Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony HT-S350
vs
Yamaha YSP-5600

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-S350 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-S350 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and input, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S350 has 2.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 85 W for the HT-S350 versus 90 W for the YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their 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. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S350 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Yamaha YSP-5600. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 5/10 versus 9/10, 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. For multichannel surround Sony HT-S350 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha YSP-5600 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Sony HT-S350

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Sony HT-S350
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

HT-S350
YSP-5600

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

1299
47

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV
input, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

85
90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
4/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

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

90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.4
11.3/25.8
Sony HT-S350
Yamaha YSP-5600
Sony HT-S350
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 5
  • 8
  • 5Sony HT-S350
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600

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