Stream-XR (German – Audio Swiss)

With significantly more substance and finely delineated nuances, the Cyrus Stream-XR was able to distinguish itself clearly from the truly not bad Bluesound Node. Although both are based on BluOS, the Node, priced at under 600 Swiss francs, operates in a completely different league. However, it once again demonstrated that even in the digital domain, where it ostensibly comes down to just zeros and ones in the correct sequence, higher investments can lead to better sonic results.

Stream-XR (English – Sound Advice)

The Stream XR is a tremendous return to streaming audio from Cyrus. By using one of the best software platforms in the business, they’ve showcased their obvious sonic talents in a way that is truly enjoyable to live with. This is a phenomenal product. 

CDi-XR (

[CDi-XR] is simply an incredibly pleasant-sounding device. It delivers a large, intimate, warm sound with very good spatial differentiation and clear, albeit sweet, high tones. It sounds like Rega turntables, and therefore – in a way – like analogue. It doesn’t overdo anything, doesn’t come with annoying elements, keeping everything under control. It brings the sound of individual records closer to one another, but in life, nothing comes for free. And you can pay this price even without looking at the bill. Because it’s worth it. 

Stream-XR (Audio Video PL)

[Stream-XR] is quite a successful proposition in its segment. It provides a well-balanced and coherent sound with a good mix of precision, fullness and colourfulness, excellent imaging, and is clearly devoid of weak points. The functionality based on the proven BluOS platform, compatibility with Roon [pending Roon certification], the ability to work with a USB drive, and two digital inputs check off the mandatory list, with the potential advantage of an upgrade with the PSU-XR power supply.

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Classic POWER (Audio Video PL)

Compared to the Naim Nait 5 with FlatCap, the Cyrus power amplifier gave a real demonstration of energy, precision, and strength, but without becoming loud or harsh. Tracks from ‘The Last Samurai’ were reproduced with astonishing freedom and clarity. The small amplifier handled KEF monitors perfectly, extracting an impressive (in relation to its size) power and extension from them. The rendering of the soundstage, its width, and depth were commendable. Nothing blended together, instruments did not overlap. The clarity was truly surprising.

Audio Test (German-TTP Turntable)

We have nothing else to do but congratulate the manufacturer on this truly excellent debut, awarding it a ‘Reference Class’ rating! This is an achievement that only a few manufacturers can claim right from the start.

PSU-XR (Hi-Fi i Muzyka PL)

Connecting the PSU-XR to Stream-XR was like lifting the curtain. Everything became clearer, more realistic, and tangible. The sound, on the one hand, calmed down and gained in sophistication, while on the other hand, information from the background became more audible.

Hi-Fi i Muzyka 02/2024 (Poland)

Stream-XR (Hi-Fi i Muzyka PL)

In summary, the Cyrus streamer as a standalone source offers the highest sound quality for a device of this kind. I would not be surprised if a significant number of end-users choose to stick with it for longer. And when considering an upgrade, a few moments spent listening to it with the PSU-XR connected will dispel any doubts.