Pocketable Fashionable Audiophile
Making New Waves
"This is an exciting year for entry-level DAPs, and the HiBy R2 has done a great job to blur the line between entry and mid-tier DAPs. It is stylish, compact, balanced in sound and performance, and doesn’t harm any fiscal kidneys. This will now be my entry-level DAP recommendation to anyone who asks." Click the full review here.
"This is where the combo shines. This combination has a great synergy to it. Signature instantly feels meatier, bolder and more authoritative. Overall, the combo has very good energy, it is dynamically pleasing for a budget stack. " Click the full review here.
"Hiby did pick the display with the most practical size/performance ratio, small yet comfortable for touch screen operation. R2 is much smaller, making it the smallest and the cheapest DAP with Wifi and built-in streaming apps" Click the full review here.
"A decent sound quality, great battery life and many features like Two-way LDAC, USB DAC, MESB Parametric EQ, Voice Recorder, E-Book Reader, etc. and a fluid UI integrated into an Ultra-Portable device with a very robust all zin-alloy chassis." Click the full review here.
"R2 is a groundbreaking entry level DAP, packed with lots of modern functions typical for flagship models and delivers audiophile-grade sound quality. All three are underpriced judging by the offered features and performance level in comparison to the corresponding rivals. " Click the full review here.
"Recent DAP offer by HiBy not only looks stylish but also offers a good sound and tons of creatures for a really low price." Watch the review video here.
"At the retail price of $99 and still packs all the attractive features that none of its current rivals offers. Build quality is pretty solid with a new zinc alloy on the main chassis with glass panels on front and back sides." Click the full review here.
"The R2 is a musical sounding DAP that is able to provide punchy bass, lush midrange and smooth treble... In addition, the R2 has excellent build quality with many functionalities. The HiBy R2 is a fantastic pocket-friendly DAP with its compact size and sound quality." Click the full review here.
The very friendly and helpful Audiophile Heaven reviewer takes a good hard look at the HiBy R2 to find the good and the bad. What does he find it best for? Find out in the video!
The new entry-level standard in audiophile fashion
A perfect balance between aesthetic and functionality.
Be an audiophile in high fashion
Utilizing an all-new zinc alloy chassis for a smooth fine body. The small, light device is even more comfortable in the hand thanks to the gentle curves befitting a HiBy family member.
Supports streaming audio
Supports internet radio and TIDAL music streaming.
Be connected to your music from anywhere!
ES9218 HiFi audio chipset
Supporting up to 32bit / 384kHz and DSD128, the R2 uses this audio chipset for greater decode ability and lower noise and distortion.
Hear the difference.
mp3, wav, ape, flac, dsf, dff, iso, cue, wma, ogg, aac, opus, aiff etc. all supported.
MQA rendering to 4x
HiBy R2 is a portable music player that is capable of MQA rendering to 4x. MQA is an award-winning technology that captures and reproduces the sound of the original studio master in a file that’s small enough to stream and download. HiBy is collaborating with MQA to deliver the true original sound quality to listeners.
Dual HiRes accreditation
HiRes & HiResWireless
Doubly audio-quality assured!
Supporting UAT for HiFi Bluetooth
UAT--Ultra Audio Transmission. Developed in-house by HiBy, this new Bluetooth codec supports audio transmission at up to 192kHz, data bandwidth up to 1.2Mbps, and can even optimize transmission according to music content.
Supporting both Bluetooth transmission and reception for the greatest “ease-of-play”! Supporting UAT, LDAC, aptX, AAC and SBC Bluetooth audio transmission
and UAT, LDAC, AAC and SBC reception.
Supporting 5GHz WiFi
For the speediest streaming, WiFi audio and data transmission/reception.
HiByOS takes on everything
HiByOS is a bit-perfect audiophile operating system developed in-house by HiBy. Designed from the ground up for optimum audio performance, it also contains several innovative functional extensions for the greatest “ease-of-play”!
Operate your pocket R2 from your huge smartphone screen. Install the HiByMusic app on your smartphone to connect to the R2 via Bluetooth or WiFi to view/browse the R2 music library on your smartphone, play/pause skip, adjust volume, etc. Just like having an audiophile smartphone but better!
MSEB (MageSound 8-ball)
The MSEB is a sophisticated audio remastering system developed in-house by HiBy, able to directly control warmth, thickness, vocal forwardness, impulse response and other qualities highly sought after by audiophiles.
Supporting microphone recording
Dual microphones for high-quality stereo audio recordings.
A concert-goer must-have and sure-fire party trick!
With 15 hours of continuous playtime and 20 days standby, any time is playtime!
Buttons & Ports
List of included items
R2 player, USB cable, protective case for R2, instruction manual and warranty card
The product is great, you can use it as a DAC and it's capable of playing hi-res music. Haven't tested the battery backup but looks nice. Battery depletes faster when using Bluetooth and WiFi.
Screen size is small but it's quite portable and screen doesn't let you down. It's interface is good and easy to navigate. There's a little bit difficulty in typing because it uses legacy interface for typing (numpad) but that's the only solution to type on that screen because qwerty will make keys much more smaller.
Kudos to audiostore for quick delivery and call responses.
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