Samsung HW-S40T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-S40T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-S40T
5
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC
6
6
4

Samsung HW-S40T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC review

Samsung HW-S40T
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

The Samsung HW-S40T vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-S40T was rated 5, while the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has a rating 6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-S40T has 2.0 and Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has 7.2.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 1000 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Samsung HW-S40T. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-S40T for audio features and specs, but the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Samsung HW-S40T versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-S40T at 6 out of 10, while the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC was rated 7/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the HW-S40T provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-S40T was rated 5/10, while the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Samsung HW-S40T over Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC over Samsung HW-S40T

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-S40T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Model

HW-S40T
Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Brand

Samsung
Nakamichi

Reviews

235
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
7.2.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
1000 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

66 x 5 x 11.4/26.8 x 2.7 x 4.5
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.8/45.5 x 3 x 3.6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.8/4.2
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-S40T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC
Samsung HW-S40T
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5Samsung HW-S40T
  • 6Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Samsung HW-S40T competitors

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC competitors