Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q70T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q70T comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
8.2
Samsung HW-Q70T
8.2
4
10

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q70T review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
vs
Samsung HW-Q70T

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q70T that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 8.2. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 versus 3.1.2 for the Samsung HW-Q70T. The output power is different and equal to 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 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 Ultra 9.2 got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the Samsung HW-Q70T 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q70T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 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 Ultra 9.2 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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 over Samsung HW-Q70T

  • 4 separate speakers in package
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q70T over Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Samsung HW-Q70T

Model

Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
HW-Q70T

Brand

Nakamichi
Samsung

Reviews

2241
664

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, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.2.4
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

1000 (overall)
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

4
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
has not

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
DTS HD

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
96.5 x 5 x 10.1/38.6 x 2.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Samsung HW-Q70T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Samsung HW-Q70T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q70T