The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Yamaha YAS-108 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6.2 for YAS-108. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-108. The output power is different and equal to 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 versus 120 W for the YAS-108. Only the Yamaha YAS-108 has a built-in subwoofer. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-108 - wired and wireless. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-108 7 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 Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-108. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, 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 Ultra 9.2 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got a rating of 10, and Yamaha YAS-108 5 out of 10.