Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, volume down, volume up, power for the YSP-5600 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

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 HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 110 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YSP-5600. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-5600 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10. Both the YSP-5600 and the HT-CT800 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YSP-5600 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the YSP-5600, so in the HT-CT800 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 HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YSP-5600 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YSP-5600 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

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 HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Sony HT-CT800

Model

YSP-5600
HT-CT800

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

47
315

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, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
110

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
3/0

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
1/0

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
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
2.8/6.1
Yamaha YSP-5600
Sony HT-CT800
Yamaha YSP-5600
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 5.6
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

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