Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

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Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Samsung HW-N650

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, volume down, volume up, power for the YSP-5600 and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 360 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YSP-5600. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the YSP-5600 and the HW-N650 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YSP-5600. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YSP-5600 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the YSP-5600, so in the HW-N650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YSP-5600 at 9 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the YSP-5600. The YSP-5600 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The YSP-5600 was rated 7/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Samsung HW-N650

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
Samsung HW-N650
6.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N650

Model

YSP-5600
HW-N650

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

47
67

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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

91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
3.1/7.9
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N650
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 6.6
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 6.6Samsung HW-N650

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