Sony VS Pioneer

Pioneer Elite VSXLX305 Power: 225W Channels: 7.1 Weight: 22.95 pounds
Power/Channel: 100 Impedance/Channel: 4.7 Ohm Frequency Response: 10-100000Hz Harmonic Distortion: 0.08% Signal-Noise Ration: 106dB Digital Player: TRUE Internet Radio: TRUE Display Type: 4K
Sony STR-DH590 Power: 520 W Channels: 5 Weight: 18.25 pounds
Power/Channel: 90 W Impedance/Channel: 6 Ohm Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz Harmonic Distortion: 0.09 % Signal-Noise Ration: 100 dB Digital Player: Internet Radio: Display Type: fluorescent
Sony STR-DH790 Power: 1015 W Channels: 7 Weight: 15.6 pounds
Power/Channel: 145 W Impedance/Channel: 6 Ohm Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz Harmonic Distortion: 0.09 % Signal-Noise Ration: 108 dB Digital Player: Internet Radio: Display Type: fluorescent
Sony STR-DN1080 Power: 1155 W Channels: 7 Weight: 23 pounds
Power/Channel: 165 W Impedance/Channel: 6 Ohm Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz Harmonic Distortion: 0.09 % Signal-Noise Ration: 108 dB Digital Player: Internet Radio: Display Type: fluorescent
Sony STRDH590 Power: 145W (6ohms, 1kHz, 1ch THD 0.9%) Channels: 1 Weight: 23.8 pounds
Power/Channel: FALSE Impedance/Channel: 6 - 16 ohms Frequency Response: 10 Hz – 100 kHz, +0.5/–2 dB Harmonic Distortion: 0.09% Signal-Noise Ration: 105 dB (A4), 500 mV5)) Digital Player: TRUE Internet Radio: FALSE Display Type: 4K
Pioneer VSX-534 Power: 400 W Channels: 5 Weight: 17.6 pounds
Power/Channel: 80 Impedance/Channel: 8 Ohm Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz Harmonic Distortion: 0.08 % Signal-Noise Ration: 109 dB Digital Player: Internet Radio: Display Type: fluorescent
Pioneer VSX-LX30 Power: 170W Channels: 9 Weight: 16.3 pounds
Power/Channel: N/A Impedance/Channel: N/A Frequency Response: N/A Harmonic Distortion: N/A Signal-Noise Ration: N/A Digital Player: TRUE Internet Radio: TRUE Display Type: 4K
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Elite VSXLX305 Elite VSXLX305

Pioneer

Elite VSXLX305

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STR-DH590 STR-DH590

Sony

STR-DH590

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STR-DH790 STR-DH790

Sony

STR-DH790

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STR-DN1080 STR-DN1080

Sony

STR-DN1080

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STRDH590 STRDH590

Sony

STRDH590

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VSX-534 VSX-534

Pioneer

VSX-534

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VSX-LX30 VSX-LX30

Pioneer

VSX-LX30

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Product Features

  • Title - Pioneer Elite VSXLX305
  • Total output power - 225W
  • Number of channels - 7.1
  • Signal-to-noise ratio - 106dB
  • Title - Sony STR-DH590
  • Total output power - 520 W
  • Number of channels - 5
  • Signal-to-noise ratio - 100 dB
  • Title - Sony STR-DH790
  • Total output power - 1015 W
  • Number of channels - 7
  • Signal-to-noise ratio - 108 dB
  • Title - Sony STR-DN1080
  • Total output power - 1155 W
  • Number of channels - 7
  • Signal-to-noise ratio - 108 dB
  • Title - Sony STRDH590
  • Total output power - 145W (6ohms, 1kHz, 1ch THD 0.9%)
  • Number of channels - 1
  • Signal-to-noise ratio - 105 dB (A4), 500 mV5))
  • Title - Pioneer VSX-534
  • Total output power - 400 W
  • Number of channels - 5
  • Signal-to-noise ratio - 109 dB
  • Title - Pioneer VSX-LX30
  • Total output power - 170W
  • Number of channels - 9
  • Signal-to-noise ratio - N/A

Pioneer vs Sony – the battle of past and future

If we compare Pioneer vs Sony brands, Pioneer has longer history, but Sony had time to grow its company far beyond only electronics manufacturer. Let’s define what is more beneficial for a brand: rich history with widely famous breakthroughs or miscellaneous implementation (from electronics to entertainment).

