It makes sense comparing Bose Solo 5 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Pro 7.1.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Solo 5. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. For multichannel surround Bose Solo 5 got a rating of 4, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.