The Pioneer VSX-531 vs Yamaha R-N602 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 2.0 for Yamaha R-N602. Regarding power, then VSX-531 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 140/6 when R-N602 has a power of 80/8, 105/4. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-531 but 0.04% for the R-N602.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for VSX-531 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-N602. None of the models support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Yamaha R-N602 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the R-N602 supports Spotify.
Only the Pioneer VSX-531 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the VSX-531 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers. Only the VSX-531 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the VSX-531. The R-N602 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. 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.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.