Bluesound NODE 2i (Black) Wireless Streaming Music Player

Bluesound NODE 2i (Black)

Wireless Streaming Music Player

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£499
”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 Supercare Guarantee
£49.85

Add our Supercare 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 7 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.
* Selected Stores Only

”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 1
Audio Inputs 3.5mm x 1 (shared with optical)
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound Bought this for listening to MQA tracks via Tidal. Have to say the sound quality is excellent and can hear the difference when playing a masters track. Think it is a bargain for the price paid.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice compact device, good quality and features Nice compact form factor and good build quality. BluOS is pretty good although “scrubbing” in time with the playback indicator handle could be improved (time indicators do not update interactively).
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bit fiddly to set up but good sound I nearly returned this item as I couldn’t get it to connect properly by Bluetooth or by WiFi. All of a sudden it did connect, I don’t know what I did differently or if it just decided to work so my advice is to persevere. This is why I only gave a 4 star review. I have a far more expensive Naim but hooking up the 2i through my 27 year old Pioneer produces a far better sound. The app through my iPad seems to work without glitches. The 2 online guys were also very helpful. Delivery was in 2 days which is also far better than I usually get where I live.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional value for money and easy to use I bought this Bluesound NODE 2i as a streamer to feed into a Chord Qutest DAC (digital / analogue converter) and headphone set up (Oppo HA1/PM1). I am very impressed by just how good the Node 2i works and sounds. I also own a Naim NDX2 streamer costing 10x the price and while that unit is undeniably better and easier to use, the Node 2i compares very well considering the price. I would not describe myself as a die hard audiophile - I just like listening to music so my descriptors are not in audiophile language - apologies. The Node 2i is extremely easy to set up (not much in the audio world beats the ease of setup). On it's own it is good and presents the listener with a good amount of the detail and clever instrument arrangements that good musicians work hard to present (the "fancy twiddly bits"). It feels reasonably dynamic ("foot tapability"), bass and treble seem fine. Add the Chord Qutest and the dynamics and detail are really excellent for the money - you would have to spend £5-6k to beat it in my view. That suggests that the DAC in the 2i is good but can be improved - the Qutest also improves the NDX2, but the difference is smaller and more subtle - so the 2i is in good company. Both the Node 2i and the Qutest were bought from Richer Sound - service was impeccable.
Date published: 2020-06-14
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Bluesound NODE 2i (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 50.
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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 7 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.