KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Yamaha YSP-5600

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8 for YSP-5600.

Audio features

The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the Yamaha YSP-5600 - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HTF7003 versus 90 W for the YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The KEF HTF7003 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YSP-5600 7 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 HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 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.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over KEF HTF7003

  • 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
KEF HTF7003
5
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
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9
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8
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7
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

HTF7003
YSP-5600

Brand

KEF
Yamaha

Reviews

15
47

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
input, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.2

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

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

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
11.3/25.8
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YSP-5600
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 8
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600

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