Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X1600H review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X1600H review

Yamaha RX-V685BL
vs
Denon AVR-X1600H

The Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X1600H comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then RX-V685BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/8, 150/4 when AVR-X1600H has a power of 80/8, 120/6. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-V685BL but 0.08% for the AVR-X1600H.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V685BL and 384 KHz/32-bit for the AVR-X1600H. Both the RX-V685BL and the AVR-X1600H 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 Yamaha RX-V685BL has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Only the AVR-X1600H supports Spotify.

Video features

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. The RX-V685BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the AVR-X1600H. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V685BL.

Extensive connections

The Yamaha RX-V685BL has 5/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X1600H.Yamaha RX-V685BL connectionsDenon AVR-X1600H connections 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-V685BL supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the AVR-X1600H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-V685BL and AVR-X1600H can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

Add receiver to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

General

Item

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X1600H

Model

RX-V685BL
AVR-X1600H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

374
36

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 150/4
80/8, 120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

1
2

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400
430

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
8.6/19

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X1600H
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X1600H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H

The Denon AVR-X1600H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X1600H price