Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SN5Y review

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Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SN5Y review

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
LG SN5Y

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 was rated 5, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the SIGNA S2 and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.

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. 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. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN5Y. As in the SIGNA S2, so in the SN5Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SIGNA S2 at 6 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the SN5Y provides a device control application. The LG SN5Y 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 SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SIGNA S2 was rated 4/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN5Y over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SN5Y

Model

SIGNA S2
SN5Y

Brand

Polk Audio
LG

Reviews

5209
141

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, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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
1/1

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

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
DTS Digital Surround, 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
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SN5Y
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 6LG SN5Y

The LG SN5Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SN5Y price

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