Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha YSP-5600

Best Home Theater Addition: Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha YSP-5600

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Features

When reviewing Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Bose Soundbar 700, it’s hard not to notice that these sound systems significantly differ by their features. However, these products are both quite versatile in terms of connectivity: they can offer wireless WI-FI and Bluetooth connections.

The HDMI/HDMI ARC and optical digital inputs are presented in both models. Although, they have differences in this aspect: Yamaha’s model is able to offer more connection possibilities. To be precise, it also has digital and analog inputs, and a USB port.

The Yamaha YSP-5600 appears to be a better option for those who like powerful bass, as it has a built-in subwoofer. However, you can easily connect an external sub to Bose’s soundbar, as it has the possibility of both wired and wireless separate subwoofer connections.

If we compare the number of supported streaming services, it will become obvious that both of the models can give you a large choice: Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, and Deezer.

Testing control possibilities, it worth noting that both of tested products can be controlled through the mobile app or a universal remote control. The Bose Soundbar 700 is additionally supplied with a built-in voice assistant (Alexa).

Unlike the Bose Soundbar 700, the Yamaha YSP-5600 supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. offering high-quality 3D immersive sound.

Design

If we juxtapose Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 in terms of their appearance, it’ll become clear that Bose’s model is more subtle, so suits better for placing right in front of a TV. Although both of the models are wall-mountable.

The physical dimensions of the compared products differ greatly. The Yamaha YSP-5600 appears to be much bulkier versus Bose’s model. Having 8.5 x 36 x 4.8 inches in size, it weighs 25.8 lbs. The Bose Soundbar 700, in its turn, is much more compact, weighing 10.5 lbs, while having 5.6 x 97.8 x 10.6 inches of size dimensions.

Bose Soundbar 700 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Bose provides a very convenient app (Bose Music App) for controlling a soundbar via smartphone.
  • The Smart Remote Control will allow controlling the whole home theater system.

Cons

  • The connection via Bluetooth is a little bit intricate and takes some time to sort it out.

Yamaha YSP-5600 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • This bar has a full on-screen menu, so the setup is a breeze: just follow simple instructions.
  • This model has a multi-room system, so the soundbar can cooperate with other Yamaha’s audio products.

Cons

  • It doesn’t have rubber stoppers, therefore it’s not stable.

Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700 review

May 13, 2019

The loudness of Bose Soundbar 700 is very good and the speaker can handle the full range of different music: from hip-hop to classic as well. The set up is easy-going thanks iOS app from the Bose it ...

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Yamaha YSP-5600

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

May 03, 2019

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is a complex solution that delivers the clear audio output and it has numerous useful features that make this model versatile and easy to blend with your audio setup. This is a tr...

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha YSP-5600

Model

Soundbar 700
YSP-5600

Brand

Bose
Yamaha

Rating

4.0 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

74
39

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

action button, microphone button
input, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.2

Supported channel quantity

5.1
7.2.2

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tuneln, Deezer
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

1/0
4/1

HDMI ARC

1
1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

2.2 x 38.5 x 4.2/5.6 x 97.8 x 10.6
20.3 x 91.4 x 10.2/8.5 x 36 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
11.3/25.8

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 12.8
  • 13.6
  • 12.8Bose Soundbar 700
  • 13.6Yamaha YSP-5600

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