Yamaha YAS-207 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-207
5,4
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
5
4

Yamaha YAS-207 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 review

Yamaha YAS-207
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

It makes sense comparing Yamaha YAS-207 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, YAS-207 has a total rating of 5,4 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.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-207 has 2.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-207 versus 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-207 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-207 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the YAS-207 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the YAS-207. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

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-207 got a rating of 4, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-207 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • App control

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Yamaha YAS-207

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-207
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Model

YAS-207
Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Brand

Yamaha
Nakamichi

Reviews

2182
2241

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200
600 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

92.9 x 5.8 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.3 x 10.6
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6.1
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2017
2017
Yamaha YAS-207
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Yamaha YAS-207
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5,4
  • 7.8
  • 5,4Yamaha YAS-207
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1