Denon AVR-X3500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

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AVR-X3500H vs AVENTAGE RX-A3080 comparison chart

Overall
Denon AVR-X3500H
8.4
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8.7
8
9
8
10

Denon AVR-X3500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review

Denon AVR-X3500H
vs
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Denon AVR-X3500H versus Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X3500H received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 was rated 8.7 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. As a result, it becomes clear that AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is a better option for home theater than AVR-X3500H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3500H over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 over Denon AVR-X3500H

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 105/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 9, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X3500H supports 7.2-channels sound, but Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 supports a 9.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X3500H it is 105/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm105/8, 135/6150/8, 230/4
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 4
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-X3500H 8 out of 10, and the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 - 9.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Denon AVR-X3500H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 192 KHz/32-bitESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32YPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio RestorerCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Denon AVR-X3500H got 8 points, but Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received 9 points.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9

Denon AVR-X3500H is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Denon AVR-X3500H in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
HDMI input/output8/37/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input23
Coaxial digital input23
Composite input24
Component input/output1/12/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVR-X3500H were rated 10 out of 10 against the 9 for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

AVR-X3500H
10
AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVR-X3500H
10
AVENTAGE RX-A3080
10

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Controlhas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppMusicCast
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

AVR-X3500H
7
AVENTAGE RX-A3080
7

AVR-X3500H AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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