Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Yamaha YSP-5600
8,4
4
8

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Yamaha YSP-5600

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Spotify support is available on the YSP-5600.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Polk Audio SIGNA S2 over Yamaha YSP-5600

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

SIGNA S2
YSP-5600

Brand

Polk Audio
Yamaha

Reviews

6669
55

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth
input, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

128 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8

Other

Release year

2018
2015
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Yamaha YSP-5600
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 8,4
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 8,4Yamaha YSP-5600

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 competitors

Yamaha YSP-5600 competitors