Yamaha YSP-5600 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha YSP-5600 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 8, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, volume down, volume up, power for the YSP-5600 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

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 SB4451-C0 has 5.1. 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 VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the YSP-5600 and the SB4451-C0 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

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 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB4451-C0. As in the YSP-5600, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YSP-5600 at 9 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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 SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over VIZIO SB4451-C0

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
8
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

YSP-5600
SB4451-C0

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

47
118

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

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
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

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
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
4.5/10.8
Yamaha YSP-5600
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Yamaha YSP-5600
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 6.4
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

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