An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-X8500 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X8500 has 2.1 versus 9.2.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X8500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC 10 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-X8500 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-X8500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, 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.
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, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.