Samsung HW-T550 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T550 vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T550
4.5
Polk Audio Command Bar
6.6
4
10

Samsung HW-T550 vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

Samsung HW-T550
vs
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-T550 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-T550 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HW-T550 versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Command Bar.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-T550 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 5 points out of 10.

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over Samsung HW-T550

  • Spotify support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-T550
Polk Audio Command Bar

Model

HW-T550
Command Bar

Brand

Samsung
Polk Audio

Reviews

2901
1414

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
volume down, volume up, microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

320 (overall)
160 (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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

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 Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

83.8 x 5 x 7.6/33.9 x 2.2 x 3.3
110 x 5 x 10.1/43.3 x 2.1 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.6
1.8/4.9

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Samsung HW-T550
Polk Audio Command Bar
Samsung HW-T550
Polk Audio Command Bar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T550
  • 6.6Polk Audio Command Bar

The Polk Audio Command Bar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio Command Bar price

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