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Bluesound Powernode 2i

Bluesound Powernode 2i
alaScore 98

10 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Bluesound Powernode 2i. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bluesound Powernode 2i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jonathan Takiff (

Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI) review: Bodacious sound from a micro-sized box


This self-amplified multi-room music streamer delivers high-res audio experiences that Sonos won't, but Bluesound's user experience isn't nearly as polished.

No competitor delivers better performance at this price ; High-quality amplifier and DAC ; HDMI and two-way Bluetooth support ; Supports every high-resolution music-streaming service

BluOS Controller can be wonky to use ; Doesn't gracefully recover from network outages ; Must use stilted language to control with a digital assistant

The Powernode 2i is for music lovers who care deeply about audio quality and are willing to suffer with a few quirks and a less-than-stellar user interface to get it. Most of its shortcomings are software related and therefore fixable. There’s no...

Consumer review (

Easy set-up and great sound


It only took 10 minutes to get the Powernode up and running, and playing music from streaming services, internet radio, and FLAC files from USB. The sound quality is excellent.

May, 2020

Consumer review (

Great sound, good features


I've been looking at the powernode 2i for a while and finally had to buy it due to my old amplifier dying. At this point, I'm streaming or playing lossless files. So this is the perfect one box solution that is very easy to use and sounds excellent for...

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (

Good unit, but sound can be lacking at times


I bought this unit a month ago and mainly use it for TV (via optical cable) and streaming services (Spotify and Internet Radio). I am generally pleased with the sound, however, the unit can sound harsh with certain recordings as the unit's sound...

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (

best just add speakers streamer at under £1,000


Very stylish little box to which you can just add speakers for the best quality sound. Particularly recommended for use with Tidal from which you can access better than CD recording quality tracks

May, 2019

Consumer review (

No balance controls?


Cannot believe this thing has no balance control (and minimal equaliser ie base or treble a few db only)..or am I wrong? Didnt even occur to me check before purchase, as for any stereo hifi i would have thought this is as fundamental a control as the...

May, 2019

Consumer review (

Fantastic sound, app needs work


I have Sonos throughout my house and was looking for the same connectivity and ease of use but with significantly better sound quality... the Powernode 2i doesn't disappoint. I have it coupled with Q Acoustics 3050i speakers, Audioquest Rocket 22 and...

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (

excellent product great value for money


Bought the Powernode 2i two months ago to provide sound to our new kitchen dining room via four B&W ceiling speakers. This is a great product - Internet radio and Spotify library on demand at true hi fi quality.

Apr, 2019

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