HiBy R8 Flagship Android HiFi Music Player
Mobile Concert Hall
Created for the essence of sound. Take you to the live symphony!
Recommended Buy Award
"This is the most incredible unboxing experience ever. I feel it makes for an excellent TOTL player in this segment. Not only is the HiBy R8 an extremely versatile DAP, it also sounds great. The HiBy R8 does it all so effortless and it results in a technically nice, musical and natural delivery." Click the full review HERE.
Next-generation Flagship Android HiFi Music Player
Enjoy top-quality audio of anything you want to play, anywhere.
Battery rooted in sound
38Wh ATL custom battery, with pure Co material and high power density, truly high capacity! High power density and low internal resistance, capable of continuous 10000mA current output.
Superpowered power supply, the fruits of independent R&D
4x independent power supply circuits for digital, DAC, preamp and amplification circuity.
The power output may be adjusted. Turn on Turbo mode to increase power supply voltage on hardware level and change the headphone amp’s working conditions, to drive over-ear headphones with more power and dynamic range.
Luxurious audio loadout
4 ELNA SILMIC capacitors, 10 tantalum capacitors, 18 high ripple-suppression-ratio LDO regulators, 35 Panasonic Hi-Polymer POSCAPs.
Hand-picked gold capacitors
Utilizing gold capacitors reserved for home audio equipment—high precision, high consistency, and hand-matched prior to installation. Guaranteed clean power output and ultimate ripple rejection and low low THD.
ELNA SILMIC II audio capacitors
4 ELNA SILMIC II audio capacitors utilizing natural silk as the dielectric. 3rd order THD under -120dB. Literally silky highs.
Custom designed op-amps
Not found on any other player—we ourselves are involved in the research and design of the model OP02 opamps used in the HiBy R8.
Dual-shielded for pure audio
Customised internal conductive braiding, absorption material, etc. shields against internal interference. Custom made aluminium foil shields motherboard against external interference. Purity of the TeraPlayer achieved in a fully connected smart player.
Dual oscillators locked to 45.1584MHz and 49.152MHz with femtosecond precision reduces phase noise to under -159dBc/Hz @ 1kHz offset.
Dual AK4497 DACs
Powerful decoding and highly efficient. Paired with in-house designed audio pipeline, easily handles DSD512 and 32bit / 768kHz PCM.
Audio system block diagram
Ultimate audio quality and power
3.5mm and 4.4mm separate line and headphone outs (4 ports). Over 1000mW in power drives all over-ear large-scale headphones with ease.
MQA rendering to 16x
HiBy R8 features MQA rendering to 16x. MQA 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 the true original sound quality to listeners.
Snappy as a Snapdragon
Snapdragon 660 SoC for driving a modern Android operating system with speed and stability. 14nm LPP process, 8x Kryo 260, Adreno 512 GPU, CPU frequency up to 2.2GHz. 4GB RAM+ 64GB ROM + 2TB SD storage.
1080p full HD display
5.5” 5gen corning gorilla glass, 1920x1080, 400ppi, 16:9, oleophobic. Supports double-tap to wake and multiple finger gestures.
Now on Android 9 and customised HiByMusic UI.
A full mastering console in wireless era
WiFi 2.4/5GHz dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, two-way Bluetooth (transmit and receive audio) and UAT. Supports music transfer by HiByLink, DLNA, AirPlay and WiFi.
UAT (Ultra Audio Transmission) is a Hi-Res Bluetooth codec independently researched and developed by HiBy Music. Supporting an industry-first 192kHz sample rate and 1.2Mbps bitrate, this Bluetooth codec can even optimize itself in recognition of different music genres.
New design motif
Masculine straight-edged design exuding power and confidence.
Alps digital encoder for smooth control.
Black aluminium alloy version : supports WiFi, 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 420g.
* Versions may vary in different regions.
|Operating System||Andriod 9.0|
|CPU Model||Snapdragon 660|
|CPU Architecture||Kryo260 Octa-core|
|CPU Max Frequency||2.2 GHz|
|DAC||AKM AK4497 x 2|
|WiFi||Support 2.4GHz, 5GHz|
|Display Size||5.5 inches|
|Colors||16 million true color|
|External Storage||Up tp 2TB + via 1 micro SD card|
|Colors||Aluminium alloy black|
|Power Supply||5V⎓2A / 9V⎓2A|
|Charge time||<5H (0%-100%)|
|Third Party Apps||Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk downloa|
Began to consider the R8 in August and all Head-Fi forum reviewers raved about Andrew and the service at Musicteck. This was a major investment but well worth it. After 100 hours of burn-in the R8 is refined, revealing, with additional ‘note weight’ in the bass and very melodious (‘delicious’) mids and sparkly but effortless treble. Detail retrieval and imaging are realistic. The UI is snappy and flawless. My unit does not heat up excessively at any time (contrary to some reviews). Charge time is a bit less than billed using a QC 3.0 charger but I charge between 25%—>85%. Shipping was flawless. I will definitively purchase more gear from Musicteck and probably very soon!
Only caveat runs a trifle hot in the turbo mode while walking with it in a Urvoix Black Army Camo Molle in the heat of the New York summer. Other than that it is outperforming the Shanling M8 in spades.
I have only owned the HIBY R8 for a week and I am REDISCOVERY the form, harmony and emotion of MUSIC!
Thank you Andrew for the great customer service !
The best sounding Dap I ever listened to.
Great bas highs and mid range.
I could bigin and never 🛑