Back in December, we covered the HiBy R6 Hi-Fi player which ended up being fully funded on Indiegogo. Now, HiBy is back with the R3 ultraportable Hi-Fi player for you audiophiles out there. It’s true that most of us probably use our smartphones to stream and listen to music but there are some out there who love a dedicated music player. Not just any player either, the R3 is made for Hi-Fi users, something most smartphones cannot provide.
Many people think the MP3 player is dead, and that nobody uses it anymore when they have smartphones already in their pockets. But that is not we think here at HiBy. Especially not after our successful campaign on Indiegogo last December that raised $320,000USD for our amazing R6. Now, we have has just launched our second product, the remarkable R3. And in only 24 hours, it has already raised $120,000USD. It surely will become another success. There is demand for a quality mp3 player and we believe the R3 is that player.
Here are some product features:
- Built-in Tidal service
- 3.2-inch full touchscreen
- Bluetooth 4.1, apt-X support
- Wi-Fi, DLNA and AirPlay, Tidalsupport
- 2.5mm balanced output
- ESS ES9028Q2M DAC
- PCM up to 384Khz/64biit, Native DSD 256
- 10 hours playtime
While I personally use my Android and iPhone to stream music, I do accept that there is a set of people who still want a dedicated Hi-Fi player. Maybe the R3 is the one for you, be sure to check out the Kickstarter below to find out more.
The R3 is crowdfunding on Kickstarter right now. As with any crowdfunding campaign, there is a risk supporting them. We’ve recently heard about several that we’ve written about that have failed or are having issues. Our reporting on crowdfunding campaigns does not mean we support or are affiliated with them. Support at your own risk.
Last Updated on March 28, 2018.