Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Samsung HW-S40T
5
4
6

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Samsung HW-S40T review

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Samsung HW-S40T

The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Samsung HW-S40T comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 5. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and volume down, volume up, power, source, 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 2.0 for the Samsung HW-S40T. Only the Samsung HW-S40T has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the SIGNA S2 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

App control is available for the HW-S40T. 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. For multichannel surround Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got a rating of 4, and Samsung HW-S40T 5 out of 10.

Advantages Polk Audio SIGNA S2 over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Samsung HW-S40T

Model

SIGNA S2
HW-S40T

Brand

Polk Audio
Samsung

Reviews

5209
160

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
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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
66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Samsung HW-S40T
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Samsung HW-S40T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5
  • 5
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T

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Polk Audio SIGNA S2 competitors

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