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Bluesound-node.33992389
8.9 out of 10

Bluesound Node

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Unique Fit

Jared C., Crutchfield
27 January 2014
  • Summary: The Search I have a 2.0 bookshelf music system that is roughly ~$10k which uses a computer as a source for music (JRiver) and a TV to select songs, but I wanted to remove that clutter and have a minimalistic and elegant music room with no TVs or monitors. So the search began, I used a desktop with TV, and then tried a desktop streaming app, oppo app, hdmi cable to windows tablet, etc.
  • Pros: Quick, lean, clutter free, and makes playing and managing music a breeze.
  • Cons: More a caveat than a Con: make sure that you get a digital out cable that can manage hi-res stream.
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Audiophile quality sound - beyond CD

Brian, Crutchfield
27 January 2014
  • Summary: I purchased a BlueSound node as a Sonos owner. My thought was to compare the two head to head and decide which to roll out to the rest of the house. The 24-bit / 96 khz FLAC files sound noticeably better than CD (16-bit / 46 Khz) I've ever heard from a system I owned. As for the journey to the maximum 24-bit / 192 khz FLAC. Well, I learned you need to have very high quality TOSlink cables for your receiver to be able to receive that kind of resolution.
  • Pros: Better sound quality than Sonos using hi res audio files. What's more important to you in an audio appliance? Ease of use? Or the sound? I can learn to get around in the clunky interface so that I can enjoy the higher quality sound. The interface is easier to improve. With Sonos - the sound quality can't get any better than it is.
  • Cons: SONOS has the more intuitive android/apple interface and better music service offerings (Spotify, Pandora and others). Sure you can stream Spotify and Pandora over bluetooth to a $15 bluetooth adapter in the BlueSound. But I'd rather have the services built into the blue sound interface.
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Overall 10
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Unique Fit

Jared C., Crutchfield
27 January 2014
  • Summary: The Search I have a 2.0 bookshelf music system that is roughly ~$10k which uses a computer as a source for music (JRiver) and a TV to select songs, but I wanted to remove that clutter and have a minimalistic and elegant music room with no TVs or monitors. So the search began, I used a desktop with TV, and then tried a desktop streaming app, oppo app, hdmi cable to windows tablet, etc.
  • Pros: Quick, lean, clutter free, and makes playing and managing music a breeze.
  • Cons: More a caveat than a Con: make sure that you get a digital out cable that can manage hi-res stream.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Audiophile quality sound - beyond CD

Brian, Crutchfield
27 January 2014
  • Summary: I purchased a BlueSound node as a Sonos owner. My thought was to compare the two head to head and decide which to roll out to the rest of the house. The 24-bit / 96 khz FLAC files sound noticeably better than CD (16-bit / 46 Khz) I've ever heard from a system I owned. As for the journey to the maximum 24-bit / 192 khz FLAC. Well, I learned you need to have very high quality TOSlink cables for your receiver to be able to receive that kind of resolution.
  • Pros: Better sound quality than Sonos using hi res audio files. What's more important to you in an audio appliance? Ease of use? Or the sound? I can learn to get around in the clunky interface so that I can enjoy the higher quality sound. The interface is easier to improve. With Sonos - the sound quality can't get any better than it is.
  • Cons: SONOS has the more intuitive android/apple interface and better music service offerings (Spotify, Pandora and others). Sure you can stream Spotify and Pandora over bluetooth to a $15 bluetooth adapter in the BlueSound. But I'd rather have the services built into the blue sound interface.
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10

great sound quality

steve, Crutchfield
27 September 2013
  • Summary: Great sound quality, this is a fantastic device. I bought it to replace the Logitech Squeezebox touch as that is being phased out of my system. I have it hooked up with a wired connection and use the digital toslink output into my Bel Canto DAC3 DAC. Sound is world class, I am very happy with my purchase. It plays high resolution files flawlessly and I control it with my Android Tablet as well as my Android phone. I love it!
  • Pros: sound quality, cool design
  • Cons: not too many apps for music services yet, although they are working on adding more.
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Great System

Tom, Crutchfield
27 September 2013
  • Summary: As I indicated in my Powernode review, the Bluesound system (along with my NAD components M51, M52, M50) brings fantastic sound quality to a whole house streaming environment. The Nodes are extremely easy to install, and the apps are very good and getting better all the time with frequent updates. I have one Powernode for the patio, and two Nodes for basement and bedroom presently, and likely to get one more in the near future.
  • Pros: Great quality, flexibility, network reliability, and seamless integration with the NAD digital M-series
  • Cons: wish there was a coax output on the nodes -- otherwise, no cons whatsoever
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great sound quality

steve, Crutchfield
27 September 2013
  • Summary: Great sound quality, this is a fantastic device. I bought it to replace the Logitech Squeezebox touch as that is being phased out of my system. I have it hooked up with a wired connection and use the digital toslink output into my Bel Canto DAC3 DAC. Sound is world class, I am very happy with my purchase. It plays high resolution files flawlessly and I control it with my Android Tablet as well as my Android phone. I love it!
  • Pros: sound quality, cool design
  • Cons: not too many apps for music services yet, although they are working on adding more.
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Overall 10
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Great System

Tom, Crutchfield
27 September 2013
  • Summary: As I indicated in my Powernode review, the Bluesound system (along with my NAD components M51, M52, M50) brings fantastic sound quality to a whole house streaming environment. The Nodes are extremely easy to install, and the apps are very good and getting better all the time with frequent updates. I have one Powernode for the patio, and two Nodes for basement and bedroom presently, and likely to get one more in the near future.
  • Pros: Great quality, flexibility, network reliability, and seamless integration with the NAD digital M-series
  • Cons: wish there was a coax output on the nodes -- otherwise, no cons whatsoever
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Overall 10
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Great product

Insight, Crutchfield
27 April 2013
  • Summary: Great product. I combined the Bluesound Node with my NAD M50 Music player. I'm going to use this for my outside patio. I've only tested this indoors with wireless and so far works flawlessly. Uses the same app as the M50. You can easily switch between players and have different music on each player or group them so they are both playing the same playlist. I will be using this outdoors so not sure if the wireless will work outside.
  • Pros: Integrates well with NAD M50 and intuitive
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
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Great product

Insight, Crutchfield
27 April 2013
  • Summary: Great product. I combined the Bluesound Node with my NAD M50 Music player. I'm going to use this for my outside patio. I've only tested this indoors with wireless and so far works flawlessly. Uses the same app as the M50. You can easily switch between players and have different music on each player or group them so they are both playing the same playlist. I will be using this outdoors so not sure if the wireless will work outside.
  • Pros: Integrates well with NAD M50 and intuitive
  • Cons: None so far
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