The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SN5Y vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SN5Y has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SN5Y versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. 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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Command Bar.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN5Y received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available for the SN5Y. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.