The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Samsung HW-Q70T that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-Q70T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, 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 3.1.2 for the Samsung HW-Q70T. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q70T. 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-Q70T 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Samsung HW-Q70T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Samsung HW-Q70T. 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 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q70T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q70T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q70T.
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, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.