Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SL9YG review

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Rating 5 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SIGNA S2 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 2.1 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. 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 SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. Only the SL9YG supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.

Connectivity

Only the LG SL9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL9YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the SIGNA S2 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SL9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got a rating of 4, and LG SL9YG 7 out of 10.

Advantages LG SL9YG over Polk Audio SIGNA S2

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SL9YG

Model

SIGNA S2
SL9YG

Brand

Polk Audio
LG

Reviews

3428
25

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, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

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

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

89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/13.9
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SL9YG
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.4
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

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