Sony STRDH190 vs Onkyo TX-8220

Sony STRDH190 vs Onkyo TX-8220: no-frills classic functions

Sony STRDH190 vs Onkyo TX-8220

The Sony STRDH190 vs Onkyo TX-8220 comparison demonstrates that the total output power of both devices varies incredibly. The first one has 200W and the second one – only 100W. The same situation is with output power per channel because the STRDH190 can boast with 100W and the TX-8220 – with 50W.

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Features & Performance

I don’t need to compare the devices to find out that Sony can be more useful in big areas due to its great power characteristics. The Onkyo’s sound is lost in big apartments and the volume increasing doesn’t help to reach the surround resonance. The TX-8220 has 40 preset FM/AM stations and the STRDH190 has only 30. Despite this fact, the advantage is on Sony’s side, because its 30 stations work well, without interruptions. The Onkyo has problems with FM/AM and only 28 can work normally.

Onkyo TX-8220 vs Sony STRDH190

Connections & Setup

The Sony STRDH190 versus Onkyo TX-8220 collation helps me see the difference between the installation processes. The first receiver has no printed manual, but the on-screen instruction is the best assistant. The only problem is that it tells me about the possibility to connect the HDMI outputs but they are absent. The Onkyo installation process is really understandable. The STRDH190 has more connectors than the TX-8220. For example, it has 6 AV inputs, 2 optical digital inputs, and 1 USB; while the Onkyo can propose only 5 AV inputs, 1 optical digital input, and the USB absence.

Design

The Onkyo TX-8220 vs Sony STRDH190 comparison shows that the first model has a more classic appearance and the second one has a corporate identity. The Sony has Input Selector and Volume knobs on the left side, while the Onkyo has more familiar button layout (on left and right). Furthermore, the TX-8220 is smaller (12.9 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches) and lighter (15 pounds) than the STRDH190 (its size is 19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches and weight is 17.1 pounds), which doesn’t fit in the standard shelf.

Sony STRDH190 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The remote controller allows me to rename the inputs.
  • The tightened grounding wire helps a phono to avoid any buzzes.

Cons:

  • I can pair Bluetooth to only 1 device at a time. It can be a PC or iPhone, not both.
  • The receiver scans FM stations very slowly.

Onkyo TX-8220 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • It has a rich warm sound with amazing bass and treble (they are adjustable).
  • Due to the AB switch, I can choose between speakers in one room and in another room.

Cons:

  • It reacts to commands with a hitch.
  • The unit can turn off periodically.

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Common

Product

Sony STRDH190
Onkyo TX-8220

Model

STRDH190
TX-8220

Brand

Sony
Onkyo

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

102
45

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

350 W
290 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

200 W
100 W

Output power per channel

100 W
50 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

2
2

Signal-to-noise ratio

93 dB
98 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6
5

Optical digital inputs

2
1

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

has not
has not

HDMI outputs

has not
has not

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
1

USB

1
has not

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

30
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Stereo Sound
Stereo Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

has not
has not

Surround system class

2.0 channel
2.0 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

has not
has not

Digital content protection

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches
12.9 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches

Product weight

17.1 pounds
15 pounds

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