Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
4
10

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 was rated 5, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the SIGNA S2 and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SIGNA S2 has 2.1 and Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SIGNA S2 via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 is equipped with AirPlay, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has AirPlay 2 on board. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SIGNA S2, so in the Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). 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 Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the Smart Soundbar 300 provides a device control application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SIGNA S2 or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Polk Audio SIGNA S2 over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Model

SIGNA S2
Smart Soundbar 300

Brand

Polk Audio
Bose

Reviews

5209
79

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
microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

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)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

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

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

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 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/8

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.6
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Smart Soundbar 300 price

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