LG SL9YG vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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LG SL9YG
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about LG SL9YG vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The LG SL9YG was rated 7.4, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the SL9YG and power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL9YG has 4.1.2 and MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 500 (overall) versus 240 (overall) according to devices. 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. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SL9YG for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the SL9YG. The SL9YG can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SL9YG. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SL9YG. We rated the connectivity of the SL9YG at 7 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the SL9YG provides a device control application. The LG SL9YG equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SL9YG. The SL9YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The SL9YG was rated 7/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SL9YG over Polk Audio MagniFi One

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
7.4
Polk Audio MagniFi One
4.7
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Common

Product

LG SL9YG
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

SL9YG
MagniFi One

Brand

LG
Polk Audio

Reviews

25
207

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, play/pause, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

4.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (overall)
240 (overall)

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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

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)

0/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/13.9
LG SL9YG
Polk Audio MagniFi One
LG SL9YG
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 4.7
  • 7.4LG SL9YG
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price