Denon AVR-X3500H vs Denon AVRX4400H

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AVR-X3500H vs AVRX4400H comparison chart

Denon AVR-X3500H vs Denon AVRX4400H review

Denon AVR-X3500H
vs
Denon AVRX4400H

An overview of Denon AVR-X3500H and Denon AVRX4400H will help us understand the many features that the devices are equipped with. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X3500H received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVRX4400H was rated 9.2 points. The release date of AVR-X3500H is 2018, and AVRX4400H is 2017. And as a result of the review, it becomes clear that AVR-X3500H is inferior in audio processing features to AVRX4400H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3500H over Denon AVRX4400H

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Denon AVRX4400H over Denon AVR-X3500H

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-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 AVRX4400H 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
AVRX4400H
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X3500H supports 7.2-channels sound, but Denon AVRX4400H 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 AVRX4400H this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X3500H it is 105/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X3500H AVRX4400H
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm105/8, 135/6125/8, 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-X3500H 8 out of 10, and the AVRX4400H - 9.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVRX4400H
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-X3500H AVRX4400H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-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 RestorerHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X3500H scored 8, and Denon AVRX4400H scored 7 out of 10.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVRX4400H
7

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

AVR-X3500H AVRX4400H
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 AVRX4400H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora,iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster

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 AVRX4400H received 10 points.

AVR-X3500H
8
AVRX4400H
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 AVRX4400H.

AVR-X3500H AVRX4400H
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 input24
Component input/output1/12/1
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 10 out of 10.

AVR-X3500H
10
AVRX4400H
10

AVR-X3500H AVRX4400H
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.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

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

AVR-X3500H
10
AVRX4400H
10

AVR-X3500H AVRX4400H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, Mac, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
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

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 AVRX4400H
Multi-room zones23
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)12

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X3500H got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVRX4400H got 9.

AVR-X3500H
7
AVRX4400H
9

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. Denon AVRX4400H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

AVR-X3500H AVRX4400H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plushas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surroundhas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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