Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N950

Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N950

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

I managed to compare Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Samsung HW-N950, the Yamaha YSP-5600 has 4 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output, 2 optical and 1 digital input, IR input / output, analog stereo input on RCA connectors, and a subwoofer output. The device also includes a full on-screen menu with the ability to display over the image submitted to the HDMI input. With all the abundance of components, the Yamaha YSP-5600 is pretty easy to configure. For optimal sound, we recommend connecting components to the soundbar through an HDMI input, with an HDMI ARC cable. It should be noted that with Dolby Atmos or DTS: X technologies, you cannot receive surround sound through any cable connection except HDMI. Yamaha YSP-5600

Samsung HW-N950 review

I also tested another side Samsung HW-N950 vs Yamaha YSP-5600. It is equipped with 17 speakers, including two additional ones, which direct the sound up and to both sides of the listener, creating the effect of complete immersion. The soundbar also has wireless rear speakers and a subwoofer for multi-dimensional 7.1.4 sound. Thanks to a broadband tweeter, cinematic sound quality is available anywhere in the room. You can connect the soundbar to your home wireless network and control the sound through the SmartThings application. It is distributed with support for DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats. On top of this this model has the power of 512W and 7.1.4 built-in channels. Samsung HW-N950

Yamaha YSP-5600 pros & cons

Pros

  • The 3D surround technology was impressive even though I have it set up in a non-standard
  • Right out of the box the surround was impressive

Cons

  • After I used the built in system to fine-tune the surround, it was worse

Samsung HW-N950 pros & cons

Pros

  • Setup was easy and I didn’t run into issues syncing the rear surround speakers to the soundbar
  • Dialogue/speech are crystal clear

Cons

  • I wish some type of demo mode or sound setup was included to highlight the features

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8,2
Samsung HW-N950
8.4
8
10
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N950

Model

YSP-5600
HW-N950

Brand

Yamaha
Samsung

Reviews

47
93

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
512 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
2/0

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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
122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3

Weight, kg/pounds

11.3/25.8
8.8/19.4
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N950
Yamaha YSP-5600
Samsung HW-N950

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8,2
  • 8.4
  • 8,2Yamaha YSP-5600
  • 8.4Samsung HW-N950

The Samsung HW-N950 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N950 price