The Samsung HW-T450 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Samsung HW-T450 was rated 4.5, while the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has a rating 6.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-T450 has 2.1 and Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has 7.2.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) versus 1000 (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 6 out of 10 received the Samsung HW-T450 for audio features and specs, but the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC received 9 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 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-T450 at 5 out of 10, while the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC was rated 7/10.
None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
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-T450 was rated 4/10, while the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.