It makes sense comparing Yamaha RX-A1060BL vs Onkyo TX-RZ710 because they both are able to give some premium features.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then RX-A1060BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 when TX-RZ710 has a power of 175/6. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-A1060BL but 0.08% for the TX-RZ710.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-A1060BL and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-RZ710. Both the RX-A1060BL and the TX-RZ710 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. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-A1060BL can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Sirius XM, Napster, and the TX-RZ710 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Tunein Radio. 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. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-A1060BL.
The Yamaha RX-A1060BL has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-RZ710. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present only in the TX-RZ710. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. A voice control is not available. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.