Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-Q800T review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-Q800T comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
Samsung HW-Q800T
8.2
4
10

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-Q800T review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
Samsung HW-Q800T

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Samsung HW-Q800T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 8.2 for HW-Q800T. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 versus 3.1.2 for the Samsung HW-Q800T. The output power is different and equal to 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 330 (overall) W for the HW-Q800T. 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-Q800T 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-Q800T 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 1/0 of the Samsung HW-Q800T. 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 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q800T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q800T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q800T.

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 Pro 7.1 over Samsung HW-Q800T

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Samsung HW-Q800T over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

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

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-Q800T

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
HW-Q800T

Brand

Nakamichi
Samsung

Reviews

1993
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
multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)
330 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
DTS Digital Surround

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
3.1/7.9

Other

Release year

2017
2020
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-Q800T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-Q800T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 8.2Samsung HW-Q800T

The Samsung HW-Q800T is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q800T price

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 competitors

Samsung HW-Q800T competitors