The Denon AVR-X3600H vs Denon AVR-X8500HSP 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 13.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X3600H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 105/8, 135/6, while the AVR-X8500HSP has a power of 150/8, 190/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X3600H it is 0.08%, but for the AVR-X8500HSP it is 0.05%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X3600H received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the AVR-X8500HSP is equipped with AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X3600H and Denon AVR-X8500HSP 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. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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-X3600H and the AVR-X8500HSP. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X3600H and the AVR-X8500HSP. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVR-X3600H has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the AVR-X8500HSP, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the AVR-X3600H where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-X8500HSP 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-X3600H and the Denon AVR-X8500HSP can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.