Samsung HW-T450 vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T450 vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T450
4.5
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX
7.6
4
9

Samsung HW-T450 vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX review

Samsung HW-T450
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Samsung HW-T450 vs Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX. The Samsung HW-T450 was rated 4.5, while the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the HW-T450 and power, source, demo, mute for the MagniFi Mini AX.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-T450 has 2.1 and MagniFi Mini AX has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) versus 10 (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 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-T450 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX received 4 out of 10.

Streaming services

The MagniFi Mini AX can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the MagniFi Mini AX. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the MagniFi Mini AX. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the MagniFi Mini AX provides a device control application. The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the MagniFi Mini AX. The MagniFi Mini AX can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-T450 was rated 4/10, while the MagniFi Mini AX received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX over Samsung HW-T450

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Product

Samsung HW-T450
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX

Model

HW-T450
MagniFi Mini AX

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

2901
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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, mute

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
10 (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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround,DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS Virtual X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 5/33.9 x 2.1 x 2.9
36.6x10.4x7.9/14.4x4.1x3.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.3
6.3/14

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T450
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX
Samsung HW-T450
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 7.6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T450
  • 7.6Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX

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Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX competitors