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Bluesound-node.33992389
8.8 out of 10

Bluesound Node

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Overall 10
10

The answer to unlocking your HiRes Library

Tripper, Crutchfield
7 March 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

Great product

Insight, Crutchfield
7 March 2014
  • 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
10

The answer to unlocking your HiRes Library

Tripper, Crutchfield
7 March 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

Great product

Insight, Crutchfield
7 March 2014
  • 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
10

great sound quality

steve, Crutchfield
27 January 2014
  • 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 6
6.0

Great sound but limited services

ACTX, Crutchfield
27 January 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
27 January 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 10
10

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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Overall 10
10

great sound quality

steve, Crutchfield
27 January 2014
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

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
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