l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-N650. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 7.8, while the Samsung HW-N650 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 and volume down, volume up, input, power for the HW-N650.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 and HW-N650 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 600 (overall) versus 360 (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 8 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-N650 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. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-N650. As in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1, so in the HW-N650 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 at 8 out of 10, while the HW-N650 was rated 7/10.
The manufacturer of the HW-N650 provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-N650 equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-N650 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 10/10, while the HW-N650 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.