Denon AVR-X4400H vs Onkyo TX-RZ830

The receiver for your - Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Denon AVR-X4400H

Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Denon AVR-X4400H

How to choose the right model - Denon AVR-X4400H or Onkyo TX-RZ830?

I have tested both models and this short comparison will help you choose between these solutions.

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Features & Performance

Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Denon AVR-X4400H back

The Onkyo model supports Sonos and it is THX certified, while the Denon model features DDSC-HD audio circuitry with multi-channel processing, audio is processed clearly (Onkyo uses AccuEQ and Denon uses Audyssey MultiEQ). These models support 4K with HDR10 and BT2020. The 60Hz technology excludes any motion blurring.

Connections & Setup

Onkyo TX-RZ830 supports Chromecast and Google Assistant, while Denon AVR-X4400H supports the HEOS technology. Both receivers support audio streaming and AirPlay.

These receivers support 3 powered zones. The content playing can be controlled via an application or a remote. The input ports assure a perfect connection. Both manufacturers have special applications for tablets or smartphones to control various parameters.

Both models have the auto audio calibration feature (the necessary equipment is included). If you are not satisfied (some customers are), you can always tweak it with a user-friendly application.

Design

The Onkyo model has three knobs, a power on/off button and many small buttons on the right side to change the input or control zone 2 and 3, turn Bluetooth on/off, etc. The LCD display shows some basic information only. The front flap covers more buttons and ports (HDMI, phones, setup mic).

Denon AVR-X4400H has two large knobs and a power on/off button. The LCD display provides you with some basic information. The front flap covers additional buttons and ports (aux, HDMI, USB, setup mic). The remote controller has many buttons located close to each other, so you can press something accidentally.

The back panels of both models look almost the same – many ports, but everything is labeled properly.

The shipping size is 15.7x17.2x8 in for Onkyo versus 17.1x15.3x6.6 in for Denon. The weight is 31 and 30.2 pounds respectively.

Onkyo TX-RZ830 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Good audio processing that results in clear, distortion-free sound.
  • Good compatibility with different devices.
  • The audio-controlling system is very flexible. You can tweak everything and get the sound you want.

Cons:

  • No front USB port.
  • According to customers – AccuEQ is not very precise and it requires extra tweaking.

Denon AVR-X4400H pros & cons

Pros:

  • The Audyssey technology is very precise – the audio output is well balanced.
  • It supports Alexa voice control technology.

Cons:

  • Some customers experience problems with AirPlay and a remote application if you use a wireless connection.
  • Issues with the Bluetooth connection (it may switch automatically to the Bluetooth input.).
  • It may become too hot.

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-RZ830

Onkyo TX-RZ830 review

Oct 16, 2018

An Onkyo TX-RZ830 has all the features, which has to be in a modern audio/video receiver. It can propose 4K and HDR pass-through and decode for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks. Such peculiarities w...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X4400H
Onkyo TX-RZ830

Model

AVR-X4400H
TX-RZ830

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.6 of 5

Reviews

67
33

Amplifier

Total output power

980 W
980 W

Output power per channel

105 W
180 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
108 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
24bit / 192kHz

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
850 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

17.1 x 15.3 x 6.6
15.7 x 17.2 x 8 inches

Weight

30.2 pounds
31 pounds
Denon AVR-X4400H
Onkyo TX-RZ830
Denon AVR-X4400H
Onkyo TX-RZ830

AV receivers HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 27.7
  • 21.9
  • 27.7Denon AVR-X4400H
  • 21.9Onkyo TX-RZ830

Denon AVR-X4400H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X4400H price

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