An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YSP-5600 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, volume down, volume up, power and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. The output power is different and equal to 90 W for the YSP-5600 versus 60 W for the YAS-109. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the YSP-5600 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YSP-5600 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-109. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 9/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. 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. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YSP-5600 got a rating of 7, and Yamaha YAS-109 5 out of 10.
The Yamaha YSP-5600 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YSP-5600 price