Denon AVR-X4400H vs Onkyo TX-RZ730

The Options for the Professional Sound: Onkyo TX-RZ730 vs Denon AVR-X4400H

Onkyo TX-RZ730 vs Denon AVR-X4400H

The opposition of Denon AVR-X4400H vs Onkyo TX-RZ730 represents two reliable well built modern receivers with all the options of the high-end class to compare: Multiroom tech, 11-channel surround sound, great output versus rather low power consumption. The Onkyo TX-RZ730 can handle the frequency with much larger range and has the impedance of 6 Ohms providing for its better compatibility with different speakers, while Denon AVR-X4400H saves energy more efficiently and allows more flexible connections.

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Features & Performance

While Onkyo TX-RZ730 powers up 9.2 set, Denon AVR-X4400H fits the 11.2 mode. The latter provides a super-natural surround due to warm bass and perfect sound distribution onto the height speakers. The Onkyo is particularly at processing the back sounds and producing very warm lows. It provides more contrast and very distinct dialogues.

The video quality is perfect as well, the HDR color gamut is wide and the colors are bright. Denon AVR-X4400H performs perfect upscaling, the DVD movies don’t lose in contrast and are stretching effect free.

Denon AVR-X4400H vs Onkyo TX-RZ730

Connections & Setup

Denon AVR-X4400H is very flexible as it has more connections of different types (coaxial, HDMI inputs and outputs, AV ports) and can handle up to three zones. With Onkyo, there two zones, while there is a limited smartphone app support for the second zone. However, this receiver is THX-certified and has flexible THX sound modes allowing TX-RZ730 to adjust the EQ in the most fitting way.

The Denon goes with the Audyssey setup & calibration system that is pretty simple, but it didn’t succeed with my wall-mounted back speakers put at an angle. The Onkyo setup is easy and straightforward, unlike its smartphone control app.

Design

Both receivers have a stylish design with the hiding panels and front connections. The Onkyo TX-RZ730 dials, though large and handy, feel a bit inexpensive. This model is 2 inches less in size in every dimension than Denon AVR-X4400H and about 7 pounds more lightweight. Its remote has a lot of buttons that are not easily spotted. Meanwhile, the Onkyo’s remote is very ergonomic and stylish, with an unusual and well-outlined volume control button.

Onkyo TX-RZ730 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Thorough calibration system accounting for three positions of the microphone.
  • Great 170W output for each gear.
  • Supports DSD files.

Cons:

  • No option for different EQ settings for each zone.
  • Little information on the front display.

Denon AVR-X4400H Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • I got a 4K / HDR video in Zone 2 through the dedicated HDMI connection.
  • Fast and quality streaming via Bluetooth.
  • Alexa support.

Cons:

  • Spent some time to configure the Heos app for all the components.
  • Gets very hot during the operation.

Denon AVR-X4400H

Denon AVR-X4400H review

Jun 20, 2019

Denon AVRX4400H review is given to describe this upper mid-range b/c with all the high-end capability and power of a top range AVR. This receiver lacks the extra build quality on the chassis and heft...

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Onkyo TX-RZ730

Onkyo TX-RZ730 review

Oct 16, 2018

Onkyo company produces one of the best receivers in the market, that’s why it would be really strange to ignore their products. Fortunately, I got a possibility to use their A/V receiver &ndash...

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Product

Denon AVR-X4400H
Onkyo TX-RZ730

Model

AVR-X4400H
TX-RZ730

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

67
22

Amplifier

Total output power

980 W
980 W

Output power per channel

105 W
170 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
5 Hz-100 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
110 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

8
7

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

8
7

HDMI outputs

3
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

11.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

710 W
760 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

17.1 x 15.3 x 6.6
15 x 17.2 x 7 inches

Weight

30.2 pounds
23.8 pounds
Denon AVR-X4400H
Onkyo TX-RZ730
Denon AVR-X4400H
Onkyo TX-RZ730

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  • 21.8
  • 27.7Denon AVR-X4400H
  • 21.8Onkyo TX-RZ730

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