The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-S350 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-S350 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 8.2 for Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-S350 has 2.1 versus 9.2.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The output power is different and equal to 320 (overall) W for the HT-S350 versus 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-S350 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 10 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-S350 has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-S350 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
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 Sony HT-S350 got a rating of 4, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 10 out of 10.