Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q60R review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Samsung HW-Q60R

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 4.4 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, volume down, volume up, power and power, volume down, volume up, source, 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 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 90 W for the YSP-5600 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YSP-5600 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 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. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YSP-5600 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. 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 6/10, 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 Yamaha YSP-5600 got a rating of 7, and Samsung HW-Q60R 4 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Samsung HW-Q60R

  • 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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
8
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q60R

Model

YSP-5600
HW-Q60R

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

47
1393

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, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
360 (overall)

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/1

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
0/0

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
110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
3.5/7.9
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q60R
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q60R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 4.4
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R

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