Hiby R6 DAP Full REVIEW

The Great Sound Generator

The Hiby R6 is the world’s most advanced HiFi music player, it comes with not one, but dual ES9028Q2M DAC chips, coupled with a HiFi discrete amplification architecture after the dual DACs comprising 5 separate chips, including high quality OPA1612 LPF and TPA6120 amplification chips for high power output (up to 300mW under a 32Ω)

R6 supports all high-resolution audio formats, equipped with WiFi and DNLA Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, ensuring flawless wireless communication.

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From Hiby

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Unboxing and build

 

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Photo bombs awaaaaay!!!

 

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You wanna Tweak? Me too!

 

Hiby has it’s own steroid enhanced version of Viper for Android and boy is it a winner.

MageSound 8-Ball

 

That’s the name of their main DSP or should I say full suite of DSP’s

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It’s called 8-ball but has 10 setting bars

 

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Each of the 10 sliders has an effect of counter effect that can be adjusted in increasing amounts of range

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Other DSP include a Parametric EQ which is really what most folks like myself want. It is a work in progress as I have a pre-release device and pre-release firmware. It should be epic when complete.

 

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Has a standard  Graphic EQ with some pre-sets.

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Before we continue..

 

hibynn

 

Digital music players do not have sound characteristics like:

speakers/transducers/drivers <<<all names for the same thing which are your headphones or earbuds and everything in between.

 

Calling a Music player “U” shaped (Bass up, mids down, Treble up) is a symptom of the internet allowing anyone with a website…(looks in mirror) to make pronouncements about shit they know nothing about. George D. (Figure it out) is a guy who loves everything and drops the collective I.Q. of the entire hobby by about 20pts. He’s a hype man who thinks he reviews stuff.

 

No, I’m a hype man. I hype what I love and you don’t see stuff I don’t like. You see an un-box and then nothing ever again. What happened to that thing?

 

Short version?

kinda sucked, not gonna advise anyone spend anything on it. That’s it.

 

 

These devices with help from filters have very subtle nuances that make one or the other more preferable to any given individual.

 

You got it? Your fucking headphones exert more influence on the final sound you hear and anyone who implies otherwise is a fucking con man plain and simple.

 

Moving the fuck on….

 

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Spec’s

  • Bit-perfect output (bypassing Android SRC)

First DAP manufacturer to come right out and claim bit-perfect without any qualifiers about this mode or that setting. It has what they call DTA (Direct Transport Audio)

  • Dual ES9028Q2M DACs for a silky smooth sound

Mobile version of high quality DAC x2

  • Snapdragon 425 SoC Processor with 3GB RAM

This is where shit get real. 3 gigs. What is the difference between a DAP with 1 gig or 2? Who cares…They both don’t have 3. The Hiby R6 has 3 and this device is very fucking fast son

  • 4.2’’ 768X1280  Touchscreen

Very nice screen, lie the Dx200 without ghosting and pedestrian ipod audio quality.

  • Android 6.X system 

Almost the latest and very stable. no glitches even on my demo model

  • Four-Way LPF for First-Rate Amplification

  • 32GB Build-in Storage and up to 2TB expandable Storage

  • Support most high-resolution audio formats, at up to 384kHz/32Bit, DSD 256

  • Supports Line out and coaxial digital output

  • 12 hours playing time with Quick Charge 3.0 

  • 2.4/5G Wi-Fi

  • Bluetooth 4.0 ( aptX )

 

 

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Why this DAP and not the other?

 

Speed.

Blazing 3Gig of RAM…hold my phone wait… no that’s my DAP ..kinda speed that is going to be the industry standard within months of this post for top shelf items running robust droid platforms.

 

 

 

 

The R6 has the fastest, most intuitive user interface of any droid based DAP I have ever touched. It’s insane.

 

 

 

 

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Stuff I don’t like:

  • 1 SD card

This is done with a mind toward speed and was not a cost saving thing on the part of Hiby…knowing that and understanding that makes it O.K., but…….I want the whole world in my hand

I want the whole world in my hand

I want the whole… world… in… my…. haaaaaaaaaand!!

