It makes sense comparing VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 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.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 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. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the VIZIO SB36512-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB36512-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.
App control is available for the SB36512-F6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 7, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.