Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

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Samsung HW-J355
vs
Yamaha YSP-5600

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-J355 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 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 Samsung HW-J355 has 2.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 60 W for the HW-J355 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.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the YSP-5600 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 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 Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and Yamaha YSP-5600 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Samsung HW-J355

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
5
8
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

HW-J355
YSP-5600

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1070
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

2.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, 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

0/0
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

0
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

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
11.3/25.8
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-J355
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 8
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600

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