An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-Z9F vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 8 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up 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 Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 90 W for the YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the YSP-5600 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 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 HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the YSP-5600. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-5600. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.
The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price