JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

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JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Yamaha YSP-5600

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so JBL Bar 5.1 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 8 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and input, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the JBL Bar 5.1 has 5.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 510 (overall) W for the Bar 5.1 versus 90 W for the YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The JBL Bar 5.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha YSP-5600 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The JBL Bar 5.1 has 3/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Yamaha YSP-5600. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Bar 5.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-5600. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha YSP-5600.

Multichannel surround

Only the YSP-5600 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the YSP-5600. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround JBL Bar 5.1 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha YSP-5600 7 out of 10.

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

Bar 5.1
YSP-5600

Brand

JBL
Yamaha

Reviews

806
47

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input
input, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
90

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
11.3/25.8
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YSP-5600
JBL Bar 5.1
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 8
  • 6.8JBL Bar 5.1
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price