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HiBy R5 II (Gen 2) MQA Digital Audio Player

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HiBy R5 II (Gen 2) MQA Digital Audio Player

  • 35 hr extra long play time

  • 4.7” high resolution large display

  • In-house researched HiBy OS

  • Class A discrete balanced amplification circuitry

  • Open Android OS

  • Systemwide SRC bypass

  • HiByLink remote control

  • 2.5 / 3.5 / 4.4mm all ports compatible

  • MQA 16x

  • Two-way bluetooth

  • Dual-band 2.4Ghz/5Ghz WiFi connectivity

  • QC3.0 quick charging



HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

A-class class-A amplification

Employing flagship grade class-A amplification in this mid-tier android DAP, the R5 utilizes Class A discrete balanced amplification circuitry, capable of continuous high power output, with plentiful energy reserves for all music genres. Converting power with ease for the most dynamic compositions, the sound is clear and full.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Discrete output stage

With 4 independent channels of push-pull amplification with 270° conduction angles constructed of discrete componentry, including 8 high powered paired bipolar transistors, the R5 provides excellent current output power and control over variable loads. Enable Class A headamp mode for class-beating audio performance! THD is down at 0.0006% at the amplified output for unparalleled realism.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Dual High-Performance DACs for astonishing music resolution

Dual ES9219C DACs natively support DSD256, PCM768kHz/32bit high-res formats, with SNR of 130dB and THD+N down below -112dB. Presenting a highly accurate output voltage, ensures the most accurate signal is given to the class-A amp section for amplification; also supporting integrated DAC-amp output (economy mode) for excellent low power consumption and extra long play time.

Dual independent crystal oscillators, FPGA clock algorithm

Utilizing dual independent audiophile-grade crystal oscillators at 45.158MHz and 49.152MHz provides high precision timing for all audio events in your music.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Cost-no-object audio componentry naturally lays the path to quality sound

Employing 163 high-precision resistors, 19 Panasonic tantalum POSCAPs, and 4 ELNA electrolytic capacitors maximally suppresses power supply ripple, yielding silky black backgrounds.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Long playtime and great sound

With 4500mAh battery yielding over 35 hours of play time* (*in economy mode), go for days without worrying about a recharge! 10 hours play time available even in Class-A amplification mode for maximal enjoyment of class-breaking dynamic control and sound quality.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Huge screen for the win!

Huge colourful 4.7” 720p display on a compact package, for perfect display and control of your albums.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

The ever-reliable HiBy OS

The HiBy OS is an in-house developed system architecture developed by HiBy targeting professional HiFi audio equipment. Optimized / novel components include system core, decoding system, audio DSP algorithms, media library management, external drivers / plugins etc. optimizing the player for lossless hi-res audio from the ground up. HiBy OS is synonymous with audio quality, flexibility and reliability. 

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Systemwide SRC bypass including Apple Music hi-res support

Fully open android compatible with virtually all 3rd party apps, bypassing sample rate conversion systemwide, allowing you to enjoy lossless music from any supporting app, including Apple Music!

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

HiByLink remote link for easy control of player from smartphone

HiByLink is a convenient remote control function allowing any smartphone with HiByMusic installed to remotely control playback, volume control and playlist management on the R5 through WiFi or Bluetooth!

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Connect to every headphone imaginable!

2.5mm / 3.5mm / 4.4mm headphone ports all here, all switchable to line out!

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

MQA to the max!

Supporting 16x MQA unfolding, enabling full reproduction of master tape quality, original studio recording and transporting you to concerts!

MQA (Mastering Quality Authenticated) is an award winning technology owned by MQA Ltd., designed to pass the original master audio quality to the listener. MQA files are thoroughly authenticated by its owners and by MQA, and its origami unfolding technology ensures that the original master quality is retained at a compressed size and restored at playback time on supported equipment, while being backwards compatible, being playable at reduced quality on non-supporting devices.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Unwired unlimited

Two-way Bluetooth supporting all Bluetooth audio codecs including UAT, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC, SBC. 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual band WiFi for stable connection to your online music library at all times. Supports DLNA / WiFi music transfer.

UAT (Ultra Audio Transmission) is HiBy’s in-house developed all-new Bluetooth audio transmission codec. Supporting an industry-highest 192kHz transmission sample rate and up to 1.2Mbps Bluetooth bandwidth, this also can optimize its transmission characteristics according to different music genres, for the highest of audio fidelity from wireless!

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

QC3.0 quick charge

This battery takes forever to use up and a snap to charge back up!

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

Leather protective case included

Made with high-quality PU leather, the HiBy-designed case protects your R5 from scratches and drops.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)

What’s in the box

Leather protective case, R5 Gen 2, user guide, package box, USB type-C cable, screen protector, warranty card, QC certificate.

HiBy R5 (Gen 2)
Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Package Contents R5 Gen 2, Leather protective case, user guide, package box, USB type-C cable, screen protector, warranty card, QC certificate
Colour Black
Warranty 1 year (local)
Product Weight (g) 220
Availability Discontinued
Product Type DAC (Digital-Analog Converter), Digital Audio Player
Style/Type Portable
Features 2-Way Bluetooth (Input/Output), 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-Band WiFi, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, Bluetooth, DSD, Dual Headphone Output, Expandable Memory/Storage, High-Res Audio Certified, Internet Radio, LDAC, Line-out, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), SBC, WiFi
DAC ESS Sabre ES9219C x 2 (Dual)
Storage Capacity 16GB + up to 2TB
Sampling / Bitrate PCM 768kHz/32bit, DSD256
Frequency Response (Hz) 20Hz-80kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 130dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < -112dB (0.0006%) [PO (Class A headamp mode)]
Output Power 475mW@32Ω (Bal)
Battery Life (hrs) Up to 35hrs
Input Connectivity Bluetooth, USB Type-C (USB-C), WiFi
Output Connectivity 3.5mm Stereo, 2.5mm Balanced / 4-Pole, 4.4mm Balanced / 5-Pole, Bluetooth
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