Sonos Playbar vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Playbar
vs
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Sonos Playbar vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Playbar has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 5 for SIGNA S2. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Playbar has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio SIGNA S2. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Sonos Playbar has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Playbar.

Connectivity

Only the Sonos Playbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SIGNA S2 has Bluetooth support. Only the SIGNA S2 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the Playbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Model

Playbar
SIGNA S2

Brand

Sonos
Polk Audio

Reviews

1323
754

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
Sonos Playbar
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Sonos Playbar
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2

The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio SIGNA S2 price