An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-V385 vs Onkyo TX-SR393 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385 has 5.1 versus 5.2 for Onkyo TX-SR393. Regarding power, then RX-V385 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/6 20Hz-20KHz when TX-SR393 has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V385 but 0.08% for the TX-SR393.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V385 and AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-SR393. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Yamaha RX-V385 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have 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 60p 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.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.
Only the TX-SR393 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-SR393.
The Onkyo TX-SR393 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-SR393 price