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Bluesound  Node
8.6 out of 10

Bluesound Node

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Overall 10
10

sound fantastic

gary, Crutchfield
2 September 2014
  • Summary: i got the node 3 weeks ago and i am happy with the purchase. i have a vault that i got 6 months ago which matches with the node. you need a strong wireless signal for this to work flawlessly. i uses wireless right now but i am thinking of hard wiring it later. overall i am very happy. i won't go back to CD's. i already got rid of my CD player. if you want high resolution playback, this is it. Vault is good also. kinda frustrating to set up but once done, it flawless.
  • Pros: bottom line, fantastic sound.
  • Cons: you need a good wifi signal
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Overall 10
10

sound fantastic

gary, Crutchfield
2 September 2014
  • Summary: i got the node 3 weeks ago and i am happy with the purchase. i have a vault that i got 6 months ago which matches with the node. you need a strong wireless signal for this to work flawlessly. i uses wireless right now but i am thinking of hard wiring it later. overall i am very happy. i won't go back to CD's. i already got rid of my CD player. if you want high resolution playback, this is it. Vault is good also. kinda frustrating to set up but once done, it flawless.
  • Pros: bottom line, fantastic sound.
  • Cons: you need a good wifi signal
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound but limited services

ACTX, Crutchfield
16 May 2014
  • Summary: I really wanted to love this system and there are some things about it that are great such as the sound from hi-res sources. Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page remixes sound better than I would have imagined. Brahms German Requiem from B&W Society of Sound is jaw dropping - much better than CD quality rips on Sonos or Spotify. My main problem was the music services it supports that offer high quality streaming and the drop outs that occurred.
  • Pros: hires sound is awesome internal dac is also very ,very good support is excellent with quick answers and resolutions
  • Cons: limited streaming options for cd quality music stability
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound but limited services

ACTX, Crutchfield
16 May 2014
  • Summary: I really wanted to love this system and there are some things about it that are great such as the sound from hi-res sources. Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page remixes sound better than I would have imagined. Brahms German Requiem from B&W Society of Sound is jaw dropping - much better than CD quality rips on Sonos or Spotify. My main problem was the music services it supports that offer high quality streaming and the drop outs that occurred.
  • Pros: hires sound is awesome internal dac is also very ,very good support is excellent with quick answers and resolutions
  • Cons: limited streaming options for cd quality music stability
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Overall 8
8.0

The Control app needs improvement

Tom, Crutchfield
8 May 2014
  • Summary: I am using the Node along with my Oppo 105D using the optical output. I found that the Oppo does not accept files through the digital inputs at more that 96k. So, I connect the Node directly to my Pre-amp, a Halcro DM110. I compared the sounds and they both sounded the same to me, with slight improvement through the Oppo connection. Overall, the sound quality is good with clean sound and good definition.
  • Pros: - Good Quality Sound - Can play all high resolution files
  • Cons: - Control app needs some improvement - No coaxial output
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Overall 10
10

The answer to unlocking your HiRes Library

Tripper, Crutchfield
8 May 2014
  • Summary: I already have a 14 zone Sonos system, but as much as I love it, Sonos does not allow access to audio files in resolutions higher than CD Quality. I was accessing my 96/24 files by using my Oppo BDP 105, however, I found the access via the folder system awkward, and I wanted a "Sonos like" solution to make it easy to listen to high resolution audio files, create playlists, etc. The Bluesound Node is the perfect solution to my problem.
  • Pros: Access to 96/24 Audio Files Easy Setup Easy to learn interface
  • Cons: No digital Coax output; Toslink and analog RCA only
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Overall 10
10

The answer to unlocking your HiRes Library

Tripper, Crutchfield
8 May 2014
  • Summary: I already have a 14 zone Sonos system, but as much as I love it, Sonos does not allow access to audio files in resolutions higher than CD Quality. I was accessing my 96/24 files by using my Oppo BDP 105, however, I found the access via the folder system awkward, and I wanted a "Sonos like" solution to make it easy to listen to high resolution audio files, create playlists, etc. The Bluesound Node is the perfect solution to my problem.
  • Pros: Access to 96/24 Audio Files Easy Setup Easy to learn interface
  • Cons: No digital Coax output; Toslink and analog RCA only
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Overall 8
8.0

The Control app needs improvement

Tom, Crutchfield
8 May 2014
  • Summary: I am using the Node along with my Oppo 105D using the optical output. I found that the Oppo does not accept files through the digital inputs at more that 96k. So, I connect the Node directly to my Pre-amp, a Halcro DM110. I compared the sounds and they both sounded the same to me, with slight improvement through the Oppo connection. Overall, the sound quality is good with clean sound and good definition.
  • Pros: - Good Quality Sound - Can play all high resolution files
  • Cons: - Control app needs some improvement - No coaxial output
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Overall 10
10

Awesome High Res Sound!

S, Crutchfield
7 March 2014
  • Summary: Forget Sonos! Bluesound is much higher quality and can play all your music, including 24/192!
  • Pros: High quality sound, High res support
  • Cons: Could be cheaper
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Overall 10
10

fantastic audio streamer

Anonymous, Crutchfield
7 March 2014
  • Summary: Easy to setup and easy to use with a great app. I'm using Tidal Hifi almost exclusively and it works great. Connected into my Marantz receiver and using receiver's DAC. Music quality is better than CDs played through a mid-range Blu-ray player! The Node is, in a word, awesome.
  • Pros: Easy to use. Great music quality.
  • Cons: None.
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