Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
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Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0 and MagniFi One has 2.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

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. Bluetooth support integrated in the MagniFi One. Neither the Mythos SSA-50 nor MagniFi One has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Mythos SSA-50 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 Mythos SSA-50 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.

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Polk Audio MagniFi One over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Bluetooth enabled

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
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0
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
4
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Common

Product

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

Mythos SSA-50
MagniFi One

Brand

Definitive Technology
Polk Audio

Reviews

33
207

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.0
2.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
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

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

5/0
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

13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

15.4/34
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 4.7
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price