Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-X8500HA review

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Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-X8500HA review

Denon AVR-X3700H
Denon AVR-X8500HA

It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-X8500HA because they both are able to give some premium features.


A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X3700H has 9.2 versus 13.2 for Denon AVR-X8500HA. Regarding power, then AVR-X3700H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 105/8, 135/6 when AVR-X8500HA has a power of 150/8, 190/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%. Both the AVR-X3700H and the AVR-X8500HA support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X3700H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio, and the AVR-X8500HA can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/120Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Denon AVR-X3700H has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X8500HA.Denon AVR-X3700H connectionsDenon AVR-X8500HA connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. 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 2.3. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The AVR-X3700H supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the AVR-X8500HA. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X3700H and AVR-X8500HA can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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