Samsung HW-J355 vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 review

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Rating 5 5
Samsung HW-J355
vs
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Samsung HW-J355 vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 5 for SIGNA S2. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth, 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. The HW-J355 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SIGNA S2 - wireless. The Samsung HW-J355 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Only the HW-J355 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HW-J355.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-J355 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SIGNA S2 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

App control is available for the HW-J355. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and Polk Audio SIGNA S2 4 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-J355
5.8
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
5
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-J355
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Model

HW-J355
SIGNA S2

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

1040
1839

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, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

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
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
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
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
89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.5
Samsung HW-J355
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Samsung HW-J355
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5.8
  • 5
  • 5.8Samsung HW-J355
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2

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