An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6.8 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, 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-109. The output power is different and equal to 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 versus 120 W for the YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. 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-109. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available for the YAS-109. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. 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-109 6 out of 10.