Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio MagniFi 2 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio MagniFi 2 comparison chart

Overall
Bose TV Speaker
5
Polk Audio MagniFi 2
6.6
4
9

Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio MagniFi 2 review

Bose TV Speaker
vs
Polk Audio MagniFi 2

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Bose TV Speaker vs Polk Audio MagniFi 2 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Bose TV Speaker was rated 5, while the Polk Audio MagniFi 2 has a rating 6.6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that TV Speaker has 3.0 and MagniFi 2 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the TV Speaker via wired, but MagniFi 2 has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose TV Speaker for audio features and specs, but the Polk Audio MagniFi 2 received 4 out of 10.

Streaming services

The MagniFi 2 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the MagniFi 2. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose TV Speaker versus 3/1 HDMIs in the Polk Audio MagniFi 2. As in the TV Speaker, 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 TV Speaker at 7 out of 10, while the MagniFi 2 was rated 5/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the TV Speaker or MagniFi 2. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the MagniFi 2 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Polk Audio MagniFi 2 over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Bose TV Speaker
Polk Audio MagniFi 2

Model

TV Speaker
MagniFi 2

Brand

Bose
Polk Audio

Reviews

795
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

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
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/1

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS audio

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
109.2x5.3x3/37.5x3x2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
2.9/6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Bose TV Speaker
Polk Audio MagniFi 2
Bose TV Speaker
Polk Audio MagniFi 2

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.6
  • 5Bose TV Speaker
  • 6.6Polk Audio MagniFi 2

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