Polk MagniFi Mini AX soundbar review – Geex

Polk MagniFi Mini AX soundbar review – Geex


As with the treble, at the beginning of use it is dry and small, but after a while they improve, reduce and even start to shine a little. Therefore, I advise against commenting on the sonic characteristics of Maks immediately after unveiling, because it will lead to wrong conclusions. In short, it takes time for a high state to arrive.

Having achieved it, the sound is at least accurate, not aggressive, completely coherent and balanced. Unfortunately, compared to the best models, it lacks the freedom of power and sudden sounds, especially in the middle and above: you can hear that there is a lack of some “headroom” and air. The bass is different – this has a really good kick and in my opinion this is probably the best bandwidth reproduction with Max.

And here I would like to congratulate the Polk engineers for fixing something that I always enjoyed listening to the Maks predecessor. Well, in the new model the problem of unpredictability of the sound was greatly reduced: in the predecessor it happened that some songs were played very well, while others – worse. Most likely it was related to the sound processor (DSP), which analyzed the input signal and selected the best parameters (according to the engineers). In the old design, it was the DSP that was a little strange and more than once stole some pieces (for example the piano) of beauty, dynamics, energy and spontaneity. In Polku MMAX is greatly reduced, to a large extent, so that some users do not notice it at all. This is one of the biggest advantages of the new model over its predecessor.

To summarize the music listening experience: MMAX sounds better in my opinion than its predecessor. Of course, this is not a completely different level, or level of sound, but it did not annoy me for many songs, and I am selective. In short, there is progress in music and that’s it.