Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N850 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Samsung HW-N850

It makes sense comparing Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, volume down, volume up, power and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 90 W for the YSP-5600 versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. 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. The Yamaha YSP-5600 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YSP-5600 received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, 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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Samsung HW-N850

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
Samsung HW-N850
7.2
8
6
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N850

Model

YSP-5600
HW-N850

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

47
33

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
power, input, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
372 (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
2/0

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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
121.9 x 7.6 x 12.7/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
8.1/18.7
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N850
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.2
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 7.2Samsung HW-N850

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