HiBy RS8 - Hi-Res Flagship Darwin-based R2R Digital Audio Player DAP

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The HiBy RS8 is a new HiBy Flagship Darwin-based R2R digital audio player. Based on the Android 12. Utilizing Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Darwin II audio architecture, R2R DAC, and Class A amplification. Supporting up to DSD1024 PCM1536 DSD1024/PCM1536, MQA 16x unfolding.

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Detailed Parameters

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The new HiBy Flagship digital audio player

The new HiBy Flagship digital audio player
The new HiBy Flagship digital audio player 2
Pure titanium chassis of the Music Player

Pure titanium chassis

Monocoque titanium chassis formed of 6-stage CNC, 17 advanced processes, 19 hours of labour and polishing, yielding a high-quality, tough-wearing exterior with beautiful texture that’s both comfortable and satisfying to hold, befitting a new flagship!


Rotary encoder 

For smooth volume adjustments

Rotary encoder
Darwin vs Darwin II

Darwin vs Darwin II

The Darwin architecture is HiBy’s in-house developed all new hi-res digital signal processing architecture. In a breakthrough evolution of traditional R2R architecture, the system for the first time includes advanced functions such as linear FIR filter, nonlinear harmonics control, switchable oversampling / NOS, and DSD bypass on portable equipment. The end-to-end flexible architecture is fully configurable, creating endless possibilities for future upgrades and endless evolution.

Evolutionary Darwin audio architecture II

The R2R resistor ladder consists of 12 high speed switches and 184 high precision resistors, double the amount of the last generation, effectively increasing dynamic performance and fidelity at low signal levels. Further addition of a DC offset correction circuit allows for use of a fully DC coupled output stage, further improving impulse response. Sample rates up to 1024x DSD and 1536kHz PCM are supported, surpassing the specifications of many full-size systems in a portable device!

Evolutionary Darwin audio architecture II
R2R technology

R2R technology

The R2R resistor ladder DAC architecture’s core is the high-precision resistor ladder, consisting of 12 high-speed switches and 184 high-precision resistors. The digital signal is drives, via the high speed electronic switches, the drive voltage to be modulated by the resistor network to obtain an analog voltage waveform corresponding directly to the digital signal, avoiding the high frequency modulation of D-S DACs for a more natural, transparent and emotional presentation.

Resistor ladder linearity compensation

Effectively reduces nonlinearity caused by resistor resistance mismatch in the R2R network; in tandem with the unique harmonics control system of the Darwin architecture, produces a more relaxing, natural listening experience.

Resistor ladder linearity compensation
NOS/OS mode switch

NOS/OS mode switch

NOS mode is non-oversampling, responding more immediately and directly to signals, converting the digital signals to analog output directly, bringing a more analog sound signature. It is more suitable for music files / streams of 192kHz sample rate or above.

Oversampling mode easily removes aliasing artifacts via the tried and true combination of oversampling and ultrasonic lowpass filter, yielding superior measured performance; enables all functions of the Darwin architecture, realizes personalized adjustments of sound signature, adapting to different earphones.

Audio dedicated femtosecond crystal oscillators

2x femtosecond precision crystal oscillators, clocked at 45.158MHz and 49.152MHz respectively, dedicated to 44.1x (including DSD) and 48x (including MQA) kHz family of audio format sampling rates, with phase noise as low as 159dBc/Hz @1KHz offset, ensure precision playback of all music formats with zero audible jitter effect.

Audio dedicated femtosecond crystal oscillators
A new height in parts costs

A new height in parts costs

Handpicked gold-tantalum capacitors utilized to ensure clean power output, higher power supply ripple rejection, lower THD of resulting system; Loaded with 4 Elna SILMIC II silk fibre capacitors for silky highs comparable to tube amplifications! Complete with 47 high capacity tantalum capacitors, 10 Panasonic thin-film POSCAPs, you are getting your money’s worth just in audiophile grade capacitors inside the player!

Class A headphone amplification

Comprised of 2x OPA1652+8x NXP dual bipolar transistors, the class-A amplifier features “zero” zero-crossover distortion and instantaneous transient response; 

Class A headphone amplification
Class A headphone amplification 2

Maintaining peak output at all times, the class-A amplifier maintains ideal drive and control characteristics over full-size headphones, high and low impedance IEMs and all sorts of difficult loads and driving easier loads is a snap. The RS8 maintains a composure befitting a modern flagship while playing any complex music passage through any headphone load.

Turbo mode

All in! Full power output! Unleash turbo mode for 25% extra headphone amplifier carrying capacity at the touch of a button! All in for maximum musical performance!

Headphone amplifier voltage supply: default ±6V, Turbo at ±7.5V. By Power = V^2/R, turbo mode yields 56.25% extra power.

*Heat dissipation and battery drain increases significantly when turbo mode is on.

Turbo mode
12000mAh power bank

12000mAh power bank

A huge battery, custom designed for the occasion, ensures adequate current supply and battery life for the class A amplifier to come up with the goods for immediate musical transients and last the distance as well: 12 hours through 3.5mm SE and 8 hours through 4.4mm balanced for extended listening!

