I was really hoping for some advice here. Anyone!? Please, I could use it.
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In my opinion, this is because the Bluesound Node 2 is an excellent sounding piece for streaming Tidal. We're a relatively new Bluesound dealer and I've been greatly impressed by the sound of the Node 2 feeding a digital signal to a good quality DAC. Tidal streaming via the Node 2 is extremely impressive. Once again, in my opinion, I don't think a MacBook will match up to the Bluesound unless highly tweeked. Even, then I'd guess the Bluesound would probably still win the fight. Also to note, while I'm a fan of JRiver Media for a PC, I think there are other options that probably sound better for a Mac such as Audirvana Plus.
Why don't you try comparing the music from HDtracks played back via the Node 2 vs your MacBook? That could give you some great insight.
Thanks Everest. Yes, I am very happy with the Node 2. Strangely, I haven't tested the Node 2's own internal DAC. I've just been using it by toslink to feed my Creek Ruby DAC and it sounds amazing.
I may play around a bit. It seems, though, that I've stumbled across great sound from Tidal, Node 2, and the Creek Ruby DAC. So, I'll just be happy and enjoy the music. With the money I save from not buying on HDTracks, I can buy more vinyl!
Tidal is a phenomenal service!