The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 700 vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 6.6. The competitors' control buttons are different: action, 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 700 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Soundbar 700 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Command Bar - wireless. 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 700 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 700 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 Soundbar 700 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Soundbar 700. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.
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 Soundbar 700 got a rating of 4, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.