Denon AVR-X4400H vs Denon AVR-X3700H

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AVR-X4400H vs AVR-X3700H comparison chart

Denon AVR-X4400H vs Denon AVR-X3700H review

Denon AVR-X4400H
vs
Denon AVR-X3700H

The Denon AVR-X4400H vs Denon AVR-X3700H comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X4400H received 9.6 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X3700H was rated 8.8 points. The release date of AVR-X4400H is 2017, and AVR-X3700H is 2020. AVR-X4400H is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - AVR-X3700H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X4400H over Denon AVR-X3700H

  • More channels, namely 11, makes this receiver more profitable than its 9-channel competitor.
  • 125/8 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 AVR-X4400H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3700H over Denon AVR-X4400H

  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

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

AVR-X4400H
10
AVR-X3700H
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X4400H supports 11.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X3700H 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 AVR-X4400H this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X3700H it is 105/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X4400H AVR-X3700H
Channels11.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/6105/8, 135/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-X4400H 10 out of 10, and the AVR-X3700H - 9.

AVR-X4400H
10
AVR-X3700H
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.

AVR-X4400H AVR-X3700H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitN/A
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, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X4400H scored 9, and Denon AVR-X3700H scored 10 out of 10.

AVR-X4400H
9
AVR-X3700H
10

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-X4400H AVR-X3700H
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-X4400H AVR-X3700H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio

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-X4400H got 10 points, but Denon AVR-X3700H received 9 points.

AVR-X4400H
10
AVR-X3700H
9

Denon AVR-X4400H is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X3700H has 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

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-X4400H in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Denon AVR-X3700H has the HDCP 2.3 version.

AVR-X4400H AVR-X3700H
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 input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input33
Component input/output2/12/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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-X4400H were rated 9 out of 10 against the 8 for the AVR-X3700H.

AVR-X4400H
9
AVR-X3700H
8

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The AVR-X4400H works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the AVR-X3700H has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Denon AVR-X3700H.

AVR-X4400H AVR-X3700H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/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 featuresBT.2020, HLGHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

AVR-X4400H
10
AVR-X3700H
10

AVR-X4400H AVR-X3700H
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 ControlIP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App 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-X4400H AVR-X3700H
Multi-room zones32
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)21

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X4400H got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-X3700H got 8.

AVR-X4400H
9
AVR-X3700H
8

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Only the Denon AVR-X4400H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

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-X3700H licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X4400H AVR-X3700H
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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