Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
8
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
4
10

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Elite 7.2.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. 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 SB46514-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB46514-F6.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got a rating of 10, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2

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

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

Shockwafe Elite 7.2
SB46514-F6

Brand

Nakamichi
VIZIO

Reviews

2241
187

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, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.2.4
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

800 (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
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/1

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

Google Assistant

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
DTS Virtual:X

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
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
3.2/7.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6