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