The review of HiBy R5 Sabre version is on approach…

Thanks to HiBy, our review of the latest version of R5 HiRes DAP (with suffix “Sabre”, no it has nothing to do with ESS Sabre DAC chips, just a similar name) that has arrived a couple of days ago is already at work. Here are a couple of pictures of this beautiful gadget next to its predecessor. Meanwhile, we would like to remind you of its specifications:
General HW&SW:
– Operating System Android 8.1
– SoC Snapdragon 425
– No. of CPU Cores 4
– CPU Max Frequency 1.4GHz
– Display 4.0 inches, IPS
– Resolution 540*1080
– PPI 300
– Touchscreen control
– Internal Storage 16GB
– External Storage Up tp 512GB + via 1 micro SD card
– Firmware Update Over-the-air update
– Text Size Ajustable
– 3rd Party Apps Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk download

– DAC CS43198 x 2
– C43198 dual crystal oscillators (45.1584 + 49.152MHz)
– Max output power: 1040mW+1040mW@16Ω / 564mW+564mW@32Ω
– Headphone Impedance Range 16~300Ω
– EQ Adjustments 10 bands (±12dB)
– MSEB function
– Channel Balance L 10dB to R 10dB
– Gain Level Low / High
– USB DAC PCM/DoP/Native
– Headphone Out 3.5mm
– Balanced Headphone Out 4.4mm
– Line Out 3.5mm LO
– Balanced Out 4.4mm LO
– Digital Out SPDIF (USB out)

-WIFI 5GHz/2.4GHz, supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n protocols
– Two-way Bluetooth 4.2 (supports: apt-X, apt-X HD, LDAC, UAT)
– USB TypeC (USB2.0 data rate)
– Physical:
– Buttons 6 physical buttons
– Buttons Definitions Power/Previous/Pause/Next/Volume Up/Volume Down
– Colors Black/Gray/Gold
– Dimensions 107.7*61.2*15.6mm

– Power Supply 9V/1.5A
– Battery 3500mAh
– Charge Time 2H
– Charge Protocol QC3.0

This little fellow is a mighty powerhouse that would drive you and your headphones crazy! The main difference of the newest version is the use of different OPAs (1648 instead of 1612). HiBy claims it to sound colder and more detailed. Anyway, we would see…

Stay tuned, the review would be ready soon. Please, subscribe!

You can already purchase this great DAP at HiBy official store: LINK

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