Sony HT-X9000F vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Sony HT-X9000F
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Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Sony HT-X9000F vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 6.8, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the HT-X9000F 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. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 240 (overall) according to devices. 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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X9000F for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F 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 HT-X9000F. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X9000F at 7 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HT-X9000F was rated 7/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
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4
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X9000F
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

HT-X9000F
MagniFi One

Brand

Sony
Polk Audio

Reviews

216
207

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

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

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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

1
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

93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
Sony HT-X9000F
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Sony HT-X9000F
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.7
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price