ZVOX SB380 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

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Rating 5 5

ZVOX SB380 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 comparison chart

Overall
4
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
4
4

ZVOX SB380 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

ZVOX SB380
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

It makes sense comparing ZVOX SB380 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB380 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input 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 ZVOX SB380 has 3.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 45 W for the SB380 versus 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Only the ZVOX SB380 has a built-in subwoofer. The ZVOX SB380 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. Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has Bluetooth support. Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SB380 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 ZVOX SB380 got a rating of 4, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.

Advantages ZVOX SB380 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over ZVOX SB380

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

ZVOX SB380
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Model

SB380
Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Brand

ZVOX
Nakamichi

Reviews

581
2241

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

45
600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
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

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
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)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 12.7 x 7.6/35.5 x 5.7 x 3.3
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.8
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2017
2017
ZVOX SB380
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
ZVOX SB380
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.8
  • 4ZVOX SB380
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1