For more info than in a comparison chart, refer to a receiver comparison of each mode separately.

Pioneer – noble past for a steady future

Pioneer

In 1938, in Tokyo, Nozomu Matsumoto started his own business, a shop of radio and speaker fixing, which, further, became the Pioneer Company. The A-8 dynamic speaker - the first launched device. Currently, it produces electronic devices of all ranges, for domestic usage and professionals, at all prices. Since 1968, it has been working globally starting from its first component car stereos. It made the first LD combination player apt for CDs and LDs and the first DVD player for professional DJs and VJs. Its merchandise Pioneer manufactures in Osaka. In 2014, Pioneer Home Electronics was sold to Onkyo.

A VSX series of receivers comes with 80W and 110W per channel and even the SC-37 model with 140W. In Sony vs Pioneer opposition, Pioneer is more powerful due to its SX-1980 with 270W, released more than 30 years ago.

Recently produced AVH-201EX and AVH-200EX double-DIN 6.2”, the first AVH receivers with Bluetooth HFP 1.6 with wideband speech for clearer overall sound quality, The Audio/Video Remote Control Profile 1.5 - the playlist selections that have browsing capability of your media library.

Sony – a producer of flagship merchandise

Sony

In 1946, Masaru Ibuka founded the predecessor of Sony Company, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation with about 20 employees. It became the largest music entertainment business being ranked 105th in the Forbes list of 500 Global Companies. The name comes from a widely popular during the 1950s American slang ‘sonny boys’ – intelligent and presentable young fellows.

The first device produced by TTEC was the Type-G, the first tape recorder was manufactured in Japan. However, the ground-breaking invention that opened an access for the company in America was TR-63 portable radio. Until 1968, 5 million items at above average price were sold out.

Cutting-the-edge technology of CD introduction made Sony one of the foremost electronic producers on the market in the 1970s – 1980s (conceded only to Philips that was first) and PlayStation in 1990s, but during 2000s, Sony faced the stagnation of its development. Thus, it opened the new vista – movie production, as a result, Sony was involved in ‘Spider Man’ and ‘Men in Black’ production.

Walkman became the first portable music player. Moreover, Sony has created the following trademarks as Sony α (Alpha), BRAVIA, Cyber-shot, Handycam, Pictures, PlayStation, Xperia. Sony has introduced such recording formats as the floppy disk, Compact Disc, and Blu-ray Disc.

By the year 2018, Sony produces 8 receiver models from $230 -$500 (STR-DH510, DN610; DH710; DH810; DN1010) to the more pricey items between $800- 2040 (DN2010; DA3600ES, DA5600ES). The entry-level models share similar features:

  • the standby pass-through (a signal goes through the TV even when a receiver doesn’t work);
  • the function to decode LPCM audio from a Blu-ray player;
  • the Digital Media Port for analog audio and video signal and digital control that appeared in 2007 (e.g. for iPod or Bluetooth devices).

