Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Denon AVR-X7200WA comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X8500HSP has 13.2 versus 9.2 for Denon AVR-X7200WA. And as for power, it is the same and equal to 150/8, 190/6. The THD is the same and is 0.05%.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit. Both the AVR-X8500HSP and the AVR-X7200WA 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 Denon AVR-X8500HSP has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X8500HSP can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the AVR-X7200WA can receive a content from Pandora, SiriusXM.
Only the Denon AVR-X8500HSP has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz 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. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X8500HSP.
Each receiver has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X8500HSP. 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 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X8500HSP and AVR-X7200WA can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.