Samsung HW-LST70T vs Polk Audio Signa S4 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-LST70T vs Polk Audio Signa S4 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-LST70T
6.4
Polk Audio Signa S4
7.8
10
9

Samsung HW-LST70T vs Polk Audio Signa S4 review

Samsung HW-LST70T
vs
Polk Audio Signa S4

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-LST70T vs Polk Audio Signa S4 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-LST70T was rated 6.4, while the Polk Audio Signa S4 has a rating 7.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-LST70T and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Signa S4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-LST70T has 3.0 and Signa S4 has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 210 (overall) versus 80 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-LST70T. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-LST70T for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio Signa S4 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-LST70T versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Polk Audio Signa S4. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Signa S4. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-LST70T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Signa S4. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HW-LST70T was rated 5/10, while the Signa S4 received a mark of 9/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-LST70T over Polk Audio Signa S4

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Polk Audio Signa S4 over Samsung HW-LST70T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-LST70T
Polk Audio Signa S4

Model

HW-LST70T
Signa S4

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

3
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

210 (overall)
80 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 12.7 x 5/48 x 5.5 x 2.1
104.6x9.5x6/41.2x3.7x2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/14.8
2.9/6

Other

Release year

2020
2021
Samsung HW-LST70T
Polk Audio Signa S4
Samsung HW-LST70T
Polk Audio Signa S4

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 7.8
  • 6.4Samsung HW-LST70T
  • 7.8Polk Audio Signa S4

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Polk Audio Signa S4 competitors