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Pioneer SC-LX801 4.1
Power: 810 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 38.5 pounds
Pioneer Elite SC-85 3.5
Power: 760 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 33.4 pounds
Pioneer Elite SC-87 3.5
Power: 810 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 38.6 pounds
Pioneer Elite SC-99 4.0
Power: 850 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 33 pounds
Pioneer VSX-1130-K 3.5
Power: 150 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 21.6 pounds
Sony STR DH550 3.8
Power: 725 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 19 pounds
Sony STR-DH770 3.9
Power: 725 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 19.9 pounds
Sony STR-DN1080 3.8
Power: 1155 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 23 pounds
Sony STR-DH130 4.3
Power: 200 W
Channels: 2
Weight: 14 pounds
Sony STR-DN1050 3.0
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 24.3 pounds
Sony STR-DH830 3.1
Power: 980 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 18.2 pounds
Sony STR-DA2800ES 3.3
Power: 980 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 30.6 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX102 4.0
Power: 400 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 22.8 pounds
Pioneer VSX-1131 4.0
Power: 160 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 19.9 pounds
Pioneer VSX-532 4.0
Power: 210 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 19.9 pounds
Pioneer SC-LX501 4.1
Power: 560 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 31.5 pounds
Pioneer VSX-531 3.8
Power: 140 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 19.67 pounds
Pioneer SC-LX901 4.1
Power: 850 W
Channels: 11
Weight: 46.6 pounds
Pioneer VSX-830-K 3.1
Power: 525 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 21.4 pounds
Pioneer SC-1223-K 3.6
Power: 560 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 25.8 pounds
Pioneer VSX-831 3.4
Power: 525 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 19.8 pounds
Pioneer Elite SC-97 3.9
Power: 810 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 33 pounds
Pioneer SC-LX701 4.1
Power: 760 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 33.2 pounds
Pioneer Elite A-20 3.9
Power: 100 W
Channels: 2
Weight: 15.87 pounds
Sony STR-DH590 4.1
Power: 520 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 18.25 pounds
Sony STR-ZA3100ES 5.0
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 22.1 pounds
Pioneer SX-10AE 4.3
Power: 90 W
Channels: 2
Weight: 15 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX302 3.9
Power: 900 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 22 pounds
Pioneer SC-LX502 4.3
Power: 560 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 24 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX303 4.3
Power: 900 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 24 pounds
Sony STR-ZA2100ES 5.0
Power: 640 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 33 pounds
Sony STR-DN1060 3.8
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 25.8 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX301 4.2
Power: 620 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 19.8 pounds
Sony STR-DH790 4.3
Power: 1015 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 15.6 pounds
Pioneer VSX-S520 3.5
Power: 250 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 8.8 pounds
Pioneer VSX-832 3.8
Power: 400 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 18 pounds
Pioneer VSX-932 3.5
Power: 560 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 19.4 pounds
Pioneer VSX-933 4.8
Power: 560 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 21 pounds
Pioneer VSX-822-K 3.3
Power: 400 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 19.56 pounds
Pioneer VSX-1024 3.3
Power: 560 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 20.2 pounds
Sony STR-ZA810ES 4.2
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 21 pounds
Sony STR-DN1040 3.2
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 22 pounds
Sony STR-DH190 4.3
Power: 200 W
Channels: 2
Weight: 17.1 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX503 4.1
Power: 1090 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 29 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX103 4.6
Power: 640 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 21 pounds
Sony STRZA5000ES 3.1
Power: 1160 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 29.5 pounds
Pioneer VSX-934 3.1
Power: 1155 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 24.4 x pounds
Pioneer VSX-834 3.1
Power: 1155 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 17.6 pounds
Pioneer VSX-534 4.4
Power: 400 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 17.6 pounds
Sony STR-DN1070 4.4
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 23.2 pounds
Sony STR-DH520 4.4
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 16.1 pounds
Sony STR-DN840 4.4
Power: 770 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 18.9 pounds
Sony STR-DG720 4.4
Power: 735 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 18.2 pounds
Sony STR-ZA5000ES 4.4
Power: 1170 W
Channels: 9
Weight: 38.1 pounds
Sony STR-ZA1100ES 4.4
Power: 700 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 27.1 pounds
Sony STR-DN850 4.4
Power: 770 W
Channels: 7
Weight: 17.1 pounds
Sony STR-DH540 4.4
Power: 525 W
Channels: 5
Weight: 16.1 pounds
Sony STRDG2100 4.4
Power: 100W
Channels: 8
Weight: 1 pounds
Pioneer VSX-523 4.4
Power: 140w
Channels: 5.1
Weight: 18.25 pounds
Pioneer Elite VSXLX305 4.4
Power: 225W
Channels: 7.1
Weight: 22.95 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX30 4.4
Power: 170W
Channels: 9
Weight: 16.3 pounds
Sony STRDH590 4.4
Power: 145W (6ohms, 1kHz, 1ch THD 0.9%)
Channels: 1
Weight: 23.8 pounds