An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 versus 3.0 for the Sonos Beam. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sonos Beam 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Pro 7.1.
Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sonos Beam. Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available for the Beam. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got a rating of 10, and Sonos Beam 4 out of 10.
The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 price