It makes sense comparing Yamaha YAS-108 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, YAS-108 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-108 has 2.0 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 120 W for the YAS-108 versus 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-108 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 - wireless. The Yamaha YAS-108 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-108 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-108 received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-108. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-108. 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 Yamaha YAS-108 got a rating of 5, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.