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Comparing Polk Audio Signa S4 and Yamaha YAS-209

Lowest price found: $399 Show listings
Lowest price found: $349.95 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Polk Audio Signa S4 ranks #39 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Yamaha YAS-209 ranks #118 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
Polk Audio Signa S4: Buy | Customer Reviews
Yamaha YAS-209: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Yamaha YAS-209 more than Polk Audio Signa S4

As of 3 Jun 2022, experts prefer Yamaha YAS-209 over Polk Audio Signa S4, but both Sound Bars have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Yamaha YAS-209 received 3 recommendations: from Tom's Guide (1 Jun 2022), World Wide Stereo (11 May 2022) and WIRED (9 Apr 2022). By contrast, Polk Audio Signa S4 received only 2 recommendations from World Wide Stereo (11 May 2022) and WIRED (9 Apr 2022).

Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
10
- $350
Yamaha YAS-209
3
14
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
13
+1 $399
Polk Audio Signa S4
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 11 May 2022 World Wide Stereo ranked Polk Audio Signa S4 as #1 and Yamaha YAS-209 as #14
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    #1 out of 16 Polk Audio Signa S4
    The Best Compact Sound Bar
    ... ... ...
    #14 out of 16 Yamaha YAS-209
    The Best Sound Bar Under $400
    ... ... ...
  • On 9 Apr 2022 WIRED ranked Polk Audio Signa S4 as #5 and Yamaha YAS-209 as #10
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 13 Polk Audio Signa S4
    Best Soundbar-Subwoofer Combo
    ... ... ...
    #10 out of 13 Yamaha YAS-209
    A Smart Soundbar With a Sub
    ... ... ...
  • On 1 Jun 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Yamaha YAS-209 as #3
    Rank Sound Bar Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 11 Yamaha YAS-209
    Best soundbar speaker with a subwoofer and Alexa
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 113 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Yamaha YAS-209 outranks Polk Audio Signa S4. This is not to say that that Polk Audio Signa S4 is a bad option. Like Yamaha YAS-209, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Polk Audio Signa S4 noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Polk Audio Signa S4
Yamaha YAS-209
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Polk Audio Signa S4, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Yamaha YAS-209.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling sound bar receives a consumer score of 7.8 (good). Polk Audio Signa S4 ranks higher than that and Yamaha YAS-209 ranks lower than that.

Polk Audio Signa S4
In comparison:
Polk Audio Signa S4 ranks #39 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Yamaha YAS-209
In comparison:
Yamaha YAS-209 ranks #118 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
Median best-selling Sound Bar
In comparison:
JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam ranks #101 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good





Polk Audio Signa S4 is more popular than Yamaha YAS-209

It's fairly safe to say that Polk Audio Signa S4 is a more popular sound bar than Yamaha YAS-209, based on its 10,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Polk Audio Signa S4 and Yamaha YAS-209 often consider JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Polk Audio Signa S4 and Yamaha YAS-209
JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam $400
In comparison:
JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam ranks #101 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good
2 expert recommendations
Polk Audio Signa S4 $399
In comparison:
Polk Audio Signa S4 ranks #39 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
2 expert recommendations
Vizio M-Series 5.1 $328
In comparison:
Vizio M-Series 5.1 ranks #17 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.9
Great
4 expert recommendations Cheaper Better Reviews
Sonos Beam Gen 2 $527
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 2 ranks #27 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
Go to rankings
8.7
Great
8 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Yamaha YAS-209 outranks Polk Audio Signa S4 by 3 positions. This indicates that, as of 3 Jun 2022, Yamaha YAS-209 is more critically acclaimed than Polk Audio Signa S4.
Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
1
- $889
Sonos Arc
2
3
1
2
3
-
2
3
-
-
2
- $527
Sonos Beam Gen 2
8
5
5
5
2
-
-
8
4
4
3
- Check price
Samsung HW-Q950A
-
-
3
3
17
-
-
-
5
3
4
- $100
Roku Streambar
10
-
-
-
14
-
5
-
2
8
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [14]

77
Total expert reviews: 14
  • with a score: 5
  • without a score: 9
Highest score by Home Media Entertainment
88
Average score based on 14 reviews
77
Lowest score by Rtings.com
69

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [13]

83
Total expert reviews: 13
  • with a score: 9
  • without a score: 4
Highest score by Digital Trends
90
Average score based on 13 reviews
83
Lowest score by AVForums
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Polk Audio Signa S4: Buy | Customer Reviews
Yamaha YAS-209: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • ADVANCED ULTRA-SLIM SOUNDBAR & WIRELESS SUB - The Signa S4 with an upgraded 7-driver array & a dedicated full-range center channel delivers True 3D Surround Sound (Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 certified) and the 5.25" sub gives you a WIDE SOUND STAGE AND DEEP BASS
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From Seller:
  • Easy setup with HDMI or Optical cable and automatic subwoofer connection
  • Wireless subwoofer for deep bass and flexible placement. Center unit-36-5/8 × 2-1/2 × 4-1/4 inches, Subwoofer-7-1/2 × 16-1/2 × 16 inches
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0747192135829
UPC Numbers: 747192135829
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Polk Audio Signa S4 is a top selling option on the higher end of the price range. It's a #1 bestseller in sound bars category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Samsung HW-K450 or JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam .

Polk Audio Signa S4 is $136.32 more expensive than the average sound bar ($262.68).

Yamaha YAS-209 is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Klipsch Reference RSB-11 or JBL Bar 5.1 Surround .

Yamaha YAS-209 is $87.27 more expensive than an average sound bar ($262.68).

Polk Audio Signa S4: Buy | Customer Reviews
Yamaha YAS-209: Buy | Customer Reviews

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