If you’re not familiar with the Hi-Fi player, it’s basically a high-quality iPod/Walkman. The Hi-Fi player is made for those who want to experience the very best audio quality possible. Most people are happy with what their smartphones offer. But for those who are audiophiles, these types of devices are what they live for. The HiBy R6 Hi-Fi player is hoping there are still audiophiles out there who want to buy a new device.
The company says they have the first Android Hi-Fi music player that will allow any music app to stream bit-perfectly to its DAC. The company lists the following as key features of the HiBy R6:
- Dual ESS ES9028Q2M DACs
- Snapdragon 425 Processor/3GB RAM
- Bit-perfect output (bypassing Android SRC)
- Android 6.0
- 4.2 inch 300dpi 768X1280 Touchscreen
- Arc-shaped 316L High-impact Stainless Steel CNC Body
- Supports Line out and coaxial digital output
- Leverages OPA1612 x 2 and TPA6120A x 2
- 4,000 mAh battery
- Supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands
- Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X lossless
- MicroSD card slot
- Supports: FLAC, APE, WMA, WAV, ALAC, Apple LOSSLESS, DSF and DSDIFF
- Dual headphone jacks
HiBy Music specializes in research, development and sales of high quality portable audio products. With over 30 professional audio R&D staff, over 10 years of history in the portable audio field, we have jointly developed dozens of portable digital audio players (DAPs), earphones, USB DACs, etc. With several well known portable audio brands. Our own HiByMusic smartphone audio player app also has a user base of 500 thousand users spread over 90 countries around the globe and has won accolades from professional users regarding its audio quality.
The HiBy R6 is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo and has reached over 50% of its goal. The cheapest offering is $479USD and they’re shooting for a March 2018 delivery date.
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Last Updated on December 5, 2017.