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Bose Soundbar 700 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One review

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Bose Soundbar 700
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi One

In this article, we will talk about Bose Soundbar 700 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Bose Soundbar 700 was rated 6.6, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, microphone for the Soundbar 700 and power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Soundbar 700 has 3.0 and MagniFi One has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the Soundbar 700 via wired and wireless, but MagniFi One has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The Soundbar 700 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Soundbar 700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Soundbar 700. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Soundbar 700 at 6 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10. The manufacturer of the Soundbar 700 provides a device control application. The Bose Soundbar 700 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 Soundbar 700 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. The Soundbar 700 was rated 2/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Model

Soundbar 700
MagniFi One

Brand

Bose
Polk Audio

Reviews

182
168

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, source, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

240 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
88.1 x 5 x 8.3/34.7 x 2 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
Bose Soundbar 700
Polk Audio MagniFi One
Bose Soundbar 700
Polk Audio MagniFi One

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 4.7
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 4.7Polk Audio MagniFi One

The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price