Hiby R2 II (Gen 2) Music Player DAP - FinallyMore Than Shuffle
Hiby R2 II (Gen 2) also called R2 2nd Generation is a $89 USD DAP or Digital Audio Playerdesigned by Hiby as an entry-level offering, with a portable design, USB DAC function, one3.5mm Single Ended Headphone output, and a useful touchscreen display, Today we'll bereviewing it and comparing it to other Players, including Hiby R3 PRO, HIFI Walker H2Touch,and HIDIZS AP80 PRO-X.
Hiby is one of the king companies when it comes to DAPs, and they actually have been for more than 7 yearsnow, since they've been behind the development of the early firmware for the earliest FiO DAPs, now havingdeveloped and aunched their own DAPs, with super efficient processors, and superb sound guality, so thereview we're writing today about an entry-level DAP will be interesting to those who want some of theAudiophile Experience without having to spend everything they got on their next purchase, Hiby products areusually available from Amazon, their own website (official links), and other shops as well, They are a welregarded company that provides superb support to their customers, so purchasing from them is generally safeand poses no risks.
It should be noted that I have absolutely no afiliation with Hiby, I'd like to thank Hiby for providing the samplefor this review, This review reflects my personal experience with the Hiby R2 I1 (Gen 2) DAP. Every opinionexpressed is mine and I stand by it, The purpose of this review is to help those interested in the Hiby R2 1!(Gen 2) find their next music companion.
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We have a minimalistic design on R2 II, with a slightly different approach than what we've seen on the originaR2, which only had buttons, but now we have a volume wheel for controlling the volume. Interestingly enough.the volume wheel cannot be pressed and does not double as the power button, which was expected of mesince this is the way I handle most DAPs released today, but instead we have a power button at the top.
There is one microsD slot that can take cards of any currently launched size, with my tests going as far as 512GB microsD cards, and it works no problems, I was not able to find whether there is a limit on the number ofsongs that R2 II can read, but from what I can find there is no such limit.
The DAP is based on an Ingenic X1000E CPU chip, and Hiby Os for the operating system, and they work well irtandem to provide a very good DAP experience, along with a USB DAC experience, The USB DAC has about 50ms - 75 ms of delay, so about one to two frames for a 24 frame video, which is not really noticeable even incompetitive gaming, but is there.
The DAP itself is mini in size, with a 71mm x 63mm X 12mm size, basically a quarter of the averagesmartphone. The weiaht is also super low, at 70.6 arams, The battery life is superb though, with over 500 hour.of standby, and around 15 hours of playback, I was able to test it up to 12-14 hours with normal music, flacand MP3, some screen on time, variable volume, and multiple headphones, so they deliver rather nicely on thebattery life promises. The display size is 245 inches, and we have a single ES9219C DAC powering the audiopart of the DAP.