Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Bose Soundbar 700 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Bose Soundbar 700 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
4
8

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Bose Soundbar 700 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
Bose Soundbar 700

The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Bose Soundbar 700 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Soundbar 700. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and action, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 versus 3.0 for the Bose Soundbar 700. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Soundbar 700 - wired and wireless. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Bose Soundbar 700 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 700 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Bose Soundbar 700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available for the Soundbar 700. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 700. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

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 Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got a rating of 10, and Bose Soundbar 700 4 out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Bose Soundbar 700

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Bose Soundbar 700 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Bose Soundbar 700

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Soundbar 700

Brand

Nakamichi
Bose

Reviews

1993
806

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
action, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
4.5/10.5

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Bose Soundbar 700
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Bose Soundbar 700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6.6
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700

The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 price

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 competitors

Bose Soundbar 700 competitors