Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SL5Y review

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Rating 5 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
LG SL5Y

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SIGNA S2 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4.5 for SL5Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. 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 LG SL5Y 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL5Y. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. 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. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SL5Y

Model

SIGNA S2
SL5Y

Brand

Polk Audio
LG

Reviews

1839
134

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

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

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

Google Play Music

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

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 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
89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SL5Y
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SL5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 4.5LG SL5Y

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