Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, volume down, volume up, power and volume down, volume up, sound off, 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 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YSP-5600 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the YSP-5600 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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.

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. For multichannel surround Yamaha YSP-5600 got a rating of 7, and Denon HEOS BAR 4 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

YSP-5600
HEOS BAR

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

47
20

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, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
4.8/10.5
Yamaha YSP-5600
Denon HEOS BAR
Yamaha YSP-5600
Denon HEOS BAR

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  • 8
  • 7
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

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