Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-5600 for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 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. Bluetooth support integrated in the YSP-5600. 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 Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10.

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.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth 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
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
9
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
7
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

YSP-5600
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Yamaha
Definitive Technology

Reviews

47
33

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

input, volume down, volume up, power
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

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
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
5/0

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
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
15.4/34
Yamaha YSP-5600
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Yamaha YSP-5600
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

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