Bluesound NODE 2i (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 83.
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Bluesound NODE 2i (Black)

Wireless Streaming Music Player
£349 .95 Was £399 from 25/05/21 to 16/09/21
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”Sensational streaming skills for the money.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.

Generation 2i

Version Gen 2i brings a whole raft of streaming improvements. Apple AirPlay 2 is now supported, as is aptX HD Bluetooth. The HD version of aptX Bluetooth streaming supports 24-bit audio, making this the best quality Bluetooth connection to date. Another bonus is the adoption of dual-band wi-fi. The new wi-fi chip lets you take advantage of the less noisy 5 GHz band. This results in faster connection times and fewer interruptions from other network traffic.

Two-way Bluetooth for compatibly with Bluetooth headphones
Another bonus with this Gen 2i version is two-way Bluetooth. This not only lets you connect up Bluetooth music sources put also outputs to Bluetooth accessories, primarily Bluetooth headphones in this case.

Bluesound – the connoisseurs’ choice for music streaming
Since it was first established, Bluesound has been committed to the highest quality, easy to use multi-room streaming system. Hi-Res music playback is at the heart of Bluesound, which is just one of the reasons it sounds so good. Don’t just take our word for it though; take a look at the myriad of rave reviews. What Hi-Fi, Stuff, EISA and AVS Forum are just a few of the big publications and sites to award Bluesound their highest laurels.

Stream music around your home
A wide range of Bluesound speakers and streamers let you set up a comprehensive music system around your home. Choose between Ethernet and advanced wi-fi for quick and easy set up with your existing home network. With blazing-fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at their heart, you can be assured of smooth, seamless sound with no skips or dropouts – even with Hi-Res music files. Play your music around your home in perfect sync or have different music playing in different rooms – the choice is yours.

Access Internet radio and cloud music services such as Spotify and Tidal
Although you can access your own digital music library, Bluesound also gives you access to near-unlimited music via Internet radio and the best streaming music services. Compatible with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz and Napster, amongst others, the NODE 2i is ever-ready to play your favourite music. Being compatible with Hi-Res music files also makes the NODE 2i the perfect match for Tidal, Qobuz and other premium, Hi-Res music services.

Control by iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows or Mac
With the Bluesound streaming system, you’re not stuck with a single operating system. Full control is possible with Apple iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad), Android and Kindle Fire smartphones and tablets. Desktop control is also possible via Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 and Apple OS X Mac.

Connect up to your existing Hi-Fi
The NODE 2i lets almost any hi-fi become part of the connected, Bluesound system. You can connect to your existing stereo’s AUX input by phono RCA analogue or optical/coaxial digital – perfect for stereo or home cinema amps. For added flexibility, there are also headphone and subwoofer outputs. Want to connect a USB memory stick? You can do that, too – letting you easily stream your music directly.

Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound NODE 2i fits in easily. A choice of black or white finishes also lets it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, a simple touch sensitive interface gives you direct control.

Hear more of your music, more of the time, with the Bluesound NODE 2i.
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Audio Inputs
3.5mm x 1 (shared with optical)
Audio Outputs
1
Bluetooth
Yes
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical and Coaxial
Headphone Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
1 (3.5mm shared with analogue)
Sub Output
Yes
Sub Output
Yes
USB Input
1
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality for the price Brought this from Richer Sounds as I had a credit note for an unrepairable item and glad I did. Sound quality from Hi Res streaming services is quite remarkable for the price and has great depth of presentation. The App services available is one of the best ( I am Currently using Amazon which is not supported by so many hi quality streamers) Used as a transport only the sound quality with better dacs is excellent and installing upgraded Power cord and interconnects improves the overall musical presentation. Thoroughly recommended for a simple addition to many existing hifi set ups.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound quality I have held off from buying this unit for a while. It is a very classy piece of kit. Integrates seamlessly with Amazon HD and Tidal with it's own excellent App. The Node 2i is the only Music streamer that can play gapless and the correct Bitrates from Amazon Music, now that the cost of Amazon music HD is so low it's a no brainer
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service! I purchased a streamer through the website but as it was in transit I had a change of mind and wanted a different streamer. I phoned the Exeter branch and explained my problem. The order was changed without any drama and they even threw in free home delivery. I have to say it was one of my best shopping experiences and I will be buying from this store in the near future. Outstanding!
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I bought this as a front end streamer to add to my existing hi-fi. Neat looking & petite piece of kit, and sounds very clear. Easy to set up, linked it to a power line so I get good signal strength via my mains ethernet. The app is intuitive, fast and stable. Using it via it's optical output for Qobuz subscription, and BBC Radio 3 HD via Tunein. Very pleased with this product. At £499 it is a good price.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Over rated I bought the Bluesound Node 2i to plug into a decent Arcam SR250 amp, due to the Arcam lacking streaming capability. My original thought was to use the DAC in the Bluesound and connect via RCA. Once it was all connected I eagerly got it set up, which was easy and very straightforward, and sat back to listen via Quobuz streaming Hi-Res. I was comparing the Bluesound against the inbuilt DAC in my old amp, which was connected to my laptop via USB. I also streamed Quobuz with my old set-up. What I heard was not at all what I expected based on all the positive reviews of the Bluesound. I knew it could not be the amp, as the amp is a very high-quality unit. The sound via the Bluesounds internal DAC was simply just not pleasant. I won't go into trying to describe how it sounded as I am not a HiFi reviewer, but it was immediately noticeable to me that it was substantially inferior to the DAC in my old amp. I went online to a forum to discuss what could be wrong, surely this was not the sound of a highly rated DAC? I was advised to ditch the RCA connectors and hook the Bluesound up to my new amp with the digital Toslink cable, thus bypassing the internal DAC of the Bluesound and using the inbuild DAC of my new amplifier. A huge, huge difference was immediate. Everything just became better, fuller, richer sounding. Whilst I fully understand the DAC in an amp that costs twice the Bluesound should be better, the difference was not marginal, it night and day. The same could be said for the internal DAC of my old amplifier. Thus, my advice is this. If your amplifier is of decent quality and has an inbuild DAC, which many do nowadays, then use the digital connection and bypass the DAC in the Bluesound, which is not very good and highly overrated. If you have a decent quality amplifier but do not have an internal DAC/Digital connection, and you will be relying on the Bluesound via RCA connections, look elsewhere at a better quality streamer such as the Cambridge Audio CXN. So I do recommend this product, but with caveats.
Date published: 2021-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic little unit This is a great little streamer with excellent sound. Excellent value for money. It is really easy to set up and the BlueOS app is great. I use it to stream Tidal and am using it as a transport into an Audiolab M-DAC+ but to be honest the inbuilt DAC is very good, especially for MQA if that is your thing.
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful piece of kit Early days but very happy with my BluesoundNode 2i. I use it mainly for streaming music via Spotify, which works very well. Trying out Amazon music hd, great sound but not so happy with the interface as I am with Spotify. Still it a great item and hopefully will get many years of use from it.
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluesound Node 2i is fantastic! After much research into music streamers I opted for the Bluesound Node 2i and went straight to Richer Sounds in Manchester, who had given such great service when I bought my Yamaha amp from them last year. I also bought this time an Atacama Apollo Storm 6 3-tier stand and a Tacima plug extension. It all arrived together on the day after ordering and was a breeze to set up. Using the Blue OS app I'm now streaming Hi-Res music and loving every second.
Date published: 2021-02-01
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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.