Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
8.2
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
4
10

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q950T review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
vs
Samsung HW-Q950T

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Samsung HW-Q950T comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 8.4 for HW-Q950T. 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 Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 versus 9.1.4 for the Samsung HW-Q950T. The output power is different and equal to 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 versus 546 (overall) W for the HW-Q950T. 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-Q950T 9 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-Q950T 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 2/1 of the Samsung HW-Q950T. 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.

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 Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got a rating of 10, and Samsung HW-Q950T 9 out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 over Samsung HW-Q950T

  • 4 separate speakers in package

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T 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-Q950T

Model

Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
HW-Q950T

Brand

Nakamichi
Samsung

Reviews

2241
28

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

9.2.4
9.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

1000 (overall)
546 (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
2/1

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

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, Google Assistant

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
has not

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
122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
6.8/15.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Samsung HW-Q950T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Samsung HW-Q950T

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.2Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T