The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 8.2 for Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up.
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 9.2.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. 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 Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 10 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, SoundCloud.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.