Received the Node 2i yesterday from Music Direct and am absolutely loving it. It is an amazing device at only $499. It is a game changer for me... Sound quality is very good using Tidal. This is going to allow me to stream as my main mode of listening. I see no need to continue to purchase physical media unless it is the only option available for a particular title. The second thing I really like is to be able to control the player from my phone and no longer need to have the computer running to listen to music.