Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Bose TV Speaker
5
4
4

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Bose TV Speaker

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 Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Both soundbars received a score of 5 in our ranking.

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 TV Speaker 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 TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 out of 10. 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. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SIGNA S2, so in the TV Speaker there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SIGNA S2 at 6 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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 TV Speaker. 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 TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Bose TV Speaker

Model

SIGNA S2
TV Speaker

Brand

Polk Audio
Bose

Reviews

5209
591

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
has not

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
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Bose TV Speaker
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

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

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