VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB3651-F6
6.8
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
4
4

VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

VIZIO SB3651-F6
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

It makes sense comparing VIZIO SB3651-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB3651-F6 has a total rating of 6.8 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 SB3651-F6 has 5.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The SB3651-F6 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 - wireless. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB3651-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB3651-F6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

App control is available for the SB3651-F6. 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 SB3651-F6 got a rating of 6, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB3651-F6 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over VIZIO SB3651-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
Add soundbar to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

VIZIO SB3651-F6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Model

SB3651-F6
Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Brand

VIZIO
Nakamichi

Reviews

520
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

5.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Chromecast, iHeart
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
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 Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 5.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.1 x 3.2
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2018
2017
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB3651-F6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7.8
  • 6.8VIZIO SB3651-F6
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1