It makes sense comparing Yamaha RX-V585BL vs Yamaha RX-V485 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V585BL has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V485. And as for power, it is the same and equal to 80/8, 145/6. The THD is the same and is 0.09%.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit. Both the RX-V585BL and the RX-V485 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-V585BL can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, and the RX-V485 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.
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.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The RX-V585BL supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the RX-V485. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-V585BL and RX-V485 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Only the RX-V585BL has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the RX-V585BL.