HiBy has released a new successor to its entry-level Hi-Res audio player range with the announcement of the all-new HiBy R3 II. Originally released back in 2018, the HiBy R3 has received a lot of appreciation from users worldwide. It was widely regarded as one of the best Hi-Res audio players around the 200-250$ price point. In the past five years, HiBy has brought several new iterations as well such as the R3 Pro series, etc. With the new R3 II, HiBy aims to elevate the overall fantastic performance of the R3 with new and improved functions and features. The R3 II has a sleek and ergonomic body just like the OG model but with an additional volume wheel for handy volume control. The R3 II has the essence of the OG R3, but it is a completely redesigned DAP from the inside out to bring us better and improved functionality. Today, we are going to share the details for the upgrades. that the R3 II is going to bring for us!!
The HiBy R3 II is introduced in three stunning color options priced at $319
Latest Generation Dual DAC Arrangement:-
At the very core of the HiBy R3 II, we have got a noticeable improvement with the premium dual DAC arrangement. The OG R3 only had a single DAC arrangement, but the new R3 II brings us the goodness of dual ES9219C high-performance DAC chips from ESS Sabre Technologies. The player achieves new heights of clarity and resolution while decoding high-resolution PCM and DSD audio signals. It promises drastic improvements in performance with better SNR, DNR performance and low distortion ratings. HiBy R3 II is rated to support high-res 32-bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD256 audio signals.
4.4mm Balanced Connection First Time In The R3 Series:-
Another big improvement that we will be getting with the HiBy R3 II is the upgraded balanced output connection. Earlier the entire R3 series including the R3 Pro models featured a 2.5mm balanced headphone output port, but the new HiBy R3 II changes this with a 4.4mm headphone output port. This is a big improvement as currently, most manufacturers have switched to 4.4mm connections for balanced options. 2.5mm is a rare sight nowadays.
Improved Amp Section For Increased Maximum Output:-
For a portable device, high-output power is a basic requirement so that it can drive IEMs with ease on the go. HiBy has improved the internals of the R3 II to provide a powerful output thrust. It now produces up to 380mW of clean output powering your IEMs with ease. R3 II is a fantastic choice for everyday users.
Bigger Battery, Improved Battery Life:-
HiBy has equipped the R3 II with a 25% bigger battery than the OG R3 Music Player. It now houses a 2000mAh battery that provides an improved battery life of up to 16 hours with a single charge. Enjoy hours worth of music with a single charge.
Wireless Streaming Functionality:-
HiBy has loaded the R3 Ii with their self-developed HiByOS Operating System. It supports wireless streaming functionality supporting functions such as AirPlay, DLNA, and Tidal Qobuz(Both Apps already installed).
Sleek, Portable Form Factor:-
HiBy R3 II has a sleek and portable form factor. The device is easy to carry around with a weight of just 118 grams while the slim, compact design with a 3.2” touchscreen makes it easy to store in your pocket. It is slightly bigger and thicker than the OG R3, but still very pocketable and light in weight.
HiBy has designed the R3 II straight from the ground up. They have designed it with advanced chipsets that ensure high-quality performance. The player adopts the classic sleek form factor. With the new DAC arrangement, high-power output, and 4.4mm balanced output connection port, the HiBy R3 II is a fantastic music player worth considering. It is available in three stunning color options. You can check out more information here.