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