It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-Q950T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T 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. The Samsung HW-Q950T got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Samsung HW-Q950T can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q950T 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available for the HW-Q950T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q950T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-Q950T.
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 Samsung HW-Q950T got a rating of 9, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.