Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
VIZIO SB4451-C0
7.2
4
5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 7.8, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 7.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 and SB4451-C0 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 8 out of 10 in our ranking. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB4451-C0. As in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SB4451-C0 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB4451-C0 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 10/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over VIZIO SB4451-C0

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
SB4451-C0

Brand

Nakamichi
VIZIO

Reviews

2241
123

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

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 TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
4.5/10.8

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 7.2VIZIO SB4451-C0