Denon AVR-X3700H vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES review

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Denon AVR-X3700H vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES review

Denon AVR-X3700H
Sony STR-AZ1000ES

The Denon AVR-X3700H vs Sony STR-AZ1000ES 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 - 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 STR-AZ1000ES has a power of 100/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X3700H it is 0.08%, but for the STR-AZ1000ES it is 0.09%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X3700H and Sony STR-AZ1000ES can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X3700H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio, but the Sony STR-AZ1000ES works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

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 STR-AZ1000ES. 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 STR-AZ1000ES has 6/2.Denon AVR-X3700H connectionsSony STR-AZ1000ES connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X3700H and the STR-AZ1000ES. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X3700H and STR-AZ1000ES support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X3700H.

Additional features

Unlike the AVR-X3700H where 2 Multi zones is provided, the STR-AZ1000ES works with 3 Multi zones. 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 Sony STR-AZ1000ES 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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Denon AVR-X3700H
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