The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Samsung HW-M360/ZA 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/ZA has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 and volume down, volume up, power, input for the HW-M360/ZA.
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/ZA has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 800 (overall) versus 200 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/ZA received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 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/ZA was rated 5/10.
The manufacturer of the HW-M360/ZA provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-M360/ZA 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/ZA received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.