I had a chance to test and compare two models: Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 was rated 8.2, 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 Ultra 9.2 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 1000 (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 Ultra 9.2 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 10 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
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 Ultra 9.2 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10.
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.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 was rated 10/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.