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Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and sound are also appreciated. The soundstage and price get critical reviews.

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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 94/100 = 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. People are impressed by the usability.

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

Oct, 2020

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 : 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

Assuming your home has a speedy and solid connection, I’d highly recommend the Pulse Flex 2i. It has a pleasing sound signature and can deliver seriously impactful hi-res audio while providing a wide range of streaming services and connections.

Sep, 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)

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

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

BLUESOUND COMBO

 

Bought 2-3 weeks ago and is giving so much trouble to set up. Matthew from Kingston has devoted a great deal of time to it. Finaaly Bluesound Canada has spent 40 minutes on the phone and computer. It worked well last Friday night but then didn't on...

May, 2020

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Easy setup and fantastic sound!

 

I bought this to go in the kitchen but the sound could easily fill a much bigger room. The setup was very quick most of it involved an update, I didn't believe it would be just 1, 2, 3 steps like it said in the booklet but it really was. When I sent...

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Bluesound PULSE FLEX 2I

 

I have now installed this speaker into the kitchen. Excellent sound quality. Easy to set up. a bit pricey but excellent vfm.

Aug, 2019
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