Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-S960H review

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Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-S960H review

Denon AVR-X3700H
Denon AVR-S960H

Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-S960H – that is a question.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X3700H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 105/8, 135/6, while the AVR-S960H has a power of 90/8, 125/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Denon AVR-X3700H. Both Denon AVR-X3700H and Denon AVR-S960H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/120Hz 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 AVR-X3700H and the AVR-S960H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X3700H has 7/3, and the AVR-S960H has 6/2.Denon AVR-X3700H connectionsDenon AVR-S960H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X3700H and the AVR-S960H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X3700H and AVR-S960H support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X3700H and the Denon AVR-S960H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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