Bose TV Speaker vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Bose TV Speaker vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC comparison chart

Overall
Bose TV Speaker
5
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC
6
4
4

Bose TV Speaker vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC review

Bose TV Speaker
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

The Bose TV Speaker vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Bose TV Speaker was rated 5, while the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has a rating 6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that TV Speaker has 3.0 and Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has 7.2.4. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the TV Speaker via wired, but Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has wireless connection type. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose TV Speaker for audio features and specs, but the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC received 9 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Bose TV Speaker versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC. As in the TV Speaker, so in the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The TV Speaker was rated 4/10, while the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC over Bose TV Speaker

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

Product

Bose TV Speaker
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Model

TV Speaker
Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Brand

Bose
Nakamichi

Reviews

795
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.2.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

1000 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.8/45.5 x 3 x 3.6

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.7
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Bose TV Speaker
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC
Bose TV Speaker
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5Bose TV Speaker
  • 6Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC

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