Polk SurroundBar 3000 Soundbar Reviewed

By |

Page 1 Page 2

• The SurroundBar 3000 offers a handy, compact remote, and the wireless subwoofer worked perfectly.
• The SurroundBar 3000 offers a versatile sound quality, with no big weaknesses and a pretty neutral, musical character balanced with good thump and pacing.

Low Points
• The SurroundBar 3000 provides no video switching.
• The SurroundBar 3000 does not decode Dolby Digital, DTS, or any HD music material.
• The SurroundBar 3000 sounds a bit too polite sometimes, lacking some detail, midrange speed, and low end slam over rock and electronic music and intense movie material.

Competition and Comparisons
If you are interested in comparing Polk's SurroundBar 3000 soundbar against its competition, be sure to read our reviews for Vizio's VHT-210 soundbar and Sony's HT-CT150 3D soundbar.  You can also find more information in our Soundbar section and on our Polk brand page.

Conclusion
The SurroundBar 3000 provides a solid amount of features and performance for an affordable price. The remote and wireless subwoofer worked perfectly and added a lot of convenience. The solid cosmetics and build quality allow it to function as a primary loudspeaker source with ease, and the rounded subwoofer edges and built-in rubber feet are great touches. It definitely lacks some things, namely video switching and a more sparkly sonic demeanor, but its value proposition is very competitive and will no doubt appeal to many.

Additional Resources
• Read more soundbar reviews by HomeTheaterReview.com's staff.
• Buy the SurroundBar 3000 from Polk Audio.  

Page 1 Page 2

HTR Product Rating for Polk SurroundBar 3000 Soundbar

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4

Overall

4

Disagree with our product rating? Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating.


Latest Soundbar Reviews

Apr 24
Vizio SB36512-F6 36" 5.1.2 Sound System with Dolby Atmos Reviewed Perched in front of my 70-inch television, Vizio's 36-inch soundbar looked curiously diminutive, if not downright puny. By all rights,...
Vizio SB36512-F6 36

Jan 16
Samsung Harman/Kardon HW-N950 Soundbar Reviewed Can a soundbar ever truly replace a component home theater system?
Samsung Harman/Kardon HW-N950 Soundbar Reviewed

Nov 28
Polk Audio Command Bar Sound Bar System with Amazon Alexa Reviewed What's not to like about having a digital voice assistant built into your soundbar? Not much, says Scott Wasser.
Polk Audio Command Bar Sound Bar System with Amazon Alexa Reviewed

Oct 10
Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed Immersive object-based surround sound from a soundbar with minimal setup muss and fuss? Seriously? Scott Wasser says it's totally a thing thanks to Sony's HT-Z9F/SA-Z9R combo.
Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed

Apr 09
HEOS Bar Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed I have a weird confession to make. Over the past few years, I've reviewed a handful of receivers with HEOS...
HEOS Bar Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed