Denon AVR-X4500H vs Denon AVR-X4400H

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AVR-X4500H vs AVR-X4400H comparison chart

Overall
Denon AVR-X4500H
9.4
Denon AVR-X4400H
9.6
9
10
10
10

Denon AVR-X4500H vs Denon AVR-X4400H review

Denon AVR-X4500H
vs
Denon AVR-X4400H

An overview of Denon AVR-X4500H and Denon AVR-X4400H will help us understand the many features that the devices are equipped with. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X4500H received 9.4 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X4400H was rated 9.6 points. The release date of AVR-X4500H is 2018, and AVR-X4400H is 2017. And as a result of the review, it becomes clear that AVR-X4500H is inferior in audio processing features to AVR-X4400H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X4500H over Denon AVR-X4400H

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Main advantages Denon AVR-X4400H over Denon AVR-X4500H

  • More channels, namely 11, makes this receiver more profitable than its 9-channel competitor.

Amplifiers

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

AVR-X4500H
9
AVR-X4400H
10

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X4500H supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X4400H supports a 11.2-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 - 125/8, 165/6/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X4500H AVR-X4400H
Channels9.211.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/6125/8, 165/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.05

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-X4500H 9 out of 10, and the AVR-X4400H - 10.

AVR-X4500H
9
AVR-X4400H
10

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-X4500H AVR-X4400H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 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 markedly different, Denon AVR-X4500H scored 8, and Denon AVR-X4400H scored 9 out of 10.

AVR-X4500H
8
AVR-X4400H
9

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

AVR-X4500H AVR-X4400H
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-X4500H AVR-X4400H
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, 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, both receivers got 10 points on our 10-point scale.

AVR-X4500H
10
AVR-X4400H
10

Competitors in our review have 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X4500H AVR-X4400H
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 2.2
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 micUSB, HDMI, 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-X4500H were rated 10 out of 10 against the 9 for the AVR-X4400H.

AVR-X4500H
10
AVR-X4400H
9

AVR-X4500H AVR-X4400H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
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.2020BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

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

AVR-X4500H
10
AVR-X4400H
10

AVR-X4500H AVR-X4400H
Voice controlAmazon AlexaAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
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 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-X4500H AVR-X4400H
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 9 points out of 10.

AVR-X4500H
9
AVR-X4400H
9

Each of these devices has Auro-3D on its feature list.

AVR-X4500H AVR-X4400H
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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