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.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Pro 7.1.
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.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
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.