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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
Switched from FiiO M5, but this has Bluetooth connection issues though there are added features. Battery capacity is double that of FiiO but not any better in terms of backup. Audio quality is better in FiiO with the AKM DAC. Also the UI is poor integrated! I wish Hiby introduce a revised R2 soon as Shanling is doing with their players.
very average player. cannot charge and play at a time. so no use in car.
Good product but if the player littlebit thin better.
This little pocket gem is of excellent build quality and features. It would have got a 5 star rating had the screen size been a bit larger or had a manual volume/menu control knob. The sound output is on par with most DAP's in its class and even couple of rungs higher. Overall a value buy for someone who is starting out their DAP journey!
Hiby R2 Delivers Neutral Warm Music, Bluetooth out put is good and Audio quality The best way to describe the sound out of the R2 would smooth and mellow. It has a bit more added warmth and weight on the lower frequencies, making it the less neutral, balanced and transparent of the bunch. But that also makes it quite enjoyable and fun to pair with a different set of headphones, without losing on the level of details. Touch response is not good, Battery Drains using Bluetooth. use it as a DAC.
THANKS TO AUDIO STORE FOR FASTER DELIVERY.AND GOOD PACKING.
Hear it to believe it...gives the feeling of hearing a Room sound system.Must buy for music lovers.
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Very Useful Product for USB C easily connect headphone for the music listener.
I write this review after almost 6 months of purchase. During this period I bought several other IEMs and was listening to a variety of sounds. The Moondrop Kato is a unique iem in its own way. Perfect balanced sound for all genres of music. All frequencies shine on this iem. My only problem is with the fit. It's a bit heavy, being solid CNC machined metal. I haven't tried the more evolved tips to resolve the fit issue. The sub bass and mid bass are quite surprisingly more prominent than some of the planar IEMs I listened to. The vocals and high frequencies were so much clear and bright with no distortion or sibilance even at higher volumes. The Kato is easy to drive and expose nuances in music that remain subdued on other IEMs. Its a whole new experience listening to hi definition music on Kato. Slowly building on you as it gradually burns in. The Kato is a must for aspiring audiophiles. It also is a reference monitor for comparisons with other Hybrid, Planar and BA iems. I am sure, you won't be disappointed with its performance.
Great Purchase, totally recommended.
Price to performance ratio is awesome.
These are pretty great modular cables, which has a good price to performance ratio. Build quality relatively sturdy.
Wow..these are still V Shape tuning king...edm or rock...electronic music is excellent in this. The recent zeros are too hot in treble for me.
Excellent bullet earphones...if you give it some power....this will blow your mind for sure...not good for phone output..you need a very good dongle like tempotec hd pro or ibasso dc03 pro...excellent pairing.
First time ordering from this store, ordered on the 18th morning and got it on 19th afternoon (Chennai). At first I was disappointed but as I listen I can hear more details, I don't know if it's a good thing as some of the songs I listen to have some anoying background noises and the vocals seems enjoyable. Fit is comfortable and easy to put on. Overall I think it's worth the money.
Gives required boost from Mobile audio out to My IEM and DT 770 pro 250 OHMS Headset
Great power output and sounds sweet. Few a very minor cons, but overcome by the pros. Its a good buy overall.
Other options for portable players available now with almost double the price is shanling m0 pro or hiby R2
The DAC was purchased with lot of apprehensions on the sound quality. But it came out a winner. Beautiful sound, punch bass, solid mids and very airy and clear highs. A superb combo for your iPhone to listen to hi-res music!
An iem I like a lot, it delivers good bass and fairly good mid and treble too, i use it with a lotion paw s1 and spinfit 100 eartips.Worth every penny. Excellent value.
These IEMs live up to the name. The music sounds lively and precisely the way you want to hear it—a very close or almost Harman-curved sound signature. The only con is the plastic feeling of the shell and the cable and sticks a little out of the ear. Although, the most powerful in my collections to likes of Ikko Oh01, BQEYZ Summer, TruthEar Zero, and KZ EDX pro.
These IEMs kind of felt dull in the beginning but boy, they do not fail to amaze at all. Such a balanced sound signature, although not a wide soundstage but very enjoyable. These are available for 129$ on Linsoul and it is blessing we're getting it only for 49$ here in India.
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