Denon AVR-X3500H vs Denon AVR-X3600H

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Denon AVR-X3500H vs Denon AVR-X3600H review

Denon AVR-X3500H
vs
Denon AVR-X3600H

The Denon AVR-X3500H vs Denon AVR-X3600H comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X3500H received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X3600H was rated 8.7 points. The release date of AVR-X3500H is 2018, and AVR-X3600H is 2019. AVR-X3600H is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - AVR-X3500H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3500H over Denon AVR-X3600H

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3600H over Denon AVR-X3500H

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 8 points out of 10.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVR-X3600H
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X3500H supports 7.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X3600H 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. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 105/8, 135/6/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X3500H AVR-X3600H
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm105/8, 135/6105/8, 135/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 8 of 10 for both receivers.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVR-X3600H
8

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.

AVR-X3500H AVR-X3600H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio RestorerAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

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

AVR-X3500H
8
AVR-X3600H
8

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

AVR-X3500H AVR-X3600H
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
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 AVR-X3600H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

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 Denon AVR-X3600H received 10 points.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVR-X3600H
10

Competitors in our review have 8/3 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 Denon AVR-X3600H.

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 Denon AVR-X3600H has the HDCP 2.3 version.

AVR-X3500H AVR-X3600H
HDMI input/output8/38/3
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 input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input22
Component input/output1/12/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
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 AVR-X3600H.

AVR-X3500H
10
AVR-X3600H
9

AVR-X3500H AVR-X3600H
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

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

AVR-X3500H
10
AVR-X3600H
10

AVR-X3500H AVR-X3600H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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 ControlIP Control, Web Control

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 AVR-X3600H
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppHEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)11

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X3500H got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-X3600H got 9.

AVR-X3500H
7
AVR-X3600H
9

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The AVR-X3600H licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X3500H AVR-X3600H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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