Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
8
Sony HT-ST5000
8.6
4
10

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is identical and equal to 800 (overall) W. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 9 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-ST5000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the HT-ST5000. A built-in microphone is present only on the HT-ST5000. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got a rating of 10, and Sony HT-ST5000 8 out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

Shockwafe Elite 7.2
HT-ST5000

Brand

Nakamichi
Sony

Reviews

1993
173

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.2.4
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

800 (overall)
800 (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, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
3/1

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
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
has not

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
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
8.1/18

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
Sony HT-ST5000
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8
  • 8.6
  • 8Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000

The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price