Sonos Beam vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam
vs
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Sonos Beam vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 5 for SIGNA S2. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio SIGNA S2. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Sonos Beam has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the SIGNA S2 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10. App control is available for the Beam. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 2, and Polk Audio SIGNA S2 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Model

Beam
SIGNA S2

Brand

Sonos
Polk Audio

Reviews

1066
754

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
Sonos Beam
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sonos Beam
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
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  • 5.6
  • 5
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2

The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price