A great choice for those who want a simple way to enjoy 3D surround sound without all the hassle of installing and calibrating a full set of surround speakers. With its 44 built in speakers, great sound processing and plenty of other tricks up its sleeve, it provides an excellent audio experience.
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Pro Good surround effect emulation
Yamaha has implemented Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support in this soundbar, meaning that the audio not only has width and depth, but also added height. It has 44 built-in speakers that help achieve the surround effect.
Pro Wide variety of connection ports
The soundbar has four 4K HDMI inputs, an HDMI ARC output, one coaxial, two optical inputs, an infrared in/out, an analog input and a subwoofer output. Even the most demanding customers with lots of equipment will be able to connect virtually anything.
Pro Easy to setup
This soundbar has a full on-screen menu via HDMI. With the included Intellibeam microphone, the setup is a breeze: just follow the walk-through instructions, mount the microphone and the soundbar will do the rest.
Pro Wireless support
The YSP-5600 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can stream music wirelessly. Wi-FI can also be used for a multi-room setup.
Con Surround is not as good as with a system with actual rear speakers
Even though this soundbar does fairly well at emulating surround sound, it still falls behind proper surround systems with actual rear speakers.
Con It's not slide-proof
There are no rubber stoppers under the soundbar, so you have to take caution to keep it from sliding along the surface it's placed on.
Con Needs an external subwoofer to reach full potential
Since the soundbar itself lacks decent bass, you will also need to connect it to an external subwoofer to get its full impact.