If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs ZVOX SB380 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 was rated 8, while the ZVOX SB380 has a rating 4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 and power, volume down, volume up, input for the SB380.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 and SB380 has 3.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 800 (overall) versus 45 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the ZVOX SB380. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 for audio features and specs, but the ZVOX SB380 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 at 8 out of 10, while the SB380 was rated 4/10.
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 Elite 7.2. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 was rated 10/10, while the SB380 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.