VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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VIZIO SB46514-F6
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 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, input, Bluetooth for the SB46514-F6 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 SB46514-F6 has 5.1.4 and MagniFi One has 2.1. 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 VIZIO SB46514-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB46514-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SB46514-F6. We rated the connectivity of the SB46514-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the SB46514-F6 provides a device control application. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB46514-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The SB46514-F6 was rated 7/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
8
4
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB46514-F6
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

SB46514-F6
MagniFi One

Brand

VIZIO
Polk Audio

Reviews

165
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, input, Bluetooth
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
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

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

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

116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.2
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Polk Audio MagniFi One
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 4.7
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price