Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs JBL Bar 2.1

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Polk Audio SIGNA S2 review

While making a comparison of Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs JBL Bar 2.1 I noticed that these are 2.1-channeled gadgets. The Signa S2's low-profile, versatile soundbar delivers incredible, space-filling sound - much more than you can get from the TV’s small built-in speakers. Signa S2 supports Polk Voice Adjust and surround technology, delivers crystal clear dialogs and immersive surround sound, and the complete wireless subwoofer adds deep bass accompaniment. Plus, you can also stream your favorite music via Bluetooth. Works with 4K and HD TVs (HDMI cable included). Watch your favorite shows with exceptional contrast and clarity. Polk Audio SIGNA S2

JBL Bar 2.1 review

JBL Bar 2.1 is a soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. 300 watts output delivers superb sound to your movies and music. A full-featured, easy-to-use JBL Bar 2.1 soundbar in an even thin case with Dolby Digital, a JBL Surround Sound with a wireless 6.5-inch subwoofer provides balanced sound and deep low frequencies in your films, music and even video games. Fully functional in every sense of the word, the panel is equipped with an HDMI input, as well as AUX and USB inputs to provide you with even greater sound reproduction capabilities. JBL Bar 2.1

Polk Audio SIGNA S2 pros & cons

Pros

  • The bass module is pre-coordinated at the factory with a soundbar in phase, frequency and level, so the best result is obtained at the factory settings
  • Excellent subwoofer and soundbar consistency

Cons

  • You should not bring volume level to the maximum on on the mobile device and soundbar

JBL Bar 2.1 pros & cons

Pros

  • JBL Surround sound brings an immersive sound experience for your TV without any extra wires or speakers
  • HDMI or optical cable connection is super simple to set up and use

Cons

  • The sound on talk shows and news lack depth

Votes 6 6
Rating 4.8 4.8

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Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
JBL Bar 2.1

Model

SIGNA S2
Bar 2.1

Brand

Polk Audio
JBL

Reviews

1529
58

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth
power, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

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

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
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

89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2
96.5 x 5.8 x 6.8/38 x 2.3 x 2.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.1
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
JBL Bar 2.1
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
JBL Bar 2.1

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 5
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  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 5JBL Bar 2.1

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