DAP Build & Design
The R2 has a rectangular design and utilizes zinc alloy chassis. On the front, there is the touchscreen. At the left side, there are volume up and down buttons. At the right side, there are play/pause button, back & next buttons and microphone. At the top, there are microphone and power button with LED around it. At the bottom, there are Micro SD slot, USB Type C port and 3.5mm standard headphone output jack. The back of the R2 sports the brand logo and some specifications.
The HiBy R2 has the MageSound 8-ball tuner where one can change the temperature, bass extension, bass texture, note thickness, vocals, female overtones, sibilance, impulse response and air. Furthermore, there are 10 sections of EQ with 8 presets (Pop, Blues, Classic, Jazz, Rock, Dance, Metal & Voice) and 1 custom preset. It supports internet radio and Tidal & Qobuz music streaming. Lastly, it can be used as a standalone digital analogue converter (DAC) and supports 3.5mm line out, microphone recording, bi-directional Bluetooth 5.0 bi-directional (Transmission: UAT, LDAC, aptX, AAC, SBC;Reception: UAT, LDAC, AAC, SBC), MQA support, 2.4G/5G dual band Wi-Fi, DLNA, Airplay and HiBy Link. More detailed information can be found under the Specifications section.
The R2 has an optional case that is made of canvas style synthetic leather and it can be purchased from HiBy.