Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

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. 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.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

YSP-5600
YAS-109

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

47
482

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, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wired, wireless

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
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/1

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
3.4/7.5
Yamaha YSP-5600
Yamaha YAS-109
Yamaha YSP-5600
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109

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