An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Samsung HW-Q60R comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 5 for HW-Q60R. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 versus 5.1 for the Samsung HW-Q60R. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 360 (overall) W for the HW-Q60R. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q60R 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Elite 7.2.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Samsung HW-Q60R. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-Q60R 6 out of 10.