An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Beam vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 8 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and input, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YSP-5600 7 for its audio features and specs.
The Sonos Beam has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the YSP-5600 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YSP-5600.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Yamaha YSP-5600. Only the YSP-5600 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha YSP-5600.
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 Sonos Beam got a rating of 2, and Yamaha YSP-5600 7 out of 10.
The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price