The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Smart Soundbar 300 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone, action and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Smart Soundbar 300 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Command Bar - wireless. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Polk Audio Command Bar. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Smart Soundbar 300 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Smart Soundbar 300. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got a rating of 4, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.