Polk Audio MagniFi 2 vs JBL BAR 500

MagniFi 2 vs BAR 500 comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio MagniFi 2
6.6
JBL BAR 500
8.6
9
9
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
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Common

Product

Polk Audio MagniFi 2
JBL BAR 500

Model

MagniFi 2
BAR 500

Brand

Polk Audio
JBL

Reviews

0
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

620 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS audio

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

109.2x5.3x3/37.5x3x2
101.7x5.6x10.3/40x2.2x4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/6
2.8/6.2

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Polk Audio MagniFi 2
JBL BAR 500
Polk Audio MagniFi 2
JBL BAR 500

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6.6
  • 8.6
  • 6.6Polk Audio MagniFi 2
  • 8.6JBL BAR 500

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