Samsung HW-J355 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Samsung HW-J355
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Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-J355 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Samsung HW-J355 was rated 5.8, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-J355 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, 60 versus 240 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HW-J355 via wired and wireless, but MagniFi One has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-J355 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HW-J355. The HW-J355 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-J355. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. Neither the HW-J355 nor MagniFi One has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HW-J355 at 6 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-J355 provides a device control application. 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 support is not implemented in either the HW-J355 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 HW-J355 was rated 2/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-J355 over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

HW-J355
MagniFi One

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

1070
207

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, input
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

60
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

wired, 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

0/0
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

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

94 x 5.1 x 5.1/37.1 x 2.3 x 2.6
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
Samsung HW-J355
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Samsung HW-J355
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.8
  • 4.7
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Samsung HW-J355 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-J355 price