Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Yamaha YSP-5600
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Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. 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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

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 MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 240 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YSP-5600. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-5600 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the YSP-5600. The YSP-5600 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YSP-5600. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YSP-5600. We rated the connectivity of the YSP-5600 at 9 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YSP-5600 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YSP-5600 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-5600 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the YSP-5600. The YSP-5600 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The YSP-5600 was rated 7/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI 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
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
8
4
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

YSP-5600
MagniFi One

Brand

Yamaha
Polk Audio

Reviews

47
207

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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
240 (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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

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
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
Yamaha YSP-5600
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Yamaha YSP-5600
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 4.7
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

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