Denon AVR-X2800H vs Pioneer VSX-934

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AVR-X2800H vs VSX-934 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X2800H vs Pioneer VSX-934 review

Denon AVR-X2800H
vs
Pioneer VSX-934

Let's compare Denon AVR-X2800H versus Pioneer VSX-934 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X2800H received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer VSX-934 was rated 7.4 points. The release date of AVR-X2800H is 2022, and VSX-934 is 2019. And as a result of the comparison, AVR-X2800H seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than VSX-934.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X2800H over Pioneer VSX-934

  • 95/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 80/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-934 over Denon AVR-X2800H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

AVR-X2800H
7
VSX-934
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. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVR-X2800H this value is 95/8 W/Ohm, and for the VSX-934 it is 80/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X2800H VSX-934
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm95/8, 125/680/8, 165/6
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-X2800H 8 out of 10, and the VSX-934 - 9.

AVR-X2800H
8
VSX-934
9

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.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Denon AVR-X2800H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVR-X2800H VSX-934
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQMCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioAdvanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

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

AVR-X2800H
8
VSX-934
8

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

AVR-X2800H VSX-934
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)2 (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-X2800H VSX-934
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:MixDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora

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-X2800H got 8 points, but Pioneer VSX-934 received 7 points.

AVR-X2800H
8
VSX-934
7

Competitors in our review have 6/2 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-X2800H.

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-X2800H in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Pioneer VSX-934 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

AVR-X2800H VSX-934
HDMI input/output6/26/2
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 input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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-X2800H were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the VSX-934.

AVR-X2800H
9
VSX-934
10

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The AVR-X2800H works with the 4K/120Hz video, and the VSX-934 has the 4K/60Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available only on Denon AVR-X2800H.

AVR-X2800H VSX-934
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyncHLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-X2800H got 10 points, but the VSX-934 has 6.

AVR-X2800H
10
VSX-934
6

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-X2800H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Only the Denon AVR-X2800H has the ECO mode.

AVR-X2800H VSX-934
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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 Control, App Control, RS232 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-X2800H VSX-934
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteFlareConnect
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/10/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X2800H got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Pioneer VSX-934 got 7.

AVR-X2800H
8
VSX-934
7

AVR-X2800H VSX-934
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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