An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 8,4 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 128 (overall) W for the YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha YSP-5600 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Yamaha YSP-5600. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 10, and Yamaha YSP-5600 8 out of 10.