The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha SR-B20A vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 5.4 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 120 (overall) W for the SR-B20A versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. Only the Yamaha SR-B20A has a built-in subwoofer. The SR-B20A has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the Command Bar - wireless. 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. The Yamaha SR-B20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Polk Audio Command Bar. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available for the SR-B20A. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. 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 Yamaha SR-B20A got a rating of 6, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.