Harman Kardon and Onkyo are real leaders in the market of receivers. I had a possibility to test and compare the products of these companies — Harman Kardon AVR 1510 or Onkyo TX-SR383. After reading this comparison, we will discover what you should choose: compatible with other devices Onkyo TX-SR383 or economic Harman Kardon AVR 1510.
Well, I have to admit that Onkyo TX-SR383 has more functions than its competitor. For example, this receiver has the Internet radio and network maintenance. The device can product 4K picture, while its competitor is sentenced to produce HD quality till the end of its life. As for the sound quality, Onkyo is better as well. The quality is pure, while Harman Kardon AVR 1510 can’t ensure the best sound quality if you use low-quality files. However, be careful because Onkyo is getting very hot during its work, while Harman Kardon does get somewhat warm but not enough to cause concern.
It’s great that Onkyo did everything possible to make their product useful and comfortable. Thanks to the dual-zone capability, you can use this receiver in different rooms simultaneously. They also created and implemented the smartphone remote control, which helps you use Onkyo in several swipes. I was really surprised because Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is compatible with this receiver. You can connect the device to Wi-Fi routers or Bluetooth. Yes, I didn’t manage to connect the phone via Bluetooth to the device for the very first time but, in general, this feature works well. So, it’s impossible to compare these receivers if we are talking about connectivity because the Japanese product is a real leader. In addition, I had to admit that it isn’t difficult to set up these receivers. However, the user interface of Harman Kardon AVR 1510 is extremely clunky (strange fonts and menu).
Harman Karman, it’s your time now! The Americans really know how a great design looks like. The design of this receiver looks stylish, while its competitor looks like other receivers. All buttons work great and materials are exclusive as well. Moreover, Harman Kardon is significantly lighter and smaller (only 10 pounds)!
Onkyo TX-SR383 overview
Harman Kardon AVR 1510 overview
The best receiver is Onkyo TX-SR383. Check Onkyo TX-SR383 price on Amazon