The Pioneer VSX-531 vs Denon AVR-X4100W comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-531 has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Denon AVR-X4100W. Regarding power, then VSX-531 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 140/6 when AVR-X4100W has a power of 125/8, 165/6. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-531 but 0.05% for the AVR-X4100W.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/24-bit. Only the AVR-X4100W supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-X4100W can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-X4100W supports Spotify.
Only the Pioneer VSX-531 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). 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 AVR-X4100W can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the VSX-531. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X4100W.
The Pioneer VSX-531 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X4100W. 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. The AVR-X4100W has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X4100W.
Only the AVR-X4100W has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.