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HiBy R2 MQA Digital Audio Player [EX-DEMO]

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HiBy R2 MQA Digital Audio Player [EX-DEMO]

  • Entry-level HiFi digital audio player

  • Dual microphones 

  • Stylish, compact, balanced in sound and performance

  • Supports internet radio and TIDAL music streaming

  • ES9218 HiFi audio chipset

  • 4x unfold of MQA files

Special Price $110.00

Regular Price: $139.00

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Special Price $110.00

Regular Price: $139.00

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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.


"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.

Head-Fi (IryxBRO)

"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.

The new entry level standard in audiophile fashion

A perfect balance between aesthetic and functionality.

Be audiophile in high fashion

Utilizing an all new zinc alloy chassis for a smooth fine body. Small, light device 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!

(Qobuz streaming will come in the future.)

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. 

All-format support

mp3, wav, ape, flac, dsf, dff, iso, cue, wma, ogg, aac, opus, aiff etc. all supported.

MQA support

4x unfold of MQA files, giving master-tape quality audio re-constitution, richer replay of the sound as intended—it's a take-you-to-the-concert / studio experience!

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.

Bluetooth 5.0

Supporting both Bluetooth transmission and reception for 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! 

Play time

With 15 hours continuous play time and 20 days standby, any time is play time!



Buttons & Ports

List of included items

R2 player, USB cable, protective case for R2, instruction manual and warranty card

Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Package Contents

R2 player,

USB cable,

Protective case for R2,

Instruction manual,

Warranty card

Colour Black
Warranty 1 year (local)
Product Weight (g) 85
Availability Available
Product Type Digital Audio Player
Style/Type Portable
Features AAC, Bluetooth, DSD, Dual Headphone Output, High-Res Audio Certified, Internet Radio, Microphone, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), SBC, Touchscreen, Volume Control for Android, Volume Control for Apple, WiFi
DAC ES9218
Storage Capacity 2GB + up to 2TB
Battery Life (hrs) 15 hours
Input Connectivity Bluetooth, USB Type-C (USB-C), WiFi
Output Connectivity 3.5mm Stereo, Bluetooth
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