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HiBy R5 features full MQA support and unlimited streaming capacities, bringing in the ultimate Hi-Fi music experience. 

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 Support

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. 

Palm-sized Powerhouse

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.

Exclusive Technology

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.

Two-way Bluetooth

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.


Make/Model       HiBy R5 R6
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
Input Method Touchscreen Touchscreen
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
Topology IPS
Resolution 540*1080 768*1280
PPI 300 320
Touchscreen Multitouch G+FF/5 
Internal Storage 16GB 32GB
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
Headphone Out 3.5mm 3.5mm
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
Dimensions 107.7*61.2*15.6mm 116*66*15.5mm
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
Battery 3500mAh 4000 mAh
Charge Time 2H 70% < 70min (QC3.0 Quick Charge)
100% < 140min(QC3.0 Quick Charge) 
Charge Protocol QC3.0 QC3.0
Firmware Update Over-the-air update Over-the-air update
Text Size Ajustable Ajustable
3rd Party Apps Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk download Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk download

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