Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Rating 5 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SIGNA S2 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, 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 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. 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 VIZIO SB46514-F6 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the SIGNA S2 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the SB46514-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SB46514-F6 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
4
8
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

SIGNA S2
SB46514-F6

Brand

Polk Audio
VIZIO

Reviews

3428
165

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, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

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

Google Assistant

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
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.2
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.6
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

The VIZIO SB46514-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB46514-F6 price