It makes sense comparing Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, YSP-2700 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect 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 YSP-2700 has 7.1 versus 7.1.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1. The output power is different and equal to 107 (overall) W for the YSP-2700 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 YSP-2700 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Yamaha YSP-2700 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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 YSP-2700. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-2700. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha YSP-2700.
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 YSP-2700 got a rating of 6, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 10 out of 10.