Denon HEOS BAR vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Denon HEOS BAR vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, sound off for the HEOS BAR and power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HEOS BAR has 3.0 and MagniFi One has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HEOS BAR can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HEOS BAR. We rated the connectivity of the HEOS BAR at 7 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the HEOS BAR provides a device control application. The Denon HEOS BAR equipped with a microphone. The Denon HEOS BAR may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HEOS BAR 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 same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
10
4
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

HEOS BAR
MagniFi One

Brand

Denon
Polk Audio

Reviews

20
207

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
Denon HEOS BAR
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Denon HEOS BAR
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.7
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price