The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-V485 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 5.1. Regarding power, then RX-V485 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 145/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V485 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V485 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the RX-V485 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-V485 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Yamaha RX-V485 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-V485 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-V485 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V485.
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-V485. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The RX-V485 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-SR353. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V485. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-V485.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.