Independent power supplies

Digital, DAC, preamp, and post-amp circuits are each supplied independently for zero interference.

Headphone amplifier circuit supplied by 2 high-quality DC/DC transformers and 6 high magnetic flux, ultra-low internal resistance, fully shielded high power inductors. The 3.5mm SE and 4.4mm balanced headphone outs are supplied separately.

The ultrasonic lowpass filter is supplied by another DC/DC transformer and 7 LDO regulators, supplying the left and right channels independently.

The R2R ladder is supplied by yet another DC/DC transformer and 2 ultra-low-ripple LDOs supplying each channel independently.

Independent power supplies
Strong and cool

Strong and cool

Pure copper battery case for high heat dissipation efficiency for cool internal temperatures even in the heaviest operation scenarios.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

Utilizing an advanced 11nm process, the Snapdragon 665 allows smooth operation of multiple apps at the same time, instant response to music browsing and potential use of any audio DSPs.

Music Player Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Music Player Powered by 8+256 storage configuration

8+256 storage configuration

8GB of RAM allows smooth concurrent operation of multiple streaming apps;

256GB of internal storage allows storage of large local music libraries;

Together they allow ready access to any music anywhere!

Open Android 12

Rewritten from the core for simpler operation and more efficient use of the powerful hardware for better responsiveness than ever.

Music Player Powered by Open Android 12
5.5” 1080p display

5.5” 1080p display

With Corning Gorilla Glass and oleophobic coating, 1920x1080 resolution, 443ppi, 16:9 aspect ratio.

HiByOS specific functionality

The Direct Transport Architecture (DTA), unique to HiByOS, bypasses sample rate conversion from deep within the system kernel, allowing even 3rd party apps to enjoy bit-perfect output at the original sample rate whether from the headphone outs, line outs, or the USB Audio digital output.

HiByOS specific functionality
Systemwide remote operation: HiByCast

Systemwide remote operation: HiByCast

Breaking all barriers, supporting systemwide operation of all device functionalities from a remote smartphone / tablet, including operation of third party apps!

*HiByCast app required on controlling device. Available on Google Play etc.

MQA 16x unfolding

The strong processing power of the SoC makes an unprecedented 16x unfolding of MQA data possible, reproducing the original master tape from ever smaller source files!

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning technology that captures and reproduces the sound of the original studio master in a file that’s small enough to stream and download. HiBy is collaborating with MQA to deliver truely original sound quality to listeners.

Music Player Powered by MQA 16x unfolding
DSD1024  PCM1536



3.5mm & 4.4mm headphone outs and line outs

3.5mm headphone out and line out, 4.4mm headphone out and line out, all with their own physical ports.

3.5mm & 4.4mm headphone outs and line outs
2.4GHz / 5GHz dual band WiFi of Music Player

2.4GHz / 5GHz dual band WiFi 

Dual-band WiFi for double the connection speed and stability, supporting ready music streaming.  

Supporting DLNA / AirPlay / WiFi music file transfer.

Bluetooth 5.0

Supporting two-way Bluetooth reception / transmission, supporting all major Bluetooth audio formats such as UAT, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC, SBC etc.

Music Player Powered by Bluetooth 5.0
Music Player Powered by PD2.0 quick charge

PD2.0 quick charge

Supporting charge rates of up to 20W for quick battery replenishment.

Audio specifications
Table header 0 3.5mm PO(AB) 3.5mm PO(A) 4.4mm PO(AB) 4.4mm PO(A) 3.5mm LO 4.4mm LO
Maximum output voltage (Vrms) 3Vrms 3Vrms 5Vrms 5Vrms 2Vrms 4Vrms
Maximum output power (mW) 280mW 280mW 780mW 780mW / /
Output power (THD<1%) 280mW 280mW 780mW 780mW / /
Nominal THD (%) 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003
Noise floor (uV) 5uV 5uV 8uV 8uV 3uV 6uV
SNR (dB) 114dB 114dB 115dB 115dB 116dB 115dB
Dynamic range (dB) 106dB 106dB 106dB 106dB / /
Channel separation (dB) 75dB 75dB 93dB 93dB 101dB 104dB
Frequency response (-3dB) 20Hz-90KHz 20Hz-90KHz 20Hz-90KHz 20Hz-90KHz 20Hz-90KHz


Model HiBy RS8
Operating system Android 12
SoC model Snapdragon 665
DAC 2nd gen Darwin architecture
WiFi 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Display size 5.5 inches
no. of colours 16.8 million
LCD technology IPS
Resolution 1920*1080
Pixel density 400 ppi
Removable Micro SD card Up to 2TB
Chassis color Silver
Chassis composition Pure titanium
Dimensions 143*82*22 mm
Unit weight 584g
Power input 12V⎓1.8A or 5V⎓0.5A 
Battery size 12000mAh/3.8V
Charge time <5h(0%-100%)
Firmware updates Over-the-air online updates
Font size Changeable
APP Third party apps Fully supported

What’s in the box

HiBy RS8*1 
Handwritten letter by CEO*1 + manual/warranty card*1
Type C to RCA coaxial cable*1 + USB Type C to type C cable*1
Full-grain genuine leather case*1

What’s in the box