I have been using my new Node 2i for two weeks now, with Spotify, Amazon HD and Tidal.
For my system, Amazon HD has notably better sound quality than Spotify (no surprise) and Tidal (very surprising). Unfortunately, the relatively poor integration with Amazon may lead to me returning the Node if I can't come up with a solution.
Unlike other music services, Amazon does not offer a "like" or "favorites list" capability. A decent work around - when using their app - is to simply add it to My Music or add it to a playlist. However, the BlueOS app does not provide access to either of these Amazon functions.
As a result, I have no way to keep track of songs that I like; this is important to me, as I use the liked songs list to do subsequent investigation of the artist and/or to create playlists.
I have read multiple posts about the difficulty that Bluesound has had in integrating their software with Amazon, with some saying that it is Amazon's fault and some saying that it is Bluesound's fault. Regardless, it is a problem.
I am wondering if anyone has come up with a work-around by which I can identify and save a list of songs that I like, and to which I can refer on a subsequent basis?
For me, it would be much better if Amazon simply worked like Spotify does....that is, with NO integration, other than the ability to point to the device over which the music is to be played, while actually managing playback, favorites, etc via the Spotify app.
Is there anyway to do this? If not, is this something that Bluesound is considering as a future software enhancement?
It is too bad that Tidal's sound quality, for me, is not as good as Amazon's. Otherwise, I find the Tidal interface to be adequate (altho certainly not as good as Spotify).
One other thought...I have seem some suggestions that it is the MQA format that may be the cause of the SQ issues I am having when using Tidal (somewhat bloated low end, less detail and separation in the upper mids and higher frequencies). I am not technical enough to know why this would be the case, and I assume that there is no option to "turn off" MQA (or even if I can, I would lose access to hi-res versions)?
Sorry for the long post. Just trying to figure this out before my return window on the Node closes.
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