Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The Yamaha YSP-5600 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YSP-5600 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs. Only the YSP-5600 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YSP-5600.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the YSP-5600 has Bluetooth support. Only the YSP-5600 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the YSP-5600 received a rating of 9/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the YSP-5600. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-5600. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha YSP-5600.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
9
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8
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7
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

YSP-5600
BS36

Brand

Yamaha
Dayton Audio

Reviews

47
53

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

input, volume down, volume up, power
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

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
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
5.9/13.4
Yamaha YSP-5600
Dayton Audio BS36
Yamaha YSP-5600
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 4.5
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

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