Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-X2800H

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Votes 4 4
Rating 5 5

AVR-X3700H vs AVR-X2800H comparison chart

Denon AVR-X3700H vs Denon AVR-X2800H review

Denon AVR-X3700H
vs
Denon AVR-X2800H

The Denon AVR-X3700H versus Denon AVR-X2800H comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X3700H received 8.8 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X2800H was rated 8.4 points. The release date of AVR-X3700H is 2020, and AVR-X2800H is 2022. Identified advantages have shown that AVR-X3700H is better over AVR-X2800H mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3700H over Denon AVR-X2800H

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 105/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 95/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X2800H over Denon AVR-X3700H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X3700H
8
AVR-X2800H
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X3700H supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X2800H supports a 7.2-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 AVR-X3700H this value is 105/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X2800H it is 95/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X3700H AVR-X2800H
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm105/8, 135/695/8, 125/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-X3700H 9 out of 10, and the AVR-X2800H - 8.

AVR-X3700H
9
AVR-X2800H
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-X3700H AVR-X2800H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/A192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Hi-Res audioAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X3700H scored 10, and Denon AVR-X2800H scored 8 out of 10.

AVR-X3700H
10
AVR-X2800H
8

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

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Denon AVR-X3700H.

AVR-X3700H AVR-X2800H
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-X3700H AVR-X2800H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

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-X3700H got 9 points, but Denon AVR-X2800H received 8 points.

AVR-X3700H
9
AVR-X2800H
8

Denon AVR-X3700H is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X2800H has 6/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X3700H AVR-X2800H
HDMI input/output7/36/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input30
Component input/output2/10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, 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-X3700H were rated 8 out of 10 against the 9 for the AVR-X2800H.

AVR-X3700H
8
AVR-X2800H
9

AVR-X3700H AVR-X2800H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz8K/60Hz
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.2020, Dynamic HDRx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

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

AVR-X3700H
10
AVR-X2800H
10

AVR-X3700H AVR-X2800H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, 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 Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App ControlIP Control, Web Control, App Control, RS232 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-X3700H AVR-X2800H
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 8 points out of 10.

AVR-X3700H
8
AVR-X2800H
8

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. Only the AVR-X3700H licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X3700H AVR-X2800H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby 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-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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