HiBy is a Chinese company famous for their music software. Recently, they have released 2 digital audio players (DAPs) in the R3 and R6. I would like to thank HiBy for the review unit of R3. At the moment, their kickstarter campaign is live on and more information can be found on .

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Hardware Specifications

  • CPU Model: Ingenic X1000E
  • DAC: ES9028Q2M
  • Crystal Oscillators: 45.1584MHz – 49.152MHz
  • Control Method: Touch Control
  • Internal Storage: None
  • Storage Expansion Type: Micro SD Card
  • Maximum Storage Expansion: 2TB


  • WiFi: 2.4GHz 1EEE802.11 b/g/n standards supported
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.1, aptX, supported
  • USB Interface: USB Type C, Two-way USB DAC

Display Screen

  • HiBy Player: HiBy OS – Linux Version
  • Display Size: 3.2 inches full-touch screen
  • Display Type: IPS
  • Resolution: 360 * 480

Buttons & Ports

  • Buttons: Side buttons + touchscreen
  • Headphone Output (PO): 3.5mm standard headphone output jack
  • Line Out: Stand 3.5mm port (Shared LO)
  • Balanced Output: 2.5mm TRRS balanced headphone jack
  • USB Connection: USB Type C (USB 2.0/data transfer)

USB Audio (DAC)

  • DSD Support: DSD 256
  • PCM Support: 384kHz/32Bit

Power Specifications

  • Charging Interface: USB Type C
  • USB Power Adapter: DC 5V/1A
  • Battery: Internal 1600 mAh Li-polymer battery
  • Charging Time: <2.5 hours
  • Battery Life: 11 hours


  • Body Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Gain Control: Low/High
  • Equalizer: 10-band EQ (+/- 12dB), 9 presets
  • Digital Filter: Two Modes: Slow Descent/Sharp Drop
  • System Reboot: Hold Power Buton
  • Firmware Upgrade: Supported via SD card (FAT32, exFAT, NTFS all supported) or via internet
  • Storage Expansion: 1 Micro SD Slot
  • Data Transfer: USB 2.0 High Speed

Headphone Output: 3.5mm

  • Output Power: 56mW+56mW
  • Frequency Response: +/- 3dB 20Hz-40KHz
  • SNR: 118dB
  • Channel Separation: 68dB
  • THD+noise: 0.003%

Balanced Headphone Output: 2.5mm

  • Output Power: 112mW+112mW
  • Frequency Response: +/- 3dB 20Hz-40KHz
  • SNR: 115dB
  • Channel Separation: 86dB
  • THD+noise: 0.003%

Line Out

  • Output Power: 1.1Vrms
  • Frequency Response: +/- 3dB 20Hz-40KHz
  • SNR: 116dB
  • THD+noise: 0.005%

Drive Ability

  • 8-100ohm

Product Dimensions

  • 82 * 61 * 13 mm (3.23 * 2.4 * 0.51 inches)

Product Weight

  • About 95g / 0.21lbs

Lossless Format Support

  • DSD: DSD 64/128/256 ( ‘.dsf’, ‘.dff’ )
  • DSD: DSD64 ( ‘.iso’ )
  • APE Fast/High/Normal: 192kHz/24bit (MAX)
  • APE Exra High: 96kHz/24bit (MAX)
  • APE Insane: 96kHz/24bit (MAX)
  • AIFF: 384kHz/32bit (MAX)
  • FLAC: 384kHz/24bit (MAX)
  • WAV: 384kHz/32bit (MAX)
  • WMA Lossless: 96kHz/24bit (MAX)

Lossy Compression

  • MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG…

Unboxing & Accessories

The HiBy R3 comes in a black package with the model name printed on the front and the words “High Resolution Music Player” are printed below it. There are the brand logo and name at the bottom. It comes with a white protective cover with the model name and brand name too. At the back of the protective cover, there are details on the product. After opening the black package, there are the HiBy R3, white hard protective case, USB-Type C cable and instruction manual.


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