Denon AVR-X3700H vs Sony STR-AZ3000ES review

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Denon AVR-X3700H vs Sony STR-AZ3000ES review

Denon AVR-X3700H
Sony STR-AZ3000ES

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-X3700H vs Sony STR-AZ3000ES comparison definitely makes sense.


Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 9.2. Regarding power, then AVR-X3700H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 105/8, 135/6 when STR-AZ3000ES has a power of 120/8. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X3700H but 0.09% for the STR-AZ3000ES. Both the AVR-X3700H and the STR-AZ3000ES 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. 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 STR-AZ3000ES can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). 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 6/2 HDMI connectors of the Sony STR-AZ3000ES.Denon AVR-X3700H connectionsSony STR-AZ3000ES 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. The AVR-X3700H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The AVR-X3700H supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the STR-AZ3000ES. 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 STR-AZ3000ES 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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Denon AVR-X3700H
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