LG GX vs Polk Audio React review

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LG GX vs Polk Audio React comparison chart

LG GX vs Polk Audio React review

Polk Audio React

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG GX vs Polk Audio React comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, GX has a total rating of 6.5 out of 10 versus 4.8 for React. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, source, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG GX has 3.1 versus 2.0 for the Polk Audio React. The output power is different and equal to 420 (overall) W for the GX versus 30 (overall) W for the React. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The GX has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the React - wired. The LG GX got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Polk Audio React 4 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the React.


Only the Polk Audio React can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG GX has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Polk Audio React. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the GX received a rating of 8/10 versus 5/10, respectively.


App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the React. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the GX has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the GX. For multichannel surround LG GX got a rating of 10, and Polk Audio React 6 out of 10.

Advantages LG GX over Polk Audio React

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Polk Audio React over LG GX

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
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