Sony STR-DH790 vs Sony STR-DH590 – two low-cost devices I’ve decided to test in order to resolve a dilemma. Does it worth to overpay almost $100 for DH590’s FM 30-station or there are some other extra options and settings?
Sony STR-DH790 has 7 channels with 145W per each one that is 2 channels more than Sony STR-DH590 has (with the same wattage per channel though). If to compare their sound quality, DH590 is given a Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Enhanced Audio Codecs that means the sound record compressed without loss of quality.
Sony STR-DH790 does not support HDMI CEC which can connected the devices with the AVR to turn it on or off, however, this option doesn’t matter a lot. The more important thing I’ve found out while testing Sony STR-DH790 vs STR-DH590 is that DH790 reads every channel to find the best audio and sounds great, like in the real movie theater. As for DH590, it makes the sound immersive after calibration even in connection with rather average speakers.
The test Sony STR-DH590 vs STR-DH790 demonstrated the DH790’s easy connection with the other devices and a very convenient Bluetooth – when using it for sending audio to the Airplay the receiver put both iOS and Android devices up on the display (though Androids don’t work with Airplay). As for DH590, it fitted out with enough number of HDMI ports and HDMI/ARC compatible port to play the TV audio without using the extra digital video cable.
Sony STR-DH590 versus STR-DH790 is 2.65 pounds heavier though they are mere of the same size. Both two devices look classic and solid.
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