It makes sense comparing Pioneer VSX-532 vs Pioneer SC-LX502 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-532 has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Pioneer SC-LX502. Regarding power, then VSX-532 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz when SC-LX502 has a power of 120/8 1KHz, 225/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for VSX-532 and AK4458 768 KHz/32-bit for the SC-LX502. Both the VSX-532 and the SC-LX502 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. Only the SC-LX502 supports Spotify.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p 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 SC-LX502 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the VSX-532. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SC-LX502.
The Pioneer VSX-532 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/2 HDMI connectors of the Pioneer SC-LX502. 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. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The SC-LX502 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the VSX-532. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer SC-LX502.
Only the SC-LX502 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SC-LX502.
The Pioneer SC-LX502 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX502 price