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 🛑