The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Samsung HW-M360 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 was rated 8, while the Samsung HW-M360 has a rating 4.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the HW-M360.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 and HW-M360 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 800 (overall) versus 200 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-M360 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-M360. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-M360 was rated 5/10.
The manufacturer of the HW-M360 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 was rated 10/10, while the HW-M360 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.