Samsung HW-Q60R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Samsung HW-Q60R
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Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q60R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Samsung HW-Q60R was rated 4.4, 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, source for the HW-Q60R 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. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q60R has 5.1 and MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 360 (overall) versus 240 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q60R for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q60R. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q60R at 6 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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-Q60R 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 same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q60R over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q60R
4.4
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
4
4
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q60R
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

HW-Q60R
MagniFi One

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

1393
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, source
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

360 (overall)
240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

0/0
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

110 x 5.8 x 9.9/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.9
Samsung HW-Q60R
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Samsung HW-Q60R
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.4
  • 4.7
  • 4.4Samsung HW-Q60R
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Polk Audio MagniFi One is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio MagniFi One price