Oct 26, 2018
Yamaha RX-V685BL was regarded by me as a very interesting device. Why? Yamaha is a well-known company, which always carries about its clients and does everything for them. After some testing and Yama...Read More
In this article, we will talk about Sony STRDN1080 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL comparison. The speaker balance 5:1 is easy to configure with an automated sensor on both receivers. Be ready for really warm sounds and even more features with these receivers.
The HDMI switching of Yamaha RX-V685BL worked well, and the multizone was easy to set up and use through Music Cast. The YPAO easily setup. Yamaha works great with all kinds of decoding. Blu-Ray, streaming, and YouTube sounded fantastic. Alexa will control volume, switch inputs, and anything else, other than play AmazonMusic.
Talking about Sony STRDN1080 there are several features that aren't as prominent but illustrate Sony's commitment to audio reproduction. Features like "In-Ceiling Speaker Mode" which reproduces more natural sound by lowering the position of audio output from speakers installed in the ceiling and "Center Speaker Lift Up" which is supposed to produce a natural sound that feels more authentic by lifting the sound from the center speaker up to the height of the screen.
RX-V685BL is a great receiver, and you will love the Music Cast 20. If we talk about Sony connection and setup, with this generation, Sony has opted for a slightly warmer sound. Dialogue sounds more like human voices than electronic loudspeakers. Low-end bass from the subwoofers is slightly tighter and less boomy.
If to compare the remote of RX-V685BL and STRDN1080, first one is a nice upgrade, with tactile surface buttons rather than the older traditional raised buttons. That gives it a crisp and clean looking interface.
The STR-DN1080 is a substantial, hefty and well-built black box. The front panel features a handful of shortcut buttons, volume and input dials that work smoothly, and a simplified display that you can read at a glance. It’s a fuss-free, easy-to-use amp.
The Yamaha RX-V685BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V685BL price