An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon HEOS AVR vs Denon AVR-X6700H comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon HEOS AVR has 5.1 versus 11.2 for Denon AVR-X6700H. Regarding power, then HEOS AVR has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 65/6 when AVR-X6700H has a power of 140/8, 175/6. The THD is the same and is 0.05%. Only the AVR-X6700H supports Bi-amping feature. 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. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The HEOS AVR can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the AVR-X6700H can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AVR-X6700H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the HEOS AVR. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X6700H.
The Denon HEOS AVR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X6700H. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X6700H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The HEOS AVR supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the AVR-X6700H. The AVR-X6700H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. The HEOS AVR supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the AVR-X6700H - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X6700H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X6700H.
Only the AVR-X6700H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X6700H.