MQA compresses the audio information into a small file without losing the quality. While traditional MP3s only capture 10% of the info, MQA retains 100% of the original studio recording to reproduce on DAPs like the HiBy R3. It enables the audience to hear the music how the artist originally intended it to be in the studio.
How is MQA abled to do this you ask? Well, it first recovers all the direct music-related information with an output of 88.2kHz or 96kHz. Then, the info is reproduced with a full MQA Decoder to unfold the file in order to deliver the highest possible sound quality. With MQA, it can track down if the audio source is the original or has been manipulated. For more MQA info, check out their official MQA website.
At HiBy, we strive to provide the best audio experience. By incorporating MQA technology, we can further improve the audio quality. Originally, MQA was only used amongst luxury sounds reproduction devices like Meridian, Bel Canto and Brinkmann. The Hiby R3 is one of the few brands compatible with MQA while still maintaining a competitive price point
We believe sound and music is one of the major senses that connects us in life, enabling the R3 to have MQA compatibility (in the latest firmware update) is a step closer to improving that connection. In order to restore the music back to its original form, the MSEB, similar to that of an equalizer, in the R3 will prevent any manual adjustments while playing MQA music files.
Click here to see where you can download MQA music. For those who can read Chinese, you can also check this Sony website for MQA music here.
P.S. Even though Apple doesn’t support MQA today doesn’t mean it never will. It is still possible for you to download MQA music on your iPhone and play it on the R3 wirelessly.