Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Overall
Bose TV Speaker
5
Polk Audio Command Bar
6.6
4
10

Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

Bose TV Speaker
vs
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, TV Speaker has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose TV Speaker has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Polk Audio Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The TV Speaker has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the Command Bar - wireless. The Bose TV Speaker got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Command Bar.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose TV Speaker 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.

Multichannel surround

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 TV Speaker got a rating of 4, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Bose TV Speaker
Polk Audio Command Bar

Model

TV Speaker
Command Bar

Brand

Bose
Polk Audio

Reviews

795
1506

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

160 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4
110 x 5 x 10.1/43.3 x 2.1 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
1.8/4.9

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Bose TV Speaker
Polk Audio Command Bar
Bose TV Speaker
Polk Audio Command Bar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.6
  • 5Bose TV Speaker
  • 6.6Polk Audio Command Bar

Bose TV Speaker competitors

Polk Audio Command Bar competitors