Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
6.6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
6
4

Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-M360/ZA vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-M360/ZA has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, input and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-M360/ZA has 2.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the HW-M360/ZA 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/ZA got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-M360/ZA received a rating of 5/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HW-M360/ZA. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-M360/ZA.

Multichannel surround

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/ZA got a rating of 4, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-M360/ZA over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • App control
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Samsung HW-M360/ZA

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

Product

Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Model

HW-M360/ZA
Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Brand

Samsung
Nakamichi

Reviews

920
2241

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, input
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/1

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 5.1 x 5.8/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.4/3.3
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2017
2017
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-M360/ZA
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.8
  • 6.6Samsung HW-M360/ZA
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1