Samsung HW-Q70R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q70R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q70R
7.6
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
10
4

Samsung HW-Q70R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

Samsung HW-Q70R
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Samsung HW-Q70R vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Samsung HW-Q70R was rated 7.6, 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-Q70R 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-Q70R has 3.1.2 and MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 330 (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 7 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q70R for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q70R can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q70R. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HW-Q70R. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q70R at 7 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q70R provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q70R may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HW-Q70R. The HW-Q70R can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q70R was rated 10/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70R over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q70R
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

HW-Q70R
MagniFi One

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

1601
211

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

3.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

330 (overall)
240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
has not

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

Other

Release year

2019
2015
Samsung HW-Q70R
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Samsung HW-Q70R
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 4.7
  • 7.6Samsung HW-Q70R
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One