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Chi-Fi
Excellence

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Ideal for
Commuting

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

ESS Sabre ES9281PRO
DAC Chip

Pair with Laptop via
USB-C to USB-A Adapter

70+70mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Metal
Build

Super Lightweight
Design

DESCRIPTION

HI-RES CERTIFIED SUPPORTING MQA FOR HIGHEST QUALITY AUDIO

HiBy FC3 is capable of unfolding MQA audio bringing you the full studio / concert experience. The FC3 includes MQA Renderer technology, which can connect to an MQA Core signal and complete the final unfold of an MQA file. MQA-enabled software must be used on the smartphone (e.g. HiBy Music, TIDAL) to realise 4x unfolding of MQA audio. The device is certified by the Japan Audio Society for high resolution audio.
FC3

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SUPPORTS PCM AUDIO WITH HIFI DAC ES9281PRO

HiBy FC3 supports PCM up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD128 DoP. The ES9281pro DAC is behind the all-format HiFi decoding power of the FC3. This combination of the technology enables FC3 to deliver crystal clear sound no matter what the genre.

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ANDROID, IOS SUPPORT WITH 3.5MM CONNECTION AND CAPABILITY TO BE USED AS A AUDIO INTERFACE

The HiBy FC3 is universally compatible with all common devices running Android or iOS. FC3 comes equipped with industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack, which enables you to connect standard wired headphones for a true high resolution music experience. FC3 is also capable of being used as a standalone sound card with windows 10 and macOS. The device offers plug and play support for convenient connectivity and enabling your device to output high-quality audio.

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LOW POWER CONSUMPTION, HIGH OUTPUT POWER

HiBy FC3 is engineered for low power consumption, restricting it to drain the battery on your smartphone and letting you enjoy your music without any hassles. FC3 outputs a whopping 70+70mW@32 Ohms, which is enough to power all kinds of HiFi headphones.

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ALUMINUM ALLOY BODY WITH EASY ACCESS VOLUME BUTTONS

The FC3 with its simple elegant lines, high lit bevelled edges and all aluminium alloy body is built to withstand anything. For ease of access, there is a 30 stepped hardware volume button that allows you to adjust the volume on the fly.

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RGB INDICATOR LIGHT FOR VARIOUS MUSIC FORMATS AND SAMPLE RATE

The indicator light glows in different colours according to the currently playing music format / sample rate. Red: connected, not playing
Blue: playing at PCM 32-48kHz
Green: playing at PCM 88.2-192kHz / DSD64
Light green: playing at PCM 352.8-384kHz / DSD128
Purple: playing MQA

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SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
DAC CHIP ES9281PRO
HARDWARE BUTTON Volume +/-
DSD SUPPORT Up to DSD128 (DoP)
INDICATOR LIGHT RGB LED status indicator
USB PORT Type-C
HEADPHONE OUTPUT Standard 3.5mm headphone port for headphones and CTIA-standard headsets, does not support line control
MICROPHONE Support (Available in non-exclusive mode)
MICROPHONE Support (Available in non-exclusive mode)
DIMESIONS 45*13*9 mm
HI-RES CERTIFIED Yes
COMPATIBILITY Andriod, iOS, Windows, MAC OS
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. HiBy FC3 headphone DAC+Amp
2. Type-C to Type-C OTG interconnect
3. USB to Type-C interconnect
4. Packing box
5. User manual
6. Warranty card
7. QC certificate

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1 Year Warranty

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Prashant Shirke (Mumbai)
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Underwhelmed - if that's a word

Earphones/headphones used - Sennheiser momentum wired , jays a jays one , Sennheiser hd 599

Source - iphone 7 plus ,iphone 11 pro max , PC , google pixel 2

I use the iphone as a primary source of music with amazon music and jiosaavn with the highest quality streaming possible

Straight out of the box the Hiby doesn't have a lightning to usb c cable included , so look at spending between 500 to 2000 rupees more for it , I did , bought an amkette first , it didn't power up the DAC , thought there might be an issue with the cable , so bought a boat mfi certified cable , that too didn't work.So 2 new cables tried across 2 iphones and an ipad even, without luck .

Tried with the usb to usb c from the PC and the DAC powered up and was pretty much plug and play , acting as the default sound card .

Tried with the pixel 2 , again worked flawlessly - as far as the powering up was concerned

Coming to the sound quality - if you compare with the output of fairly decent earphones , it hardly makes a difference - to put it in Hindi , it is 19-20

The sound stage was minimally expanded , transparency was fair , i don't know what i expected but am pretty much sure that my earphones and the dac on the iphone are doing a decent enough job for me not to spend on the Hiby.

Unsolicited advice : instead of this DAC invest that amount on a higher end earphone / headphone

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Tushar Burman (Mumbai)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Good package and performance

In my brief use of the HiBy FC3, I've found it to improve the sound on my Meze 99 Neo headphones. The claimed 70mw per channel output is plenty for the efficient (30mw nominal) headphones, and drives them with some authority. I've occasionally heard some popping sounds when connected to a mobile device (iOS and Android tested), but didn't experience this on desktop.

The volume button seems extraneous, but is surprisingly useful. The build is metal and good enough. There's a pronounced seam around the case, diminishing the otherwise nice brushed, monolithic look. The LED at the back glows different colours depending on the bitrate being processed. MQA fans can feel warm and fuzzy when it turns purple. A free MQA subscription is included for the "HIBY Music" app. I'm not sure what to do with that. The output is single-ended 3.5mm headphone only, and the socket feels a bit stiff when plugging things in.

Android/Desktop users are sorted -- usb-c to usb-c and usb-c to usb-a cables are inclided. iOS users are out of luck; the lightning to USB-C cable is optional and costs a bit. The usual ones don't work.

I'd recommend this for someone wanting a low-profile dac/amp for portable use as I did.

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H Thang Chungnunga (Imphal)
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Amp for first timer

I am first timer to portable amp for headphone. It was like a new horizon of audiophiles opened up. Enjoyed so much on KZ SZS10 pro IEM right now. Will try on headphones later.

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janapareddy sivakumar (Hyderabad)
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
just ok

not much great

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