It makes sense comparing Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs LG SN9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 7 for SN9YG. 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 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG. 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 SN9YG 8 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 SN9YG 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 SN9YG. 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 SN9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN9YG. 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.