An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA 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, power, input 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 Samsung HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HW-M360/ZA 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.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 can 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-M360/ZA received a rating of 5/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
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.
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-M360/ZA 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