PROS: Excellent VFM, classy design, build quality, one of the fastest DAPs as per AnTuTu Benchmark test, good usage of premium tech inside, very nice smooth HiBy OS experience, high quality rich and musical sound signature especially in Class A mode, very low noise floor, excellent 35 hour long battery life (Economy mode), QC3.0 support.
CONS: Class A mode is the standout feature but also consumes significantly more battery than the excellent 35 hour long play time Economy mode, old Android OS (Android 8.1)
WISH: HiBy should include their excellent 10-band EQ in System Audio settings too like they did MSEB.
Established in 2011 and based out of China, HiBy has extensive history of R&D, developing software and UI for other manufacturers, their own music player HiBy Music (which is a killer music player capable of doing things the average Android player can’t) and are now a major player in the hardware world too with a vast DAP lineup as well as earphones, IEMs, TWS, Bluetooth DAC/AMPs, etc.
Links – HiBy R5 Gen 2 (Official website)
Included in the box.
- HiBy R5 Gen 2
- USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
- Blue leather case
- Screen protector (2 already applied on DAP front and back)