An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Samsung HW-T450 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-T450 has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-T450 has 2.1 versus 9.2.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the HW-T450 versus 1300 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-T450 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC 10 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-T450 received a rating of 5/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-T450 got a rating of 4, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC 10 out of 10.