Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q70R review

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Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Samsung HW-Q70R

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, volume down, volume up, power for the YSP-5600 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.

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 HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 330 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YSP-5600. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the YSP-5600. 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 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q70R. As in the YSP-5600, so in the HW-Q70R 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 HW-Q70R was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-5600 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 7/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Samsung HW-Q70R

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
Samsung HW-Q70R
6.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q70R

Model

YSP-5600
HW-Q70R

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
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
330 (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

Amazon Alexa

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-Q70R
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q70R

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 6.6
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 6.6Samsung HW-Q70R

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