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JBL Bar 2.1vsPolk Audio Magnifi Mini

JBL Bar 2.1

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 2.1

£277.84
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 4 year old 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
300W
2.2kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
72
Age
3 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Polk Audio Magnifi Mini

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score

Polk Audio Magnifi Mini

£265.95
£265.95
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar has an outstanding sound quality, it's very quiet and compact.
150W
1.8kg
WEIGHT
91
Reviews
955 Reviews + 4 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
65
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
JBL Bar 2.1

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 2.1

£277.84
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 4 year old 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
300W
2.2kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
72
Age
3 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Polk Audio Magnifi Mini

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score

Polk Audio Magnifi Mini

£265.95
£265.95
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar has an outstanding sound quality, it's very quiet and compact.
150W
1.8kg
WEIGHT
91
Reviews
955 Reviews + 4 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
65
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
4 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Power
The JBL Bar 2.1 has a power of 300W, but the Polk Audio Magnifi Mini is only a 150W soundbar (150W smaller).

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

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Wall Mountable
The JBL Bar 2.1 is a wall mountable soundbar, but the Polk Audio Magnifi Mini is not.

'Wall Mountable' denotes whether the soundbar can be mounted on a wall, or whether it has to rest on the floor or on a stand.

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More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Better Brand
JBL soundbars have an average rating of 78%, but Polk Audio only has an average rating of 77.4%.
5 Reasons For
3 Times As Many Audio Output Channels
The Polk Audio Magnifi Mini is 5.1 channels channels, however the JBL Bar 2.1 is only 2.1 channels.

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Polk Audio Magnifi Mini has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the JBL Bar 2.1 scored only 75.
£12 Cheaper
The Polk Audio Magnifi Mini costs £11.89 less than the JBL Bar 2.1.
Two Months Newer
The Polk Audio Magnifi Mini was released two months later than the JBL Bar 2.1
Four More Awards
The Polk Audio Magnifi Mini has received 4 awards, whereas the JBL Bar 2.1 has received no awards.

Awards

JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
No awards found
4 Awards

Average Expert Rating

JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
4 reviews
4 stars
6 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
615 reviews
4 stars
197 reviews
3 stars
57 reviews
2 stars
32 reviews
1 star
36 reviews

Average Brand Rating

JBL has a better average brand rating than Polk Audio. The average brand rating for JBL is 78% based on 60+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for Polk Audio is 77.4% based on 980+ reviews.
JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
JBL

78

78

Based on 60+ reviews
Polk Audio

77

77

Based on 980+ reviews

JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
45 months old 43 months old Best

Audio Channels

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Power

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Audio Channels
2.1
 2.1
5.1
 5.1
BEST
Power 300W
BEST
150W
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 
 
 
Other Features JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH) 58mm 79mm
Subwoofer Driver Diameter (Imperial) Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
AC Adapter Included
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
Manual
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frequency Range 40Hz 40Hz
Quantity 1 1
Apple Docking Compatibility
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Not Supported
 Not Supported
 
 
 
Audio JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Decoder
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Equalizer
Equalizer
 Equalizer
Equalizer
 Equalizer
 
 
 
Soundbar Speaker JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Woofer Diameter (Imperial) 6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tweeter Diameter 31.8mm
BEST
12.7mm
Tweeter Driver 2 2
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 1% Unknown - Click to provide data
Mid-Range Driver Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 99dB Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Power 100W 150W
BEST
 
 
 
Subwoofer JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Subwoofer
Wireless
 Wireless
Separate
 Separate
Wireless Subwoofer
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
RMS Power (Subwoofer) 200W Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer Type
Wireless
 Wireless
Active
 Active
Subwoofer Included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
 
 
 
Technical Details JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
3D Sound
3D sound
 3D sound
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control
Remote control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Connector(s) HDMI X 2 (ARC X 1) - Optical X 1 - 3.5 Mm Aux X 1 HDMI (ARC) X 1 - Toslink Optical X 1 - 3.5 Mm Jack X 1
Wireless Connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
AUX In
AUX in
 AUX in
AUX in
 AUX in
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical In 1 1
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Connection
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Digital Audio Coaxial In 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Version
4.2
 4.2
4.2
 4.2
Audio (L,R) In Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Output 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI In 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 2
BEST
1
USB Port
USB port
 USB port
USB port
 USB port
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Power Consumption (Standby) 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (Typical) 186W 37.5W
BEST
AC Input Frequency 50Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
100
 100
100
 100
Power Source
Ac
 Ac
Ac
 Ac
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Subwoofer Depth 240mm 365.8mm
Subwoofer Height 379mm 365.8mm
Width 965mm 340.4mm
Subwoofer Width 240mm 188mm
Height 68mm 81.3mm
Depth 58mm 109.2mm
Subwoofer Weight 5.7kg 3.7kg
Weight 2.2kg 1.8kg
 
 
 
Packaging Content JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Handheld Remote Control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
Warranty card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
Hdmi Optical
 Hdmi
 Optical
Hdmi Optical
 Hdmi
 Optical
Packaging Content JBL Bar 2.1 Sound Bar - Wireless Subwoofer - Remote Control - Optical Cable - AUX Cable - Power Adaptor - Wall Mount Bracket Kit Polk Magnifi Mini 2.1 Wireless Compact Sound Bar - 2 M HDMI Cable - 1.8 M Optical Cable - IR Remote With 2 AAA Batteries - Power Cables for Bar and Sub - Quick Start Guide
 
 
 
Packaging Data JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Package Depth 310 261.6
Package Width 1045 602
Package Height 405 449.6
Package Weight 10400 9530
 
 
 
Features JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
FM Radio
FM radio
 FM radio
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
MP3 Wav
 MP3
 Wav
MP3 Wav
 MP3
 Wav
Auto Power Off System
Auto power off system
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Night Mode
Night mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Stands
TV stands
 TV stands
TV stands
 TV stands
Wall Mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
Black
 Black
Black
 Black
Built-in Display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
LED indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
 
 
 
Features JBL Bar 2.1 Polk Audio Magnifi Mini
Smart Soundbar Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar

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