In this article, we will talk about Sonos Playbar vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Sonos Playbar was rated 4.5, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, play/pause, volume up, volume down for the Playbar and power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Playbar has 3.0 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 7 out of 10 received the Sonos Playbar 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 Playbar can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Playbar. Bluetooth support integrated in the MagniFi One. Neither the Playbar 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 Playbar at 3 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.
The manufacturer of the Playbar provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Playbar 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.
The Polk Audio MagniFi One is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio MagniFi One price