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