An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8,4 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, volume down, volume up, power and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
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 7.1.4 for the Samsung HW-N950. The output power is different and equal to 128 (overall) W for the YSP-5600 versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YSP-5600 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
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-N950. 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 in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Yamaha YSP-5600 got a rating of 8, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.