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Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i

Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i
alaScore 93

26 reviews

Mar, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the connectivity and design are overall positive. The sound and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas the soundstage and price get critical views.

usability, size, sound, design, connectivity

price, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Bluesound's portable Wi-Fi speaker is flexible in name, nature

 

Doing its best in its struggle against the Sonos juggernaut, the Bluesound Pulse Flex is a slice of streaming hi-fi in an affordable package.

The Bluesound Pulse Flex offers a wealth of features and high-quality sound in a compact package. The shortcut buttons enable you to play music if you've misplaced your phone. The optional battery adds much needed, and still relatively unique, mobility.

It's more expensive than some competitors, the speaker isn't able to go very loud and sound quality is worse than the competitive Sonos product. The optional battery runs out whether playing music or not. No support for Pandora.

The Bluesound Pulse Flex is a slice of streaming hi-fi in an affordable package with an optional battery, but Sonos is better at a cheaper price.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

BlueSound Pulse Flex 2i review

 

A speaker that is compact, but packs a punch

Loud, balanced audio ; Compact cabinet ; Lots of connectivity options

Expensive ; Spotty app functionality

The BlueSound Pulse Flex 2i speaker is a high-end wireless compact speaker that offers balanced, precise audio with lots of connectivity options.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (techhive.com)

Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i review: This well-built wireless speaker delivers an underwhelming audio performance

 

Don't be fooled by the distinguished parentage. This pricey Bluetooth speaker from Bluesound has great features, but its sound is a disappointment.

Attractive, well-built cabinet ; BluOS Control app is comprehensive ; Uses Wi-Fi for whole-home audio system, and is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2

Sound is very congested and closed in ; BluOS Control app is somewhat non-intuitive ; Expensive for what’s delivered

Given Bluesound’s reputation with other products, I had expected the Pulse Flex 2i to sound quite good. Alas, that expectation was completely dashed. The overall sound was congested and closed in with no clarity or soundstage at all. The JBL Xtreme 2...

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Bluesound Pulse Flex

 

The Flex's luxurious design, versatile operation and sweet sound quality are great, but the lack of DLNA/uPnP makes network setup clunky.

Outstanding build quality ; Beefy, well-balanced sound ; Supports a wide range of streaming services and hi-res formats ; Portable with optional battery

No DLNA/uPnP support ; Clunky network sharing ; Lacks the muscle and width of larger models

Flex’s luxurious design, versatile operation and sweet sound quality live up to Bluesound’s high standards, but the lack of DLNA/uPnP makes network setup clunky

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bluesound Pulse Flex review

 

This talented wireless speaker remains a strong contender.

Big, open soundstage ; Solid, punchy bass ; Expressive and enthusiastic character ; Hi-res music support ; Flexible connectivity

A price increase and fresh rivals mean the Flex has lost a little ground

The Pulse Flex remains a talented member of the Bluesound family, but newer speakers have overhauled it somewhat

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Andy White (expertreviews.co.uk)

Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i review: Putting the Flex in flexible

 

The Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i is a versatile wireless speaker whose compact form belies a powerful, high resolution aural experience

Smart, compact design ; Big sound for its size ; Good range of connection options

Rather narrow soundstage ; Doesn’t support Bluetooth aptX HD

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (hifichoice.co.uk)

Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i

 

Designed to operate either on its own or as a stereo pair, the Pulse Flex 2i is the smallest member of Bluesound's speaker range and the recent 2i update sees support added for Amazon Alexa and Apple Home integration (but not Google Assistant).

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Bluesound Pulse Flex review

 

If you're into hi-fi, you probably already know the names NAD and PSB (AV electronics and speakers, respectively), but you may not have heard of Bluesound. An offshoot of those two respected marques, it specializes in streaming audio products.

The Bluesound Pulse Flex offers a wealth of features and high-quality sound in a compact package. The shortcut buttons enable you to play music if you've misplaced your phone. The optional battery adds much needed, and still relatively unique, mobility.

It's more expensive than some competitors, the speaker isn't able to go very loud and sound quality is worse than the competitive Sonos product. The optional battery runs out whether playing music or not. No support for Pandora.

The Bluesound Pulse Flex is a slice of streaming hi-fi in an affordable package with an optional battery, but Sonos is better at a cheaper price.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Very good sound great bass, loud enough for most

 

Got this to pair with a Pulse 2i , Its great to have the same music playing perfectly in different rooms. The Bluesound AP seems easy and intuitive and we've had no problems ir issues with Wifi drop out or AP problems, so far so good! The sound on...

Dec, 2020

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

I like the presets

 

I have replaced a pair of gen 1 Sonos 1 speakers with these. They definitely sound better, and the chamfered corners mean they take up less space in a corner as we actually cook in our kitchen. One nice touch is the preset buttons - For example we use...

Sep, 2020
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