HIBY RS2 REVIEW: Natural Musicality above everything else——nobordersaudiophile



-smooth wide open sound with dense natural timbre
-bodied bass
-lush euphonic tonality
-excellent layering capacity
-beautiful vocal presentation
-weighty dynamic
-excellent sounding as pure DAC through line out
-powerfull enough balanced output for IEM and headphone versatility
-2 micro SD slot
-long battery life that surpass 10H spec
-low enough impedance output single ended way
-No Over sampling mode
-Competitive price value for mid-tier DAP

-not the best in resolution
-not the cleanest noise floor
-treble roll off rather fast pass 10khz
-bass lack proper separation
-average imaging and spatial depth
-small touch screen
-not the most intuitive user interface
-touch screen is too small
-no bluetooth
-sound filters and harmonic controller is kinda vain
-amping section overly warm the sound, so you need to try DAC line out to discover true R2R DAC potential


TONALITY: 8.6/10
UI: 8.2/10
VALUE: 8.2/10

This is a detailed video review, so please give a look and subscribe, i feel video format is infortmative for showing user interface of DAPs, their will be more DAP reviews on this channel, upcoming one being Questyle QP2R and Hidizs AP80 PRO X!

Disclaimer: This RS2 was loan to me by a friend, so i have zero incentitive, obligation or self interest to do a review, which would have been as honest even if it was a review sample.
You can order the Hiby RS2 for 480$ directly from official store here:https://hiby.com/products/hiby-rs2


CONSTRUCTION is good enough, all metal with the back covered with tempered glass. The jacks are of good quality, gold plated and not plastic which is more fragile. Buttons are lacking proper click pressure and can be hard to press properly with the case for blind control. Touch screen is too small for my big thumbs but work properly. Overall interface is intuitive enough but the switch to unlock screen isn’t really practical, you can press2 times the screen, but a button would be better…it lack buttons in fact, its that simple.


Click to view more