Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 was rated 5, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the SIGNA S2 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. 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. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the SIGNA S2, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SIGNA S2 at 6 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SIGNA S2 or HT-CT800. 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 SIGNA S2 was rated 4/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Sony HT-CT800
5.6
4
5
Add soundbar to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sony HT-CT800

Model

SIGNA S2
HT-CT800

Brand

Polk Audio
Sony

Reviews

3428
315

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.1
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sony HT-CT800
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.6
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Sony HT-CT800 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-CT800 price