The Sony STRZA5000ES vs Pioneer SC-LX801 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 9.2. Regarding power, then STRZA5000ES has such a W/Ohm ratio - 130/8 when SC-LX801 has a power of 140/8, 200/6, 255/4. The THD is 0.09% for the STRZA5000ES but 0.08% for the SC-LX801. Both the STRZA5000ES and the SC-LX801 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only the SC-LX801 has Bluetooth support. Only the SC-LX801 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 Sony STRZA5000ES has 6/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Pioneer SC-LX801. 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 SC-LX801 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Both STRZA5000ES and SC-LX801 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.