VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

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VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB2821-D6
4.8
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
4
4

VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

VIZIO SB2821-D6
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

It makes sense comparing VIZIO SB2821-D6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB2821-D6 has a total rating of 4.8 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB2821-D6 has 2.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB2821-D6 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Pro 7.1.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB2821-D6 received a rating of 4/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB2821-D6 got a rating of 5, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over VIZIO SB2821-D6

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

Product

VIZIO SB2821-D6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Model

SB2821-D6
Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Brand

VIZIO
Nakamichi

Reviews

2005
2241

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/1

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

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

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 Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS TruSurround
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

28 x 3 x 3/71.1 x 7.6 x 7.6
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.8
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2016
2017
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB2821-D6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 4.8
  • 7.8
  • 4.8VIZIO SB2821-D6
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1