Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Rating 5 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SIGNA S2 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the SIGNA S2 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
4
4
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

SIGNA S2
HT-X9000F

Brand

Polk Audio
Sony

Reviews

3428
216

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, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

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
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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
1

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
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sony HT-X9000F
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.8
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

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