Sony HT-G700 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

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Rating 5 5

HT-G700 vs Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-G700
6.2
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
8.2
4
4
Multichannel surround
10
10

Sony HT-G700 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

Let's take a look at the comparison between Sony HT-G700 and Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. It will become clear that among these two devices, the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 is more suitable for the role of a home soundbar. According to the results of our comparison, HT-G700 received 6.2 points out of 10 possible, and Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 was rated 8.2 points.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

  • We do not know advantages

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 over Sony HT-G700

  • Comes with 4 separate speakers
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Stream music with Spotify

Audio features

The HT-G700 is rated 7 of 10 against 10 for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 according to the audio features rating.

HT-G700
7
Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
10

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the HT-G700 and the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the HT-G700 has 3.1 channels, while the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Sony HT-G700 has 400 (overall) W, and 1000 (overall) W has the competitor.

HT-G700 Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Built-in channels3.19.2.4
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W400 (overall)1000 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)04
Separate speaker connectionsN/Awired

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. Both reviewed devices are equipped with an external subwoofer. Competitors support wireless connection to a separate external subwoofer.

HT-G700 Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswirelesswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 10 out of 10.

HT-G700
10
Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
10

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we consider the models in terms of support for Dolby Atmos, then both soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is included in each of these soundbars.

HT-G700 Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HDDolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
DTS:X
DTS (other)DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

HT-G700
0
Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
9

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service is available on the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2.

HT-G700 Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. Connectivity of competitors was rated 8 out of 10.

HT-G700
8
Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
8

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Such connection as via Wi-Fi is not possible on any of the devices in comparison.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The HT-G700 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

HT-G700 Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output1/13/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/01/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)0/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. In our case, the ability to control the soundbar using the app is not implemented in any of the competitors. None of these soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

HT-G700 Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Voice control
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

HT-G700 Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
Weight, kg/pounds3.5/7.13.1/7.2
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