Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i – Hi-Res Multi-Room Speaker
If you’re an everyday person like me, and just looking for a Wireless Speaker without all the confusion, then I hope to break it down simply without getting lost in the jargon of tech. I’m assuming you have certain restrains, want to know what it’s best for, and so… this is hopefully what you’re after.
The Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i, multi-room speaker, is a compact, all-in-one hi-res music streaming speaker. Fill one room, or connect multiple speakers and transform that space with the sound you want to hear. You can also connect to internet radio stations, cloud music services (such as Deezer, Spotify and Tidal) and your own local music library.
For this mini-review, and I’ve done a more in-depth one here, I used the Tidal music streaming service which has been a revaltion when it comes to crisp clarity and a wide-range of genres, artists – almost endless to be honest. TIDAL has the impressive extra, over others, to own some of the Master recordings and it does make a difference if you love your music loud, clear and as the artist wants you to hear it.
While the system itself is chunky, and looks small, this doesn’t hinder the sound level at all. In fact, his has been something else. Something huge. Depending on your music taste, I’ve got a favourite from almost every genre, I don’t think the Pulse Mini 2i will let you down. If you love your music, then you’ll be gone for a few hours once you start. I probably have to admit I’d forgotten the difference but after cueing up the likes of Amy Winehouse, Prince, Tom Petty, Radiohead, Montell Jordan, heck even Carly Rae Jepsen, Ariana Grande, and The Black Keys (I might have got lost on an eclectic musical journey), I couldn’t find any faults with the quality at all. Just hit that track, sit back and feel everything flowing through you, the way it should be.
This isn’t just about the obvious either, it’s also got a real place for the lower key moments with the likes of Bon Iver, David Gray, Laura Marling and the beautifully atmospheric sounds of London Grammar. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to pick out every part of a song, like when you’re lost in a world of music with your headphones on/earphones in. It’s like rediscovering my music all over again, and I know that sounds like excessively flattering but that’s how it has felt, and this is why we’re here.
If you’re adding it to your Home Cinema experience, as well, just grab an affordable Digital cable, and you’ve got that big screen cinema experience in your front room. I tried it with Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim on Blu-ray – and do have a play with the different sound modes that are accessible via an easy-to-connect app – and loved the extra fire power. The Bluesound Pulse Mini comes in black or white, to suit every stylistic, and completed exceeded my expectations. Beyond recommended!