l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8, while the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has a rating 7.6. 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, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400.
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 MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 100 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 Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 received 8 out of 10.
The Yamaha YSP-5600 is equipped with AirPlay, but the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has AirPlay 2 on board. Google Play Music service is only in the YSP-5600. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
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 Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400. As in the YSP-5600, so in the MusicCast BAR 400 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 9/10. The manufacturer of the YSP-5600 provides a device control application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the YSP-5600. The YSP-5600 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The MusicCast BAR 400 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The YSP-5600 was rated 7/10, while the MusicCast BAR 400 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.
The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price