Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

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Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
4.6
4
4

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

In this article, we will talk about Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB3621n-F8M comparison. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 7.8, while the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M has a rating 4.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB3621n-F8M.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 and SB3621n-F8M has 2.1. 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 8 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 can play audio from 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 Pro 7.1. We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 at 8 out of 10, while the SB3621n-F8M was rated 4/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB3621n-F8M provides a device control application. 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 Pro 7.1. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 10/10, while the SB3621n-F8M received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

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

Advantages VIZIO SB3621n-F8M over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • App control
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
SB3621n-F8M

Brand

Nakamichi
VIZIO

Reviews

2241
659

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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 TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
91.4 x 5.1 x 7.6/36 x 2.1 x 3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
2.9/4.4

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB3621n-F8M

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 4.6
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3621n-F8M