Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX vs JBL Bar 5.0

MagniFi Mini AX vs Bar 5.0 comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX
7.6
JBL Bar 5.0
8.2
9
9
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
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Common

Product

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX
JBL Bar 5.0

Model

MagniFi Mini AX
Bar 5.0

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, mute
power, source, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

10 (overall)
250 (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)

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)

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 Mono, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround,DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS Virtual X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

36.6x10.4x7.9/14.4x4.1x3.1
70.9x5.8x10.1/27.9x2.3x3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/14
2.8/6.1

Other

Release year

2022
2021
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX
JBL Bar 5.0
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX
JBL Bar 5.0

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.6Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX
  • 8.2JBL Bar 5.0

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX competitors

JBL Bar 5.0 competitors