Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8,4
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
8
10

Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Samsung HW-Q950T

Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8,4 out of 10 versus 8.4 for HW-Q950T. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, volume down, volume up, power and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, 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 9.1.4 for the Samsung HW-Q950T. The output power is different and equal to 128 (overall) W for the YSP-5600 versus 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T. 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-Q950T 9 for its audio features and specs. 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 2/1 of the Samsung HW-Q950T. 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 8/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

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 Yamaha YSP-5600 got a rating of 8, and Samsung HW-Q950T 9 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Yamaha YSP-5600

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q950T

Model

YSP-5600
HW-Q950T

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

55
28

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
multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
9.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

128 (overall)
546 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

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
2/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
6.8/15.7

Other

Release year

2015
2020
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q950T
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-Q950T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 8,4
  • 8.4
  • 8,4Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T