Samsung HW-LST70T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC review

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Samsung HW-LST70T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-LST70T
6.4
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC
5.8
10
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Samsung HW-LST70T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC review

Samsung HW-LST70T
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-LST70T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-LST70T was rated 6.4, while the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has a rating 5.8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-LST70T has 3.0 and Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 210 (overall) versus 850 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-LST70T. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-LST70T for audio features and specs, but the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-LST70T can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-LST70T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-LST70T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-LST70T at 6 out of 10, while the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-LST70T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-LST70T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-LST70T may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-LST70T was rated 5/10, while the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-LST70T over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC over Samsung HW-LST70T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-LST70T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

Model

HW-LST70T
Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

Brand

Samsung
Nakamichi

Reviews

3
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

210 (overall)
850 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 12.7 x 5/48 x 5.5 x 2.1
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.8/45.5 x 3 x 3.6

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/14.8
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-LST70T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC
Samsung HW-LST70T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 6.4Samsung HW-LST70T
  • 5.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

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