Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Sony STR-DH590

When the price does not matter: Sony STRDH590 vs Yamaha RX-V385BL

Sony STRDH590 vs Yamaha RX-V385BL

If to compare Sony STRDH590 versus Yamaha RX-V385BL both devices left a good impression after the test. The name of the first device speaks for itself. One of the most famous companies created Sony STRDH590 one of the cheapest and very high-quality receivers with only $178 for the basic version for now. For this money, you get almost all the functions of an expensive receiver such as 4K HDR video with Dolby vision feature and built-in Bluetooth which lets you wirelessly stream from other Bluetooth devices and 5.2 ch surround for cinematic sound.

And about Yamaha RX-V385BL, this is just a modernized version of the popular Yamaha RX-V385 which also gives you the best technologies to your home including Dolby vision, 4K Ultra HD, HDR10 and Bluetooth at an affordable price. But the problems of the previous version of Yamaha also moved to Yamaha RX-V385BL such as software sound issues. Sony repeats Devon's error and ignores the popular feature of HDMI conversion and scaling.

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Features & Performance

Sony STRDH590 vs Yamaha RX-V385BL back

If to compare Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Sony STRDH590 in features and performance Yamaha is a little better because of HDMI conversion and scaling feature, 3D pass-through, and X.v.Color mode.

Connections & Setup

Both devices are easy to setup and have most the types of inputs such as HDMI and USB but its very bad that both have not AV inputs it means you need to buy an adapter separately.

Design

Both devices have a popular but very standard box form factor, so because of this, I can not say that one of them is more beautiful but both will look good on wooden furniture.

Sony STRDH590 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The lowest available price (only $178 for the basic version for now).
  • 4K HDR video with Dolby vision feature.
  • Built-in Bluetooth which lets you wirelessly stream from other Bluetooth devices.
  • Customizable S-FORCE PRO front surrounds sound, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Enhanced Audio Codecs available only in Sony products.

Cons:

  • No remote control app for your phone.
  • Has no HDMI conversion and HDMI scaling features.

Yamaha RX-V385BL pros & cons

Pros:

  • The best video quality available for receivers nowadays: 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through with HDR.
  • Virtual cinema sound effects feature which gives you to control the sound like a pro.
  • 4 HDMI inputs with HDMI conversion and HDMI scaling features.

Cons:

  • Has many issues with the audio software needed to be fixed.
  • No remote control app for your phone.

Yamaha RX-V385BL

Yamaha RX-V385BL review

Oct 09, 2018

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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-V385BL
Sony STR-DH590

Model

RX-V385BL
STR-DH590

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

137
164

Amplifier

Total output power

350 W
520 W

Output power per channel

70 W
90 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz - 20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

88 dB
100 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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
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

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

24 bit / 192 kHz
32bit / 192kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Cinema DSP, Virtual Cinema Front
S-Force PRO Front Surround

Surround system class

5.1 channel
5.2 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

220 W
380 W

Standby power consumption

0.3 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-V385BL
Sony STR-DH590
Yamaha RX-V385BL
Sony STR-DH590

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  • 17.9
  • 16.1Yamaha RX-V385BL
  • 17.9Sony STR-DH590

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