Samsung HW-T450 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Samsung HW-T450 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-T450
4.5
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC
6
4
4

Samsung HW-T450 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC review

Samsung HW-T450
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

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.

Audio features

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.

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. 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.

Features

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.

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-T450 was rated 4/10, while the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC over Samsung HW-T450

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

Product

Samsung HW-T450
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Model

HW-T450
Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Brand

Samsung
Nakamichi

Reviews

2901
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

2.1
7.2.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
1000 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
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 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

83.8 x 5 x 5/33.9 x 2.1 x 2.9
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.8/45.5 x 3 x 3.6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.3
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Samsung HW-T450
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC
Samsung HW-T450
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 4.5Samsung HW-T450
  • 6Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

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