Android Lossless Digital Audio Player
Android 8.1, Dual CS43198 DAC chips, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, Native DSD256, MQA 8x unfolding, 4.4mm+3.5mm dual outputs
"The R5 Saber is easy to pair with IEMs that are more limited in staging, thinner in the mid-range, or requires a lot of swings to drive up its dynamics. In addition, the 3.5mm output is performing quite well and clean in sound too. If you are looking for a nicely designed 4.4mm ready DAP, the R5 Sabre is like an audio Swiss Army knife packing in very up-to-date features with a big sound under its small hood that may surprise you!" Check out the review here.
“In fact, Saber sound version is definitely more resolving and delivered more aggressively but the DAP is dependent of end gear quality and tuning. It is a demanding source that hides the full potential until released by the right type IEMs, speakers or headphones. Fortunately, even with less capable end gear, R5s sounds similarly impressive as its predecessor – neither changing the tonality nor the overall perception.” All the differences you want to know between the R5 standard edition and the R5 saber! Check out the review here.
Delightfully snappy to listen to and to use
A real pocket rocket, it looks as good as it is!
The Saber difference
The R5 standard edition gives a warm, smooth sound while the Saber edition ruthlessly cuts through the most complex of recordings to reveal detail for all to hear.
Resolution beyond its peers
With dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 flagship DAC chips onboard, integrated to the motherboard using a professional QFN packaging process to maximise heat dissipation. On the R5s, we pull out all the stops to relay every musical detail extracted by the dual DAC chips.
Panasonic electrolytic caps
4 470µF Panasonic electrolytic caps round out the output stage to increase current capability for a transient response.
Panasonic Hi-Polymer Tantalum POSCAPs
7 200 µF and 4 47µF capacitors are all high-end Panasonic POSCAPs with minimal ESR for maximal power supply noise rejection and pure sound.
Bigger than it looks
Weighing only 160g, with a 4” 16.8 million colour LCD taking up almost the whole front bezel, the R5 is as big as it is handy. With 3.5mm SE and 4.4mm balanced headphone and line outputs and up to 1040+1040mW@16Ω of drive power through 4.4mm, this tiny package is as big as almost any headphone needs.
Systemwide MSEB for your customized sound
Systemwide MageSound Eight-ball tuning board allows you to tune the player’s sound to your specific headphones and listening tastes.
Note: Systemwide MSEB available on firmware v1.6 and higher, does not affect DSD, MQA. Processes onboard headphone outputs, lineout and coaxial digital output (i.e. excludes Bluetooth, USB).
All-format audio support
Fully supporting DSD, DXD, APE, AIFF, FLAC, WAV and WMA lossless music formats; MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG etc. lossy formats; also MQA.
MQA rendering to 8x
HiBy R5 Saber is a portable music player that is capable of MQA rendering to 8x. 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
Rock-steady system programming plus 2GB RAM and 16GB storage ensures silky smooth operation and playback.
Open Android 8.1 System
The HiBy team, with its strong software team, optimized the Android 8.1 system for bit-perfect playback, using the DTA system to bypass the resampling Android audio stack for systemwide bit-perfect audio, while at the same time supporting practically all Android applications, for a smartphone-like operating experience while outclassing them in audio performance.
Bluetooth now also HiFi with UAT technology
Ultra Audio Transmission—the Bluetooth audio codec developed in-house at HiBy, supports 192kHz audio transfer with bitrate up to 1.2Mbps, while also optimizing itself for different music content. Bringing you true hi fidelity in Bluetooth.
HiByLink for remote operation
Simply install the HiByMusic app on your smartphone to connect to the R5 via WiFi or Bluetooth to control playback, browsing, volume control, etc. on the big screen while playing from the R5.
18 hours continuous playtime for all-day listening
Also supporting QC3.0 quick charge, with internal 3500mAh battery for 18 hours continuous playtime and quick recharging.
18 hours playtime on 3.5mm SE / 11 hours playtime on 4.4mm balanced.
* The playtime may differ according to different scenarios.
All portable usage scenarios supported
- as USB DAC
- or playing to USB DAC
- LDAC as Bluetooth receiver or transmitter
- transmitting and receiving music files via WiFi
- or playing to other HiFi systems via line out
List of included items
The R5 Saber, leather case, screen protectors, USB charge and data cable, instruction manual and warranty card.
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