Dayton Audio BS36 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Dayton Audio BS36
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Dayton Audio BS36 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Dayton Audio BS36 was rated 4.5, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that BS36 has 3.0 and MagniFi One has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Dayton Audio BS36 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the MagniFi One. Neither the BS36 nor MagniFi One has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the BS36 at 4 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the BS36 or MagniFi One. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

Advantages Polk Audio MagniFi One over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Bluetooth enabled

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
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0
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4
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4
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Common

Product

Dayton Audio BS36
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

BS36
MagniFi One

Brand

Dayton Audio
Polk Audio

Reviews

53
207

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

5.9/13.4
Dayton Audio BS36
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Dayton Audio BS36
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4.7
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Polk Audio MagniFi One is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio MagniFi One price