If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Samsung HW-T550 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Samsung HW-T550 was rated 4.5, while the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has a rating 5.8.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HW-T550 has 2.1 and Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 320 (overall) versus 850 (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-T550 for audio features and specs, but the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received 8 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. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the HW-T550, so in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HW-T550 at 6 out of 10, while the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 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 Pro 7.1 eARC. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HW-T550 was rated 5/10, while the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.