Samsung HW-Q80R vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

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Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-Q80R vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
8
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
10
4

Samsung HW-Q80R vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-Q80R vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their 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-Q80R can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-Q80R. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q80R. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q80R.

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 Samsung HW-Q80R over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

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

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Amazon Music compatible
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Model

HW-Q80R
Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Brand

Samsung
Nakamichi

Reviews

1601
1993

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
3/1

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

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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 Digital, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2019
2017
Samsung HW-Q80R
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Samsung HW-Q80R
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price

Samsung HW-Q80R competitors

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 competitors