I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha SR-C20A vs Polk Audio MagniFi 2 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 3.8, while the Polk Audio MagniFi 2 has a rating 6.6. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, source, demo, volume down, volume up.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-C20A. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-C20A for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi 2 received 4 out of 10.
The MagniFi 2 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the MagniFi 2. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-C20A versus 3/1 HDMIs in the Polk Audio MagniFi 2. As in the SR-C20A, so in the MagniFi 2 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-C20A at 4 out of 10, while the MagniFi 2 was rated 5/10.
The manufacturer of the MagniFi 2 provides a device control application. The Polk Audio MagniFi 2 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-C20A or MagniFi 2. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SR-C20A was rated 6/10, while the MagniFi 2 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.