If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-Q950T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-Q950T was rated 8.4, while the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has a rating 5.8.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-Q950T has 9.1.4 and Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 546 (overall) versus 850 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-Q950T for audio features and specs, but the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received 8 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HW-Q950T can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-Q950T. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-Q950T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC. As in the HW-Q950T, so in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-Q950T at 8 out of 10, while the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HW-Q950T provides a device control application. The Samsung HW-Q950T equipped with a microphone. The Samsung HW-Q950T may become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-Q950T was rated 9/10, while the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.