It makes sense comparing Yamaha RX-V385 vs Sony STRZA5000ES because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385 has 5.1 versus 9.2 for Sony STRZA5000ES. Regarding power, then RX-V385 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/6 when STRZA5000ES has a power of 130/8. The THD is the same and is 0.09%. 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.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the RX-V385 has Bluetooth support. Competitors do not have built-in Spotify service.
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 Yamaha RX-V385 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/2 HDMI connectors of the Sony STRZA5000ES. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V385. 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. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V385. The setup assistant will help you configure Sony STRZA5000ES.
Only the STRZA5000ES has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the STRZA5000ES.