Bluesound NODE (Black) is rated out of 5 by 24.
Bluesound NODE (Black)
Wireless Music Streamer
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Award-winner made better
Regarded by critics and audiophiles alike as one of the best in its class, the latest Bluesound NODE is better than ever. A new and improved DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) ensures you get the best sound from the latest Bluesound platform. Connectivity is transformed by the HDMI ARC interface and USB audio output. The revised touch control panel makes it easier to use and, together with the new premium matte satin finish, makes it more stylish than ever.
Bluesound – the premium 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 Hi-res music around your home - effortlessly
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 a blazing-fast, Quad-Core, ARM processor at its 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.
As well as the powerful, Quad-Core ARM processor, the latest NODE uses a new design of differential, 32-bit/384kHz DAC. With a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower distortion, you get to hear more detail, enhanced dynamics and a sound that’s more true-to-life – just as you’d expect from the audio streaming experts.
Access your favourite streaming services and more
Bluesound’s operating system, BluOS lets you stream, in Hi-Res, all your favourite music, podcasts and radio stations. Sync with personal music libraries via wi-fi and connect up to 200,000 tracks in lossless quality. Experience the studio quality sound of MQA music on Tidal, or connect and stream favourites with Apple AirPlay 2 and aptX HD Bluetooth.
Voice control compatible by Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant
Working with Apple AirPlay 2, the NODE can be voice controlled via Siri. Alternatively, connect to an Alexa or Google Assistant device and you can facilitate voice control via the Alexa or Google Assistant systems – the choice is yours.
Control by iOS, Android, 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) and Android smartphones and tablet. Desktop control is also possible via Windows Vista 7, 8, 10 and Apple macOS 10.10-10.15 and 11.
Connect to almost any system – wired or wireless
Whether you’re connecting to a hi-fi, AVR or speaker system, the NODE has you covered. For top quality Hi-res sound, take advantage of the HDMI ARC or USB audio outputs – ideal for connecting to an AVR or suitable DAC. Alternatively, there are also optical and coaxial digital outputs. For most hi-fi systems, simply connect to the AUX input via the RCA phono outputs. Want to go wireless? That’s not a problem for the NODE. You can connect to your Bluetooth speaker (or headphones) via the two-way aptX HD Bluetooth interface.
Stylish and unobtrusive
No bigger than a typical wi-fi router, the Bluesound NODE is discreet and unobtrusive. A choice of new, matte satin black or white finishes let it blend with your décor. If you don’t have your phone or tablet to hand, the revised touch sensitive interface makes direct control easier than ever.
Stream your music to a higher standard, with the Bluesound NODE.
Quad Core Processor
Yes - BluOS
ARC - Audio Return Channel
3.5mm x 1 (shared with optical)
Coaxial Digital Output
Optical Digital Inputs
1 x 3.5mm (Shared with analogue)
Wi-Fi Built In
High Resolution Audio
Internet Radio Services
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
220 x 46 x 146
RCA Phono Interconnect Cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by neilc from Big upgrade in sound and great user interface I had a Yamaha Wxad-10 which was great and worked faultlessly for about 5 years . The reviews of the Bluesound Node sounded excellent so I thought it would be a worthwhile upgrade. It is , superb sound and a great interface from my laptop or phone to select tracks etc etc.Playing through a Linn amp and Linn Katan speakers with a Rel sub , this really has lifted my streaming to a new level . Very pleased!
Date published: 2022-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by namralteF from It surprised me (in a good way) The Bluesound NODE was recommended by a friend (I trust his judgement!) so I bought this as my first streamer to go into a fairly high end analogue system. I wasn't expecting the moon on a stick, but I was surprised at how good it sounded straight out of the box. Will it replace my vinyl system? No. Will it make more than pleasant sounds alongside it? Very much yes.
Date published: 2022-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by DGMon from Great sound, once it started working Have BT Hub so don't know if that was part of issue, but took several days and many restarts to get the Node working. Seems OK now. Great sound so far. App takes a bit of getting used to.
Date published: 2022-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Srober from Small unit, Big features, Great Sound. I've used other music streaming hifi equipment which were ok. However for me, although the latest Node 130 is most likely not the last word in music streamimg, it really can't be far off, its brilliant. Positives: Brings the musical 'depth" I felt was missing using Music Cast devices.Provides digital inputs to further utilise a very good quality sounding DAC. Has the excellent glitch free Bluos app, ultra high res playback, Amazon HD, plus more or less everything else.Gapless playback.Is not integrated to my amplifiers, so replaceable without the sacrificing my whole system. Negatives: No power off? Not particularly eco friendly. Note: Great service from Richer Sounds
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rainbowdemon427 from Blue sound Node Very good value for money unit, excellent sound quality
Date published: 2022-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul Lambs from Great product I recently bought a Bluesound NODE to enter the world of streaming. Very happy with the product. Hi res music sounds very good and streaming definitely takes you down different musical Avenues you wouldn’t normally listen too.
Date published: 2022-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phossy from Enhanced by having MQA feeds from Radio Paradise Although I have only had the Node a week, I am more than happy with it and really pleased I bought it over the Denon streamer that I had been waiting (and waiting) for to come into stock. The unit is approximately the same size as my Virgin cable box, which it now sits beside unobtrusively. Set up was easy, the app (I'm using Android) works well. I like very much that the four Radio Paradise stations are available as MQA streams (exclusive to to Bluesound I believe). If you haven't discovered Radio Paradise yet, then do check it out whether you buy a Node or not. The Node feeds into my Denon/ Q Acoustics system and sounds wonderful. I've subscribed to Amazon Unlimited, which is supported in the Bluesound app., to check it out. Spotify works seamlessly through Spotify connect and Tidal is also supported, though I haven't tested that. The only downside so far is that when I connected to the Node through my Bluetooth earbuds (Galaxy Buds Live), it almost blew my brains out and I still have not found a way to control the volume. I was just testing - I wouldn't normally use earbuds on the HiFi (but you know, new toy and all that) so it's not really an issue for me. I did search for a solution online, but only found that others had also had a similar issue. I haven't found a solution yet (other than don't use my earbuds!).
Date published: 2022-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Colin88 from Easy setup Bought the Bluesound Node a couple of weeks ago to connect to my old Bang and Olufsen amp and speakers. Connected the Node's analogue output into the B&O DIN aux input and worked perfectly. Good sound quality, easy setup.
Date published: 2022-02-07