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HiBy R5 MQA Digital Audio Player - Gold

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HiBy R5 MQA Digital Audio Player - Gold

  • Dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC

  • Fully Open Android 8.1 OS

  • Large 4.0″ IPS touchscreen

  • Dual high-accuracy, low-phase-noise crystal oscillators for flawless low-jitter performance

  • Sleek, easy-to-grab design demonstrates the world-class craftsmanship

  • MasterHIFI and SmartHIFI meets the company’s highest standard in high-fidelity audio playback

  • HiBy's UAT (Ultra Audio Transmission) Bluetooth audio codec supports an industry-highest sample rate of 192kHz

  • Rock-stable firmware and OS with lightning-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU

  • Single-ended, balanced, line-out support on 3.5mm and 4.4mm ports

  • Palm-sized powerhouse outputs balanced power up to 1040mW+1040mW@16Ω and 564mW+564mW@32Ω

  • Up to 18 hours playback time, 11 hours on balanced out



Dual CS43198 Let You Hear It Like It Is 

Large touchscreen, it looks as good as it 

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Incredible Design with High Quality 

A sleek and easy-to-grab design demonstrates the world-class craftsmanship with a 4.0″ touchscreen. 


Dual Cirrus Logic's CS43198

Cirrus Logic audio products with the MasterHIFI™ and SmartHIFI™ designation meet the company’s highest standard in high-fidelity audio playback. MasterHIFI and SmartHIFI products deliver the very best performance in sound clarity and pure, euphoric audio listening just like the artist intended.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425

Rock-stable firmware and OS with lightning-fast CPU. With our long experience with this platform, the R5 has been further optimized to be the snappiest responding player in its class and beyond.

Support Both Headphone & Line Out Functions

Single-ended, balanced, line-out, we have it all on the R5! Both 3.5mm and 4.4mm ports support both headphone and line out functions. Thanks to battery space and efficiency optimizations, this palm-sized powerhouse outputs balanced power up to 1040mW+1040mW@16Ω and 564mW+564mW@32Ω, yet manages to last up to 11 hours balanced / 18 hours SE. What a miraculous pocket rocket!


The Best Hi-Res Music Experience Ever Experienced

MSEB Tuning, puts the power of a professional tuning board at your fingertips in easy-to-understand language

Fully Open Android 8.1 OS

Allows installation of any app, music or otherwise. Thanks to the latest Android 8.1 update, its intelligent audio system can better offer a smoother and comfortable HiFi music experience.

Exclusive Technology

DTA Architecture, Android sample rate conversion bypass. Its DTA Android global lossless output technology ensures that sound output and reception can no longer be interfered with.

Dual Crystal Oscillators

High-accuracy, low-phase-noise crystal oscillators dedicated to 45.1584and 49.152MHz, for flawless low-jitter performance for music at any sample rate.

UAT (Ultra Audio Transmission)

The ultimate In Bluetooth HiFi is an all-new Bluetooth audio codec developed in-house at HiBy. Supporting an industry-highest sample rate of 192kHz. At an industry-highest data bandwidth of 1.2Mbps, it can even adapt and optimize itself to different music genres.

Two-way Bluetooth

HiBy R5 supports two-way Bluetooth, which can be used as a Bluetooth transmitter or as a Bluetooth receiver, greatly enriching the HiFi player's gameplay. Support for two-way LDAC, allowing the quality of wireless Bluetooth reaches a higher level.

Power That Lasts

HiBy R5 comes with a 3500mAh battery that provides 11 hours runtime on 4.4mm balanced and 18 hours runtime on 3.5mm single-ended of music playing.

Technical Specifications

Additional Information

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Colour Gold
Warranty 1 year (local)
Availability Discontinued
Product Type Digital Audio Player
Style/Type Desktop
Features Bluetooth, DLNA, Dual Headphone Output, Expandable Memory/Storage, Flylink, High-Res Audio Certified, Internet Radio, LDAC, Line-out, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), Optical Output, SBC, Touchscreen, WiFi
DAC Cirrus Logic CS43198 x 2 (Dual)
Storage Capacity 16GB + up to 512GB
Frequency Response (Hz) 20Hz-80kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) ⩾120.5dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Single-ended 3.5mm: 0.0014%; Balanced 4.4mm: 0.0015%
Output Power Single-ended 3.5mm: 288mW+288mW@16Ω / 148mW+148mW@32Ω; Balanced 4.4mm: 1040mW+1040mW@16Ω / 564mW+564mW@32Ω
Battery Life (hrs) 18 hours
Input Connectivity Bluetooth, USB Type-C (USB-C), WiFi
Output Connectivity 3.5mm Stereo, 4.4mm Balanced / 5-Pole, Coaxial (SPDIF), Bluetooth, USB Type-C (USB-C)
Additional Tech Specs
  • Operating System: Android 8.1
  • CPU Model: Snapdragon 425
  • No. CPU Cores: 4
  • CPU Max Frequency: 1.4GHz
  • DAC: CS43198 x 2
  • Input Method: Touchscreen
  • WIFI: 5GHz/2.4GHz, supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n protocols
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB: TypeC (USB2.0 data rate)
  • Display Size: 4.0 inches
  • Display Color: 16 million colours
  • Display Type: IPS
  • Resolution: 540 x 1080
  • Display Pixel Density: 300ppi
  • Touchscreen: Multitouch
  • RAM: 2GB
  • ROM: 16GB
  • External StorageUp tp 512GB + via 1 micro SD card
  • Buttons: 6 physical buttons
  • Button Definitions: Power/Previous/Pause/Next/Volume Up/Volume Down
  • Headphone Out: 3.5mm
  • Balanced Headphone Out: 4.4mm
  • Digital Out: SPDIF (USB out)
  • USB: USB storage, USB DAC IN/OUT
  • Colours: Black, Gray, Gold
  • Dimensions: 107.7 x 61.2 x 15.6mm
  • Headphone Impedance Range: 16~300Ω
  • EQ Adjustment: 10 bands (±12dB)
  • Channel Balance: L 10dB to R 10dB
  • Gain Level: Low / High
  • USB DAC: PCM/DoP/Native
  • Power Supply: 9V/1.5A
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Charging Time: 2 Hrs
  • Charge Protocol: QC3.05
  • Firmware Update: Over-the-air update
  • Text Size: Ajustable
  • Third Party App: Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk download
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