Sony STRZA5000ES vs Denon HEOS AVR

STRZA5000ES vs HEOS AVR comparison chart

Sony STRZA5000ES vs Denon HEOS AVR review

Sony STRZA5000ES
vs
Denon HEOS AVR

Here we are comparing Sony STRZA5000ES vs Denon HEOS AVR to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The STRZA5000ES has 9.2 channels amplifier and the HEOS AVR 5.1 channels. Only the STRZA5000ES has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the STRZA5000ES. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STRZA5000ES has an overall score of 7.3 out of 10 vs 4.8 out of 10 for HEOS AVR.

Advantages Sony STRZA5000ES over Denon HEOS AVR

  • Delivers 130W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Advantages Denon HEOS AVR over Sony STRZA5000ES

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth compatibility

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Common

Product

Sony STRZA5000ES
Denon HEOS AVR

Model

STRZA5000ES
HEOS AVR

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

11
15

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

130/8
50/8, 65/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

0
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

HLG
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Music Center
HEOS App

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/2
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

3
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
110

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 17.4 x 41/17 x 6.7 x 16.1
43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11

Weight, kg/lbs

16.7/37.7
5.9/13/2

Other

Release year

2016
2017
Sony STRZA5000ES
Denon HEOS AVR
Sony STRZA5000ES
Denon HEOS AVR

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 4.8
  • 7.3Sony STRZA5000ES
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR