The all-new HiBy Crystal 6 has been designed to more broadly adapt to all sorts of complex passages of all genres, be it popular, vocal, rock, orchestral, jazz, world music… all will fall comfortably on your ears in exquisite detail. This is a 6-faceted warrior with excellent performance to price ratio.
"The HiBy RS6 is a deeply engaging and well-thought-out initial foray into the world of portable R2R Android DAPs... The ground-up conceptualization of Darwin and what it means to the portable audio user is probably the most salient aspect of all its features with that blazingly fast OS workflow already a staple of previous HiBy product releases. "Learn More
"When I started testing RS6, I didn’t appreciate at first the power of Darwin architecture until fw 1.20 update and addition of new IEM presets... I realized how effectively and naturally this DAP could be finetuned without a need of EQ or MSEB effects... Also, RS6 is one of the fastest DAPs I have tested to date."Learn More
"Hiby’s RS6 borrows a lot of technology from said D/A converters, choosing a higher engagement factor, flow and natural textures above anything else. If there’s a DAP that tries to elevate your mood and cover your body with goose bumps, then Hiby’s RS6 is definitely that one."Learn More
@gLer - Headphoneus Supremus
"A great DAP is the sum of all its parts – features, performance, stability, design, UX and sound quality. In my experience, few other DAPs comes close to the RS6’s combination of features, flexibility and sound quality, and no other DAP offers all of that plus R2R in one sweet and shiny copper package. Highly recommended."Learn More
"The HiBy RS6 is a wonderfully designed, elegant player that provides many features in a complete package. You have streaming, advanced DSP settings, DTA, Hi-Res Bluetooth, micro SD support, a very fast CPU with a clean UI, 4.4mm BAL and 3.5mm SE outputs in a very rigid copper chassis. This is a dream DAP when it comes to online music streaming. I appreciate HiBy’s first effort on their new, in-house “Darwin” R2R Architecture. I’m sure they can build upon this and reach greater heights. "See More
Fully customized driver complement
Having high-level collaboration with Sonion allowed the all custom-designed set of 3 pairs (6 balanced armatures per earpiece) of drivers, ensuring sound quality that is at once unique and at the pinnacle of multi-BA performance.
Custom 39AY dual-woofer LFE BA: Low-frequency extension and texture on par with high-end dynamic drivers;
Custom 1006 dual mid-high BA: Excellent density of sonic texture and sweet vocals that are silky smooth;
Custom E50DT dual-tweeter BA: Exemplary high frequency extension enabling boundless soundstage perception and air.
3-way crossover design
Utilizing the same 3-way design as in high-end loudspeakers, 2 bass, 2 mids and 2 tweeters ensure high quality reproduction throughout the frequency range and the high quality genuine 3-way crossover ensures that frequency response is smooth, handover is seamless, and the audio quality is natural and clear.
All new venting design
Over hundreds of iterations, a venting design was arrived at that yielded plentiful yet responsive bass and at the same time resolved the negative pressure issue of IEMs without driver-side venting, ensuring the most natural listening experience in terms of both sound and wear quality.
Custom gold-traced crossover board
Ensuring minimum transmission loss and maximum fidelity.
All new reinforced internal structure
All new reinforced internal structure survives accidental drops and modular design improves consistency of sound quality.
Classic 6-BA configuration aimed at producing a balanced sound that is detailed throughout the range.
Sandpainted custom faceplate
The faceplates are each hand-decorated with a unique sandpainting technique by a professional artist, yielding natural patterns that are unique to each faceplate. Each earpiece is a unique work of art of its own!
3D-printed high-strength resin
Each earpiece is 3D-printed on a high quality printer, which guarantees consistency of production with the ergonomic design, and enables the high-strength, durable design;
Comfortable universal shell design
The shape of the earpieces modelled and optimized from 3D outer ear scan of thousands of subjects, guaranteeing universal suitability and comfort. Moreover, each earpiece is individually ground, polished and coloured by hand, guaranteeing attention to detail, and a final product that is so comfortable you can put them in your ears for hours and forget about them!
Cable with quick-swap interchangeable plugs
Bundled cable has interface for quickly changing from 4.4mm balanced to 3.5mm SE plug and vice versa, for quick adaptability to different players
Universal cable interface
Cable interface is the universal 0.78mm 2pin socket (gold plated), allowing users infinite possibilities for aftermarket cables.
Rich set of accessories
3 sets (Balanced, bassy and clear) of eartips of S/M/L sizes
What’s in the box
HiBy Crystal 6 gen 2 IEMs (2 earpieces) + Stock earphone cable x 1
User manual x1
3 sets x S/M/L sizes of eartips + 3.5mm cable plug, 4.4mm cable plug
Custom IEM carry case by HiBy
|Model||HiBy Crystal 6|
|Design||6x BA (per side) in ear monitors|
|Weight||5.4g (per earpiece)|
|Driver technology||Balanced armature|
|Driver info||Co-designed with Sonion: 39AY dual bass BA, 1006 dual mid-high BA, E50DT dual tweeter BA|
|Channel balance||within 2dB|
|Max input power||50mW|
|Earpiece material||High-strength epoxy resin|
|Faceplate design||Multicolour sand-painted|
|Cable material||OCC copper|
|Cable geometry||4 core * 1102 strands * 0.05mm|
|Cable interface||Universal 0.78mm 2-pin gold plated cable sockets|
HiBy R5 series comparison
|Table header 0||R5 Gen 1||R5 Saber|
|DAC||Dual CS43198||Dual CS43198|
|Operating system||Android 8.1||Android 8.1|
|SoC model||Snapdragon 425||Snapdragon 425|
|Crystal oscillators||Dual crystal oscillators
|Dual crystal oscillators|
|OP-AMP||OPA1612 x 2||OPA1642 x 2|
|Headphone AMP||AD8397 x 2||AD8397 x 2|
|Decoding support (max)||PCM384kHz/32bit|
|Output power @32Ω||PO:148mW
|Signal to noise||PO:120.5dB
|Play time||PO 18 hours
BAL 11 hours
|PO 18 hours
BAL 11 hours
|Display||4.0” (540*1080)||4.0” (540*1080)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Bluetooth audio codec||Two-way bluetooth
Bluetooth input: SBC, AAC, LDAC
Bluetooth output: SBC, AAC, APTX, APTX HD, LDAC, UAT
|Two-way bluetooth Bluetooth input: SBC, AAC, LDAC
Bluetooth output: SBC, AAC, APTX, APTX HD, LDAC, UAT
|WiFi||Dual band 2.4GHz, 5GHz||Dual band 2.4GHz, 5GHz|
|Storage||2GB RAM+16GB ROM||2GB RAM+16GB ROM|