The Smooth Criminal?
PROS: Discrete resistor R-2R DAC, cheapest entry into the world of R2R DAPs, very natural analogue-ish warm sound presentation, bass note weight, excellently implement HiBy MSEB and Equaliser, classic retro user-interface, small/cute form factor, premium looking green and gold colour scheme with an excellent leather case that follow the same design language.
CONS: Not the most resolving DAP in its price segment, tiny screen, no WiFi or Bluetooth.
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.
Official Website – HiBy RS2 ($479)
Included in the box.
- HiBy RS2
- Type C to RCA digital coaxial cable
- USB Type C cable
- Darwin brooch
- RS2 green leather case