Bluesound NODE 2i (Black) Wireless Streaming Music Player

Bluesound NODE 2i (Black)

Wireless Streaming Music Player

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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.

6 Year Guarantee
£39.85 Fully refundable if unused

Add our 6 Year Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
Available in selected stores only. Please contact your local store for more information.
”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.
Brand Bluesound
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
High Resolution Audio Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical and Coaxial
Weight (KG) 1.12
Bluetooth Yes
Smartphone control Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 220 x 146 x 46
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Optical Digital Inputs 1 (3.5mm shared with analogue)
USB Input 1
Audio Outputs 1
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes

MQA Compatibility

Audio Inputs 3.5mm x 1 (shared with optical)
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sound The Node 2i has met all my expectations having watched/read numerous reviews on various websites. It is even greater value with the current £100 discount. Only negative is the useless integration of Amazon Music HD service which I am trialling. Spotify is excellent and it's 320 kbps sounds even better through my AVR. Tidal will be the next service I add with a free trial at first. My only complaint is unfortunately with RS. The Node 2i was delivered in a flimsy light cellophane wrapping that was torn and damaged. This left the Bluesound packaging and thus the Node 2i vulnerable to damage during transit and delivery.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Functionality And Value For Money This fantastic box of tricks has added great new functionality to my Naim Dac-V1. Not only am I now able to stream from my large lossless music library stored on the hard drive attached to my Mac Mini without issue (no more Wake On LAN problems!) but Amazon Music HD streams are now output at the correct bit rates without upsampling. Previously, I had been using an iPhone 6S, Camera Connector Kit and UPNP App connected via usb cable. This rather convoluted and unwieldy setup sounded great, when it managed to wake my Mac Mini, but upsampled all Amazon Music HD streams to 192 kHz (see online forums on this issue). The purchase of the Bluesound Node 2i has resolved all these issues and I no longer have to suffer the tangle of wires that irritated me previously. Sound quality is superb and I have also attached a USB Hard Drive directly to the unit with a second copy of my music library, just in case I experience any wifi issues. The comprehensive BluOS Controller App is very stable and I would recommend visiting the BluOS website for detailed information on initial setup and advanced settings. Buy with confidence!
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful sound but complex to set up This is a great product and works well - only limited really by the service you use to play through it - for me my laptop library now streams through this into great sounding wired (2oyears+ old Sony speakers) which have been doing nothing for years. BUT boy it took some setting up - the 'instructions' assume a lot of your background knowledge - esp. if things are a little more complex... don't get me going on fixing up routers - took forever and still not 100% sure how I got it right... Bit expensive too I think...
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yup as good as the reviews say! I cannot put into a short review just how good this little box of tricks is. I have two network audio players/ streamers already both high end products, albeit one getting a little dated now, the bluesound node 2i is better value for money. The audio quality is first rate: good separation of sounstage crisp high end and dynamic punchy clean bass. The quality of a streamer lives or dies on the quality of its control application. The bluesound node 2i has the best control interface app I have ever come across. It's well supported by the company and simple to use. The application has proved 100% stable not one drop out. I have been amazed at how the node 2i speedily indexed 1TB of music stored on USB hard drive. It then plays music in multiple formats effortlessly. HD music FLAC files sound fresh and I am noticing subtle touches in oh so familiar music I thought I knew intimitly. Even Spotify is a pleasure to listen to. Tidal blows your socks off as do live recordings of Pearl Jam, Neil Young and The Grateful Dead from Nugs net. The node 2i is a no brainer as a purchase.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good streamer had this for a couple of weeks my first streamer came recommended from Rob at Southampton richer sounds i must say excellent sound the internal dac is not bad(i have a chord qutest dac) the app is good but very disappointed amazon music sync is very below par it seems to not have the same lookup as the main app also you can't really use an external dac when using tidal unless your dac has MQA processing so can't really use chord qutest which is a shame but like i said earlier the internal dac is actually quite good for the money i dont think you'll buy better
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, easy to use, great sound This is very nice little streamer with modern looks and a great sound to match. I’m using Amazon Music Unlimited HD and it sounds very good. Set up as very easy, I have it connected to the router and the app recognised it straight away. No issues whatsoever. Great service from Richer Sounds too after I had a problem with a different unity
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from a quality product. I was looking for a high quality, discrete streamer and found it in the Bluesound Node 2i. High resolution files played through Tidal sound great, its control through the BluOS app is straightforward and the build quality is first class.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluesound Node 2i Bought this to replace streaming through the media server on my Denon amp. The sound is amazing and the BlueOS app works brilliantly with Tidal etc . Recommend highly for the money the DAC is amazing . Just use some good interconnects to your amp to get the best sound !
Date published: 2020-07-20
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£399 Were £499 from 30/03/20 to 07/10/20.

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£100

Bluesound NODE 2i (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 53.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.