Snag the Xbox One optimized Polk Audio N1 Gaming SoundBar for $100

If you're looking for some booming sound for your binge gaming sessions, the Microsoft Store may be worth checking out. Microsoft's online store currently has the Polk Audio N1 Gaming SurroundBar, which is optimized for the Xbox One, on sale for $100.

The Polk Audio N1 Gaming Surroundbar measures 44.5 inches long and includes optical, 3.5mm, and Bluetooth connection options. The soundbar is also optimized for the Xbox One, with Polk noting that it has worked with a range of game developers to create custom gaming EQs "that deliver dynamic, lifelike audio."

The soundbar usually costs $200, so this sale is a full 50% off. And while there are black and white versions available, the sale only applies to the black version (the white one will set you back $300). If this one piques your interest, you can hit up the link below to grab one of these babies from the Microsoft Store.

Buy the Polk Audio N1 Gaming SurroundBar (Black, $100) (opens in new tab)

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • "Xbox One optimized"..... Sounds gimmicky
  • Not really.
    "Halo, Forza Motorsport, and Polk engineers, in the first collaboration of its kind, have created optimized custom EQs that reveal more of any game then you’ve ever heard before."
  • Hummm.. Sounds cool. I wonder what else you could use this bar with..
  • Just about anything with a Bluetooth, AUX, or optical audio connection. It is basically just a speaker after all.
  • That doesn't necessarily make it sound not-gimmicky. Just means that Polk talked to game devs in making that gimmick branding. Given what I've heard of folks who bought the Polk headset, I'm skeptical of this thing. $100 isn't a bad price to find out its quality, though.
  • Still sounds gimmicky
  • I mean, they made a sound bar for gamers and worked with some devs to tune the sound. That sounds like a legit thing to make for people who game a lot. It serves a purpose. If i were buying a sound bar I'd probably go with one that was tailored for what I wanted to do with it.
  • True dat.. True dat....
  • "Worked with some devs to tune sound". What does that mean? Every loudspeaker manufacturer "Tunes" their products to a target freq response curve to either match the timbre of their other products or to compensate for common room anomalies in the typical living room. Unless Polk gets specific, it's 100% marketing lingo. ie. Gimmick.
  • This gimmick, which it is, no matter how you spin it, is sounding more and more gimmicky...
  • No wireless sub?
  • Agree completely. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • On sale for the UK??
  • Looks really cool and the reviews look decent, but then i saw the volume isn't controlled by the Xbox voice commands.  (For those that don't know, Xbox commands control the volume of your TV).  I already have an external stereo...looking to change when the Xbox has the functionality to change the external audio volume (is this even possible???).
  • It can't via IR blaster of the Kinect OR 5$ IR blaster cable connected to IR port?
  • Is "Sub Out" a 3.5mm jack or wired pair?
  • Check it out :-o
  • Well I would, if the Edge team working on the W10 mobile version would get their shit together... Or Wcentral update their app.....
  • Man, if they would have just preview the OS before they released. Oh, wait....
  • I have no problems whatsoever with this build except for Edge. It's the single thorn in my side atm
  • @wpenvy, I fucking love it, awesome comment...
  • Well crap, I just spent way too much on a Samsung one that I am not super happy with. Dammit.
  • Try to return if you can.
  • More than 30 days ago. :(  
  • sell it and buy this one
  • Kill it with fire and dance around the flames...
  • I have one of these.  It is not the greatest soundbar out there, but it is a steal at $100.  I have it mounted under a 42" LCD in my bedroom, and it works great, sounds pretty good, despite no subwoofer.  I use it primarily for gaming and late night movie streaming.  I've had it for a few years and have not had any problems with it.
  • Does this only has one optical audio in? I will have to get it because its cheap and i need one now.  
  • And just like that the order was canceled. The Kinect can't controls the volume or turn it off and on. They didn't work together to make this thing, this is all a gimmick.
  • Yeah so I've had this sound bar for over a year (black one) and its awesome and sounds amazing. Definitely not gimmicky. I just need to get a sub to hook into it
  • Another way to waste money