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Polk Audio Signa S1

Polk Audio Signa S1
alaScore 94

107 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Polk Audio Signa S1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Polk Audio Signa S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Polk Signa S1 review

 

"You get what you pay for" still has meaning, but some companies are now working to attract the entry-level home theater shopper with cheap products that actually sound good too.

The Signa S1 offers excellent music replay for the money and decent intelligibility in movies. The provision of a separate subwoofer means it can go lower than some competitors that lack subs.

Less clarity and dynamic punch with action-packed movies compared to some rivals. No HDMI.

For a budget-priced sound bar system, the Polk Signa S1 sounds a lot bigger than it really is.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Polk Signa S1

 

The Polk Signa S1 is a no-frills soundbar that offers very good performance for an affordable price.

Balanced and clean audio performance. Simulated surround can produce a wide sound field. Bluetooth connectivity. Affordable.

Subwoofer could be more powerful.

If you're willing to spend more for slightly better sound in a one-piece, subwoofer-free design, the Sonos Playbase is another very good option. It costs far more than the S1 and shares the same ultra-low frequency weakness if you don't get the...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Polk Signa S1 review

 

"You get what you pay for" still has meaning, but some companies are now working to attract the entry-level home theater shopper with cheap products that actually sound good too.

The Signa S1 offers excellent music replay for the money and decent intelligibility in movies. The provision of a separate subwoofer means it can go lower than some competitors that lack subs.

Less clarity and dynamic punch with action-packed movies compared to some rivals. No HDMI.

For a budget-priced sound bar system, the Polk Signa S1 sounds a lot bigger than it really is.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Tony Leotta (audioholics.com)

Polk Signa S1 Universal TV Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer System

 

Polk Audio announced their Signa S1 Soundbar at CES. For $179 you get an impressive 5.1 slim soundbar that connects easily through an optical cable and a wireless sub for extra bass. Check it out.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (techhive.com)

Polk Audio Signa S1 soundbar review: This budget speaker is a big improvement over the built-in audio in most TVs

 

Polk's Signa S1 soundbar and wireless subwoofer offer a super-slim package at a budget price for those wanting to hear what they've been missing from their TV's built-in audio.

Significantly improves dialog intelligibility ; Ultra-slim footprint ; Very good late-night listening mode

Indicator LEDs aren't very useful ; Lacks the top-end sizzle and low-end authority you'll find in higher-priced soundbars ; Aggressive voice enhancement settings sound artificial

Polk’s Signa S1 soundbar does an excellent job of elevating your listening experience beyond the limitations of your TV’s built-in speakers, and for an extremely modest investment. Chief among its strengths, the Signs S1 does an outstanding job of...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Polk Signa S1 review: Great sound for the price

 

The Signa S1 offers excellent music replay for the money and decent intelligibility in movies. The provision of a separate subwoofer means it can go lower than some competitors that lack subs.

Less clarity and dynamic punch with action-packed movies compared to some rivals. No HDMI.

For a budget-priced sound bar system, the Polk Signa S1 sounds a lot bigger than it really is.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great sound and value, rubbish remote control

 

Had to return a different make as the sub-woofer was dropping its connection every few seconds. Got one of these as a similar price, really glad I did. Noticeably better all round with more depth and clarity to the sound and the sub-woofer does not...

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Massively improved sound from the tv

 

Great product and price. This is a great addition to our TVs sound system.

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great little sound system for the money

 

Very easy to set up, wireless pairing between base unit and bar was seamless and very quick. Sound quality is very good and considerably better than the default sound you get from most flat screen TVs. The soundbar is slim and well designed, not taking...

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Solid sound

 

I now have a rounded richer sound making viewing so much more enjoyable.

Jan, 2019