVR-S950H were rated 8 out of 10 against the 5 for the TX-SR373.

AVR-S950H
8
TX-SR373
5

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible only with Denon AVR-S950H.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
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.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-S950H got 10 points, but the TX-SR373 has 5.

AVR-S950H
10
TX-SR373
5

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The AVR-S950H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Only the Denon AVR-S950H has the ECO mode.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web Controlhas 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.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlHEOS Apphas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-S950H got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-SR373 got 5.

AVR-S950H
7
TX-SR373
5

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Denon AVR-S950H can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available only on the AVR-S950H.

AVR-S950H TX-SR373
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 96/24, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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