An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-N950 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HW-N950. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 7.1.4. The output power is different and equal to 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 512 (overall) W for the HW-N950. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-N950 9 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Samsung HW-N950 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Samsung HW-N950. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-N950. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-N950. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-N950.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-N950 7 out of 10.