Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Klipsch R-10B review

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Rating 5 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Klipsch R-10B

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Klipsch R-10B comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SIGNA S2 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 5.2 for R-10B. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and input, mute, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 2.1 versus 5.1 for the Klipsch R-10B. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Klipsch R-10B 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Only the R-10B supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the R-10B.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SIGNA S2 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SIGNA S2 received a rating of 6/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. 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. For multichannel surround Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got a rating of 4, and Klipsch R-10B 2 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Klipsch R-10B
5.2
4
4
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Klipsch R-10B

Model

SIGNA S2
R-10B

Brand

Polk Audio
Klipsch

Reviews

1839
387

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, source, Bluetooth
input, mute, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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

89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2
101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Klipsch R-10B
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Klipsch R-10B

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.2
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B

The Klipsch R-10B is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Klipsch R-10B price