Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

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Rating 4.5 4.5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 was rated 5, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the SIGNA S2 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. 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. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SIGNA S2. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SIGNA S2 at 6 out of 10, while the SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3621n-F8M 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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SIGNA S2 or SB3621n-F8M. 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 SIGNA S2 was rated 4/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Polk Audio SIGNA S2 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
4
5
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

SIGNA S2
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

Polk Audio
VIZIO

Reviews

3428
590

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
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
VIZIO SmartCast

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
1/0

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
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/4.4
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.6
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

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