An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SIGNA S2 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8,4 for YSP-5600. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and input, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 2.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Yamaha YSP-5600. Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 has a built-in subwoofer. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YSP-5600 7 for its audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify support is available on the YSP-5600.
Only the Yamaha YSP-5600 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Yamaha YSP-5600. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the SIGNA S2 received a rating of 6/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
App control is available for the YSP-5600. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-5600. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha YSP-5600.
Only the YSP-5600 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the YSP-5600. For multichannel surround Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha YSP-5600 8 out of 10.