Yamaha RX-V385 vs Sony STR-DH590

Sony STRDH590 vs Yamaha RX-V385 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Sony STRDH590

Sony STRDH590 vs Yamaha RX-V385 use different surround sound effect systems and converters creating different impressions. Both Yamaha RX-V385 and Sony STRDH590 have similar price points and specifications so it is pretty hard to compare them.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Sony STRDH590 back

The receivers are quite similar, Sony STRDH590 vs Yamaha RX-V385 both have a 4k HDMI pass-through. But Yamaha can also boast of Video conversion and 3D pass-through, both are absent in the competitor model.

Both models have a digital AM/FM radio, Yamaha has 40 channels while Sony has only 30. The sound features are also different. Yamaha RX-V385 has got a 24 bit D/A converter, virtual CINEMA, 5.1 channel class, and 17 DSP preset quality. Versus Sony STRDH590 with a 32 bit D/A converter, and an S-Force PRO Front Surround effect.

Yamaha RX-V385 vs Sony STRDH590 both have a built-in clock with a sleep timer. They both play MP3, WAV, AAC, and WMA.

Connections & Setup

Both of the AV receivers have a Bluetooth option. And both do not have any Wi-Fi or IEEE.

Yamaha RX-V385 has 4 AV inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs while Sony STRDH590 has no AV inputs and only 1 coaxial digital input. Both have 4 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, phones, and USB output.

Design

Sony STRDH590 is pretty heavy, 18.25 pounds, the dimensions are 19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches. Yamaha RX-V385 is lighter, 16.3 pounds and the dimensions are 12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches.

Both AV receivers are smartly designed with a black display and white fluorescent lettering. The buttons are also black. Smaller inputs are located on the front panel, the designs are slightly asymmetrical yet minimalistic.

Yamaha RX-V385 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Easy to set up following the added manual.
  • Good value for money. Especially in the affordable category.
  • Great sound quality can be compared to more expensive options.

Cons:

  • Echo and speech delays reported by certain customers.
  • Customer supports are very hard to reach and the working hours are limited.

Sony STRDH590 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Virtual CINEMA surround does give you a great effect.
  • No issues with the 4K passthrough whatsoever.
  • Bluetooth works well for playing music from the phone, no delays.

Cons:

  • Some users have reported connectivity and setup issues, the need to change inputs every time etc.
  • White noise, I was disappointed.
  • The setup manual was unclear.

Yamaha RX-V385

Yamaha RX-V385 review

Nov 20, 2018

A total output power of a Yamaha RX-V385 is 380W, and output impedance per channel reaches the rate of 8 Ohms. These indicators allow the device to work for a long time freely and demonstrate a high ...

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Sony STR-DH590

Sony STR-DH590 review

Sep 21, 2018

As I like enjoying a good sound and “juicy” image, I have started my acquaintance with one of the most famous modern receivers – Sony STRDH590. Of course, affordable price, high-qua...

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V385
Sony STR-DH590

Model

RX-V385
STR-DH590

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

137
164

Amplifier

Total output power

380 W
520 W

Output power per channel

70 W
90 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

92 dB
100 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS: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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

4
has not

Optical digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

4
4

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
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
30

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

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 / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
S-Force PRO Front Surround

Surround system class

5.1 channel
5.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

380 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.3 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches
19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches

Weight

16.3 pounds
18.25 pounds
Yamaha RX-V385
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Yamaha RX-V385
Sony STR-DH590

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  • 14Yamaha RX-V385
  • 17.9Sony STR-DH590

The Sony STR-DH590 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Sony STR-DH590 price

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