Bose Solo 5 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Bose Solo 5
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Bose Solo 5 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Solo 5 has 2.0 and MagniFi One has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Solo 5 for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. 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. Neither the Solo 5 nor MagniFi One has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Solo 5 provides a device control application. 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 Solo 5 or MagniFi One. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

Solo 5
MagniFi One

Brand

Bose
Polk Audio

Reviews

4179
195

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (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

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
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

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
Bose Solo 5
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Bose Solo 5
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 4.7
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Polk Audio MagniFi One is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio MagniFi One price