I purchased Bluesound Powernode 2i a couple of weeks ago and I think it's a great product. Unfortunately I am struggling with the sound due to the default setting having far too much 160hz to 500hz range boost, which causes voices to sound artificial and over-processed on certain songs. The bass can be perfectly reduced by using "speakers with subwoofer settings" as this is applied to the default / native sound curve, hence, preserving the original sonic character. When the tone controls are engaged, however, the player switches to a totally different equilization curve (presumably flat) meaning the sound character changes significantly. The whole midrange disappears, the vocal range gets noticeably recessed and there is loss of spaciousness / reverb to the sound- we are not just talking about sound level drop here, but the actual sound character!. The only guess I can make is that the Bluesound app doesn't match tone controls to different products, therefore, activating sound control switches all products to generic flat equilization and disregards the native sound character of the device. Unless the user is able to apply bass + treble adjustments to the default equilization curve that is native to their product, then it is pointless to have these controls in the first place as the fundamental shift in the sound character makes any such sound changes irrelevant. My suggestion would be to add a "Vocal range" setting to the app for the Powernode 2i whereby there are slight variations of the 160-500Hz range (i.e. default, which should be the highest setting bearing in mind it is already overboosted, and then slightly reduced variation(s)). If there was a way to integrate this in the same way the "select attached speakers" setting works, so that the change is applied to the native sound curve, then this would add another dimension to this already great sounding product.
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