It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-M360 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-M360 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-M360 has 2.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the HW-M360 versus 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-M360 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Pro 7.1.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-M360 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360 received a rating of 5/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available for the HW-M360. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-M360.
Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-M360 got a rating of 4, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.