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Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast sound bar review: Much better with soundtracks than music

This will be a big step up from just about any TV’s speakers, but it can be too bright for music.

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At a Glance
  • Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast sound bar

    TechHive Rating

    Yamaha’s YSP-1600 is a fine upgrade from just about any TV’s built-in speakers, but it’s not a good choice if you’re also looking for speakers for listening to music.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    Yamaha’s YSP-1600 is a fine upgrade from just about any TV’s built-in speakers, but it’s not a good choice if you’re also looking for speakers for listening to music.

    MSRP: $500

    Pros

    • A major step up from just about any TV’s built-in speakers
    • Very good bass response for the money
    • Can be incorporated into Yamaha’s MusicCast multi-room audio system

    Cons

    • Bright, bordering on harsh, with higher frequencies in music (female vocals in particular)
    • Only one HDMI input and one HDMI output
    • No support for a wireless subwoofer (it does support wired subs)

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