  • I want a cover, should have a jacket to protect it’s sexy body. Fake leather…free in package…real leather…optional item 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

(Insert comparisons to other DAP’s here)

Ever read music player compares and the dude never even mentioned the songs played when the conclusions were made? Kinda boggles the mind.

 

I got you bruh!

 

 

Before I started messin’ with DSP the sound had a sense of impact that is not going to show in a graph.  Aside from that every trait assigned to this device by others in the future will be them talking about their IEM/Headphones.

Bass, wide stage, mids/treble are driver traits.

 

 

 

Sony EX1000 are my ears. I know these so well.

They have a audiophile bass but can be EQ’d. Before doing so, the bass on these seemed stout and defined with impact when using the Hiby R6 in balanced mode. The filters and power stage on this device must be real good.

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If you want to ask about the R6 compared to another it will be using the Sony EX1000 or Unique Melody ME.1 and it will be a song from the albums above so if you don’t have those IEM or listen to that music it is a waste of time. Sorry but welcome to the real world. With different gear and music the result will be different. That is self explanatory.

 

 

 

 

 

My video review

 

 

 

 

 

Kind of an un-box

 

 

 

 

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Do I rec it?

 

Yeah, I think it is the fastest best sounding most tweakable DAP on the market at any price range and the build quality is outstanding.   They built this to punch the market in the mouth and they broke some teeth…they really built an amazing device.

 

Joe Bloggs and team kicked some ass.

 

That’s my Hiby R6 review….beechuz

 

Pre-order here

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hiby-r6-worlds-most-advanced-android-hi-fi-player-music

 

 

Trust me. Or another dude you never met who never talks about what they listened to while judging audio gear…

10 Comments Add yours

  1. timorinolee says:

    Hey HawaiiBadBoy,

    Watched your review on YouTube regarding this, just wondering how does this DAP compare to the Opus #1 metal premium and Cayin N3/i5? Am extremely tempted, looking for a warmer/musical sound signature as compared to my Aune M1s.

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  2. hawaiibadboy says:

    Sounds wider than OPUS #1 metal (real metal). I think it is super to the N3 of course and i5 as well due to sonics, interface and power also RAM. Closest in sound would be opus but with more bass impact and speed,flexibility.

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  3. HBB

    Do the eq (8 ball) affects streaming apps as well, Tidal in particular? I am dying for a dap that has this function!

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    1. hawaiibadboy says:

      I cannot get Tidal to work here in Japan 😦 I got a VORZUGE review coming during the holidays and while doing that i will try messing with the R6 and see if i can get it going. If you PM Joe bloggs he can probably tell you right away

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  4. glassmonkey says:

    Did you try this with any low impedance IEMs? Word on the street is that this bad-boy is rocking 10ohm output impedance. Could affect frequency response on lots of multi-BA setups (which aren’t your bag, being a bass lover). Could be of interest to some folk.

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    1. hawaiibadboy says:

      Lowest impedance is the 12 BA U12 and they had more bass than usual. Twister has one and lots of in ear goodies so that base will be covered. For the speed junkie screen whores like me who like that stuff plus good sound and tweakability this thing is the fucking bomb 😉

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  5. ZeeBAD says:

    Do you recommend for me to buy this or the hidiz AP 200 am new to this day world ,and what is your feedback on the hidiz AP 200

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    1. hawaiibadboy says:

      R6 is the BOSS. AP200 is a great affordable device though. R6 is more expensive but i think it is worthy. Try to listen to both if you can. If not i rec R6

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  6. Doctor doy says:

    Well I want to ask how is r6 compared to Shanling M3s and astellnkern any model ,which all are good for continuous 5-6 hours of listening daily ,with 1more quad core driver item

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  7. sam says:

    are those your default settings for your equ (8ball) ? if not do u mind sharing your ultimate setting 😉

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