Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, volume down, volume up, power and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 7.1.2. The output power is different and equal to 90 W for the YSP-5600 versus 140 W for the HT-ST5000. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YSP-5600 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs. Only the YSP-5600 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

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 3/1 of the Sony HT-ST5000. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 9/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-5600. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
8
7
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

YSP-5600
HT-ST5000

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

47
135

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, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
140

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, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
3/1

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

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
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
8.1/18
Yamaha YSP-5600
Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha YSP-5600
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000

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