It makes sense comparing Polk Audio Command Bar vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Command Bar has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, action and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Polk Audio Command Bar has 2.1 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Polk Audio Command Bar got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N850 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Samsung HW-N850 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Polk Audio Command Bar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N850. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa. App control is available for the HW-N850. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. For multichannel surround Polk Audio Command Bar got a rating of 5, and Samsung HW-N850 9 out of 10.