VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

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VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
10
4

VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

VIZIO SB46514-F6
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

It makes sense comparing VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SB46514-F6 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth 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 VIZIO SB46514-F6 has 5.1.4 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Pro 7.1.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB46514-F6 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. 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 Pro 7.1. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB46514-F6 got a rating of 7, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.

Advantages VIZIO SB46514-F6 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

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

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over VIZIO SB46514-F6

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

Product

VIZIO SB46514-F6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Model

SB46514-F6
Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Brand

VIZIO
Nakamichi

Reviews

187
2241

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.4
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

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, Chromecast
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/1

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 Digital, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.2
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2018
2017
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7.6
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  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1