Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YSP-5600

Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YSP-5600

Sonos Playbar review

An expensive soundbar when we compare Sonos Playbar vs Yamaha YSP-5600. It has a number of unusual features - first of all, it supports the Sonos system, the ability to easily connect additional modules (subwoofer, speakers), use both a full-fledged music home system and a soundbar for a TV. All the latest Sonos speakers (e.g. Play: 3) can only be used with the Sonos wireless system. It gives you access to the music library on your computer and a very considerable set of other streaming services, including Spotify and Deezer. Its output power is 200W. There are 3.0 built-in channels. All these is enclosed in a metal and plastic case with a minimalist design. Two inputs for Ethernet cable, one optical input.

Sonos Playbar

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

What about this pretender to be the winner in the Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Sonos Playbar rivalry I can say the next. It has 7.1.2 built-in channels and the power output of 285W total. The Yamaha YSP-5600 is a soundbar with a sound projector function that supports the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS: X audio formats. Given that Yamaha has accumulated vast experience in creating soundbars based on sound projector technology, and has been very successful in this, the YSP-5600 looks very tempting. However, creating a soundbar with 46 emitters that would be able to recreate the sound of a 7.1.2-channel system is not so simple, and in any case it will not be cheap.

Yamaha YSP-5600

Sonos Playbar pros & cons

Pros

  • The remote for the cable box easily adjusts the volume for Sonos
  • You could connect a 5.1 system wirelessly
  • The system even steps you through how to set up the tv remote to control power

Cons

  • Too complicated manual

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
  • It doesn't pass through HDR which is a deal breaker for 4K

Votes 2 2
Rating 3 3

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Playbar
4.7
Yamaha YSP-5600
8,2
2
8
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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

Playbar
YSP-5600

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

1715
50

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
input, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

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)

0/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
11.3/25.8
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-5600
Sonos Playbar
Yamaha YSP-5600

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.7
  • 8,2
  • 4.7Sonos Playbar
  • 8,2Yamaha YSP-5600

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