The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 500 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone 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 Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 500 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. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.
Only the Soundbar 500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price