Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-N650 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
Samsung HW-N650
7.6
4
8

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-N650 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
Samsung HW-N650

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Samsung HW-N650

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Samsung HW-N650 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-N650

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
HW-N650

Brand

Nakamichi
Samsung

Reviews

2241
73

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)
360 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

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, SoundCloud
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

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

1/0
0/0

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 TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
DTS Virtual:X, DTS TruSurround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
109.2 x 5 x 7.6/43.3 x 2.3 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-N650
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-N650

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 7.6Samsung HW-N650