It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-S940H vs Sony STRZA5000ES because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-S940H has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Sony STRZA5000ES. Regarding power, then AVR-S940H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/8, 125/6 when STRZA5000ES has a power of 130/8. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-S940H but 0.09% for the STRZA5000ES. Only the STRZA5000ES supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-S940H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the AVR-S940H has Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-S940H supports Spotify.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Denon AVR-S940H has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/2 HDMI connectors of the Sony STRZA5000ES. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The AVR-S940H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The AVR-S940H supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the STRZA5000ES. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-S940H. Both AVR-S940H and STRZA5000ES can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.