"While R5 certainly does sound good and has a very fast performance fueled by its Snapdragon processor, I think what makes it standout is a very compact pocket friendly size." Check the full review HERE.
"Pardon the use of a meme here but the R5 is a bit of a pocket rocket... the competition will catch up but Android 8.1, HiBy MSEB, 0.5mW of output power and a very low noise floor has got to tick plenty of boxes for the avid DAP user." Check the full review HERE.
"The R5 is a musical sounding DAP that is able to provide punchy bass, lush midrange and smooth treble. The soundstage provides an enveloping feeling which results in an immersive sonic experience. In addition, the R5 has good build quality and the design is compact. " Check the full review HERE.
Incredible Design with High Quality
A sleek and easy-to-grab design demonstrates the world-class craftsmanship with a 4.0″ touchscreen.
Amazon Music Ultra HD
Elevate your sound. HiBy is the first to support its Ultra HD streaming service on portable Android digital music players. Immerse yourself in the ultra High-Definition streaming from now on.
MQA’s award-winning technology captures and reproduces the sound of the original studio master in a file that’s small enough to stream and download easily. With the TIDAL Masters and XIAMI integration, users can instantly stream MQA tracks on the R5.
Single-ended, balanced, line-out, we have it all! Both ports supporting both headphone and line out functions. Balanced power output up to 1040mW+1040mW@16Ω, 564mW+564mW@32Ω. A miraculous pocket rocket!
The Best Hi-Res Music Experience Ever Experienced
System-level MSEB Tuning, puts the power of a professional tuning board at your fingertips in easy-to-understand language.
Dual CS43198 DACs—ahead of its class
Cirrus Logic audio products with the MasterHIFI™ and SmartHIFI™ designation meet the company's highest standard in high-fidelity audio playback. Loaded with two CS43198-CNZ DAC chips, the R5 utilizes professional QFN chip packaging for superior heat dissipation to improve reliability and audio quality.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Rock-stable firmware and OS with lightning-fast CPU. With our long experience with this platform, the R5 has been further optimized to be the snappiest responding player in its class and beyond.
Independent Clock System
Dual NDK low phase-noise active crystal oscillators. Fitted with dual independent crystal oscillators at 45.1584MHz and 49.152MHz, to provide corresponding base system clocks for music at different sample rates. Lowers jitter, increases accuracy of digital-analog conversion accuracy, lowers the effect of phase noise on audio quality.
Panasonic Electrolytic Capacitors & Tantalum POSCAP Capacitors
4 Panasonic 470µF electrolytic capacitors as output capacitors to increase the ability of the earphones to respond to high-energy transients. Comprised of 7 200µF and 4 47µF, in total 11 Panasonic tantalum POSCAP capacitors. With incredibly low ESR, these capacitors make the power supply filtering stage more effective than ever for even more pure sound.
Lowpass filter: 2 OPA1612 in pro audio packaging
Main amplifier chips: two AD8397ARDZ with thermal control / dissipation system for increased audio quality and output stability.
Fully open Android 8.1 OS
Allows installation of third-party apps, music or otherwise. Thanks to the latest Android 8.1 update, its intelligent audio system can better offer a smoother and comfortable HiFi music experience.
DTA Architecture, Android sample rate conversion bypass. Its DTA Android global lossless output technology ensures that sound output and reception can no longer be interfered with.
System-level MSEB Tuner
Straightforward and easy to use, everyone can be a tuning expert. MSEB is a combination of multiple algorithms based on parametric equalizer (PEQ) and sound field adjustments to attune to your preferences.
UAT (Ultra Audio Transmission)
The ultimate In Bluetooth HiFi is an all-new Bluetooth audio codec developed in-house at HiBy. Supporting an industry-highest sample rate of 192kHz. At an industry-highest data bandwidth of 1.2Mbps, it can even adapt and optimize itself to different music genres.
HiBy R5 supports two-way Bluetooth, which can be used as a Bluetooth transmitter or as a Bluetooth receiver, greatly enriching the HiFi player's gameplay. Support for two-way LDAC, allowing the quality of wireless Bluetooth reaches a higher level.
Power That Lasts
HiBy R5 comes with a 3500mAh battery that provides 11 hours runtime on 4.4mm balanced and 18 hours runtime on 3.5mm single-ended of music playing. Above data are regular testing results. The service time depends on different volume and conditions.
In the Box
HiBy R5 *1, USB Type C cable*1,
SD card slot needle*1, screen protector*1
transparent plastic case, certificate*1, user manual*1, warranty card*1.
|Operating System||Android 8.1||Android 8.1|
|SoC||Snapdragon 425||Snapdragon 425|
|No. of CPU Cores||4||Quad-Core A53|
|CPU Max Frequency||1.4GHz||1.4GHz|
|DAC||CS43198 x 2||ES9028Q2M*2|
|WIFI||5GHz/2.4GHz, supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n protocols||5GHz/2.4GHz, supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n protocols|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|USB||TypeC (USB2.0 data rate)||TypeC (USB2.0 data rate)|
|Display Size||4.0 inches||4.2 inches|
|Colors||16 million colors||16 million True color|
|External Storage||Up tp 512GB + via 1 micro SD card||＞512GB|
|Buttons||6 physical buttons||6 physical buttons|
|Buttons Definitions||Power/Previous/Pause/Next/Volume Up/Volume Down||Power/Previous/Pause/Next/Volume Up/Volume Down|
|Balanced Headphone Out||4.4mm||2.5mm|
|Line Out||3.5mm LO||3.5mm LO|
|Balanced Out||4.4mm LO||-|
|Digital Out||SPDIF (USB out)||3.5mm LO/COAX multiplexing|
|USB||USB data transfer, USB DAC IN/OUT, Charging||USB data transfer, USB DAC IN/OUT, Charging|
|Colors||Aluminum Alloy Black/Gray/Gold||Stainless Steel/Aluminum Alloy Black/Red/Green/Blue|
|Headphone Impedance Range||16~300Ω||8~150Ω|
|EQ Adjustments||10 bands (±12dB)||10-band EQ adjustment (±12dB) with 10 preset EQs|
|Channel Balance||Left 10dB to right 10dB||Left 10dB to right 10dB|
|Gain Level||Low / High||High and Low, 2-level|
|USB DAC||PCM/DoP/Native||Maximum support 384kHz/32bit、DSD256|
|Power Supply||9V/1.5A||5V 2.5A，9V 1.5A|
|Charge Time||2H||70% < 70min （QC3.0 Quick Charge）
100% < 140min（QC3.0 Quick Charge）
|Firmware Update||Over-the-air update||Over-the-air update|
|3rd Party Apps||Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk download||Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk download|