Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha YAS-107 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
Yamaha YAS-107
6.8
4
5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 7.8, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 600 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YAS-107 provides a device control application. 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 Pro 7.1. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 was rated 10/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Yamaha YAS-107

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

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
YAS-107

Brand

Nakamichi
Yamaha

Reviews

2241
814

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
DTS Virtual:X

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
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2017
2017
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Yamaha YAS-107
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-107