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.