The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Sony HT-Z9F that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HT-Z9F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-Z9F. The output power is different and equal to 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-Z9F 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Sony HT-Z9F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.
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 Pro 7.1 got a rating of 10, and Sony HT-Z9F 8 out of 10.
The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 price