Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
Sony HT-CT800
6.4
4
5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 7.8, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 600 (overall) versus 350 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 10/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Sony HT-CT800

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
HT-CT800

Brand

Nakamichi
Sony

Reviews

2241
323

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
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)
350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
3/0

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD

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
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
2.8/6.1

Other

Release year

2017
2017
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Sony HT-CT800
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6.4
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 6.4Sony HT-CT800