The Pioneer VSX-531 vs Sony STR-DN1060 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the VSX-531 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8, 140/6, while the STR-DN1060 has a power of 165/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-531 it is 0.08%, but for the STR-DN1060 it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the VSX-531 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the STR-DN1060 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Sony STR-DN1060. Both Pioneer VSX-531 and Sony STR-DN1060 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with STR-DN1060. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The STR-DN1060 has access to the Spotify service.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the VSX-531 and the STR-DN1060. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the VSX-531 has 4/1, and the STR-DN1060 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the STR-DN1060. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. VSX-531 and STR-DN1060 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in VSX-531. The Sony STR-DN1060 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the STR-DN1060. Only in the STR-DN1060 realized a DTS:X surround technology.