Nov 27, 2018
The Denon AVRX1500 has a 4K/60Hz video pass through and is ready to work with projectors in home theaters. It also has an intelligent ECO mode, which minimizes energy consumption, without reducing th...Read More
Sony STRDN1080 vs Denon AVRX1500 is slightly pricier but it has more good reviews and satisfied users. Denon is affordable and easier, much lighter and less power consuming. The choice comes down to what features and options you prefer.
Both receivers play WAV, WMA, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, DSD, and AAC audio formats. Denon AVRX1500 has got many featured built-in decoders like DTS:X, DTS neural:X, DTS-HD master audio, Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, and Dolby Surround. So you definitely have some cool features to toy with. Sony STRDN1080 only has Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
Sony STRDN1080 vs Denon AVRX1500 has a much smaller operational consumption 240W compared to 430 W. Denon has a harmonic distortion of 0.09% and Sony has 0.08% so both of these AV receivers have the radio emissions above average. Denon has 13 audio channels and Sony only has 7.
Both have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay and IEEE 802.3 and 802.3u. The connector options for Denon AVRX1500 are very abundant, you have 6 AV inputs, 6 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 2 Subwoofer outputs, 2 Optical Digital inputs and 1 Coaxial Digital input, one input for USB and 1 for phones. Sony STRDN1080 has got some way more humble connection options: a single AV input, 1 Optical Digital input, 1 Coaxial Digital input, 6 HDMI inputs, 2 Subwoofer inputs, 1 input for phones and 1 for USB.
The design is minimalistic, both Sony and Denon have black displays with fluorescent white lettering. The bodies are enclosed into black metallic matte cases. Denon has got more symmetry versus Sony, that is stylishly asymmetrical.
Denon AVR-X1500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X1500H price