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Bose Solo 5 vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Solo 5
vs
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Bose Solo 5 vs Polk Audio SIGNA S2 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 5 for SIGNA S2.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio SIGNA S2. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 6 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. Only the SIGNA S2 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the Solo 5. 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. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Model

Solo 5
SIGNA S2

Brand

Bose
Polk Audio

Reviews

2244
754

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, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

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)

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
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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
89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
Bose Solo 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Bose Solo 5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2

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