I just recently installed the Node 2 and am very happy with the product. My only complaint relates to shuffle play. I discussed it with Technical Support a little while ago and would like to share it with the Community.
I mostly listen to albums (vs songs/playlists) and have noticed that since I stopped using physical media, I usually listen to an album for 10 to 20 minutes before switching to another. Accordingly, I use shuffle play quite a bit or else I would always be listening to the first 10 or 20 minutes of an album and very rarely the rest. The problem is that the Node 2 will not enable shuffle play until the entire album is in the Play Queue (in its original order) and the first song is playing. If I then invoke shuffle play, the order changes but the first song will continue to play. I have to pause play and then click the first song in the shuffled Play Queue in order to get it the way I want.
I can think of 2 fixes for this problem:
1) Enable the shuffling of songs concurrent with the initial creation of the Play Queue. Again, now the songs can only be shuffled after the Play Queue is created. This is my preferred solution.
2) Enable the option to not automatically begin playing songs when the Play Queue is create. This way, I can get to where I want to be without arbitrarily starting the first song.
In my experiences with Tidal. iTunes, and Spotify, this was never a problem. Otherwise, I rate the Node 2 a "10". Love the product.
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