Boston Acoustics vs Polk Entry Level Soundbars

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Soundbars for bedroom or second room home theater setups are one of the fastest growing speaker categories. It's easy to see why. Why, here is a list.
  • East to set up
  • Take up little space
  • Usually has a wireless subwoofer
  • Much easier to use than complex AV receivers
  • Relatively cheap
  • Virtual Surround Sound has gotten much better (don't need rear speakers)
However some soundbars can be very expensive, upwards of $1,000. So we decided to highlight two entry level soundbars we believe will meet most folks needs from Boston Acoustics and Polk Audio.

Below is a table comparing the features of each. As you can see there is not much difference in the overall specs. In fact these two brands usually have a very similar sound profile as well. Both BA and Polk have solid industry reputations and should meet your small home theater needs for a long time.

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25 2.1-Inch System with Sleek Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer (Black)
Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25 2.1-Inch System with Sleek Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer (Black)


Polk Audio Surroundbar IHT 3000 Home Entertainment System (Black)
Polk Audio Surroundbar IHT 3000 Home Entertainment System (Black)


Main Features

Polk audio Surround bar IHT 3000

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25
Wireless subwooer

Yes
Yes
Optical and analog inputs
YES with included optical cable

Yes
Virtual Digital Surround

Yes
Yes
Soundbar Product Dimensions
30.5 x 4.4 x 4 inches;  
31.4 X 4.4 x 4.4 inches ;  
Rear Speakers

No
No
Subwoofer Size
6.5” down firing
6.5” down firing
Watts
100 watts Soundbar
80 watts Subwoofer
150 watts total
Midrange
2X 6” full range

2 - 1.5X6” full range
Price
$349.95
$349.99

Both brands have several higher end soundbars that will also sound great and be more effective in larger rooms. You can search Amazon from the links below.

 Search Amazon.com for polk soundbars
Search Amazon.com for boston acoustics soundbars

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