The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs LG SN8YG 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 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
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 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. 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 LG SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Elite 7.2.
Only the LG SN8YG 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 LG SN8YG. 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 SN8YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN8YG. 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.