Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha YSP-5600

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Soundbar 700 vs YSP-5600 comparison chart

Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha YSP-5600
Multichannel surround

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Yamaha YSP-5600 review

Bose Soundbar 700
Yamaha YSP-5600

To get acquainted with the specs of the devices, we suggest you familiarize with the comparison of Bose Soundbar 700 and Yamaha YSP-5600. It shows us that the YSP-5600 is a better choice as a home soundbar than the Soundbar 700. According to the results of our comparison, Soundbar 700 received 6.6 points out of 10 possible, and YSP-5600 was rated 8,4 points.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 700 over Yamaha YSP-5600

  • Available the Apple Music service
  • Voice control supports

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Bose Soundbar 700

  • Has an integrated subwoofer
  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support
  • Possible to create a multi-room system
  • Supports external media connection via USB

Audio features

The Soundbar 700 is rated 6 of 10 against 7 for the YSP-5600 according to the audio features rating.

Soundbar 700

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the Soundbar 700 and the YSP-5600.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the Soundbar 700 has 3.0 channels, while the YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 channels.

Soundbar 700 YSP-5600
Built-in channels3.07.1.2
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, WN/A128 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionswirelesshas not


Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. A built-in subwoofer is only present in the YSP-5600. Both are not equipped with an external subwoofer.

Soundbar 700 YSP-5600
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswired, wireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The Soundbar 700 received rating 4 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the YSP-5600, in the same category, earned 8 out of 10 points.

Soundbar 700

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in Yamaha YSP-5600.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in YSP-5600.

Soundbar 700 YSP-5600
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital
DTS (other)has nothas not

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. For the ability to work with streaming services, the Soundbar 700 received 9 points, and the YSP-5600 - 10 on a 10-point scale.

Soundbar 700

The Soundbar 700 is featured with AirPlay 2, but in the YSP-5600 have support for AirPlay. The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars.

Soundbar 700 YSP-5600
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesPandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXMPandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer


The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Bose Soundbar 700 was rated 6 out of 10, and Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 9 out of 10.

Soundbar 700

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on both devices.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The Soundbar 700 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the YSP-5600 got 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars.

Soundbar 700 YSP-5600
Ethernet (RJ45)01
HDMI input/output1/04/1
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/01/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output11


Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Both soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. The YSP-5600 has the ability to use a multiroom system.

Soundbar 700 YSP-5600
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App control
Remote control


Soundbar 700 YSP-5600
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.291.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.8
Weight, kg/pounds4.5/10.511.3/25.8
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