Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Denon HEOS BAR review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
8.2
Denon HEOS BAR
7
4
10

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Denon HEOS BAR review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 versus 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HEOS BAR. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

Multichannel surround

Only the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got a rating of 10, and Denon HEOS BAR 5 out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
HEOS BAR

Brand

Nakamichi
Denon

Reviews

2241
20

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.2.4
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

1000 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

4
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
4/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
has not

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
4.8/10.5

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Denon HEOS BAR
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7
  • 8.2Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR