HiBy - R6 III (Gen 3)

Hi-Res Digital Audio Player

Sale price₹ 42,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 49,999

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the HiBy - R6 III (Gen 3) with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this HiBy - R6 III (Gen 3) comes with a 1 Year warranty from HiBy that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Why HiBy is Special


Designed in China

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.


Born in 2011

Why we love this DAP

Premium Economy

Sensible spending and class above in quality. 

This headphone or gear offers top-notch sound and performance without much impact on your pocket, promising a delightful experience that exceeds your expectations at an economical price point.

If you see a product marked as “💎 Premium Economy," it indicates that you're getting a high-quality audio product with exceptional sound clarity and reliable performance, all at a budget-friendly price.

Ideal for Beginners

Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!

If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.

If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

Audiophile Community Favourite

This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.

It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.

If you see a product marked as “🦋 Audiophile Community Favourite”, you're in for a sonic treat with top-tier sound quality that will make your ears swoon and elevate your listening experience to new heights!

Use Wirelessly with Bluetooth

Enjoy the convenience of seamless wireless connectivity

This headphone or gear indicates that the product supports wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, freeing you from the tangles of cords and cables.

If you see products marked as “✂️ Use Wirelessly with Bluetooth”, enjoy the freedom to stream music, make calls, and more, all without being tethered to your device, giving you the flexibility to move around and multitask with ease.

Battery Life

No need to be connected to the power socket with these devices.

This headphone or gear promises long-lasting battery performance, ensuring your device keeps up with your adventures without missing a beat.

If you see products marked as “⏳ Battery Life”, be rest assured that you'll enjoy extended usage time, whether it's for uninterrupted music playback, extended gaming sessions, or all-day productivity, keeping you powered up throughout your day.

Battery Capacity

Power that keeps your music going.

This headphone or gear has ample battery capacity, promising you plenty of juice to power through your day with gusto.

If you see products marked as “🔋 Battery Capacity”, rejoice in the knowledge that your device is equipped with a robust battery, providing you with extended usage time and reducing the frequency of recharges, so you can focus on your favourite tracks.


Storage is important. Even in this era of streaming music, you’d want to make sure you have enough space to store your amazing collection of music on your player. Imagine a long flight, it’s your offline files you’re going to be listening to.

Keeping your entire collection of Hi-Resolution music in one place is the most convenient way of carrying your music library. However, Hi-Resolution files are heavy. Most songs in a FLAC format can be about 100mb per track. So more space is always better.

Most players support both internal storage and expandable storage via an external memory card. Make sure you check both - the internal memory on players, and consider the maximum supported size of the expandable storage. It’s best to keep your library of offline files in expandable storage and use the internal storage for saving files from streaming apps.

At the time of writing this article, MicroSD cards for 256 GB were easily available and affordable for less than Rs. 2000. Higher capacity cards are also available, but that seems to be the sweet spot.

Built like a Tank

No need to worry about durability.

If you're seeking a headphone or gear with a strong, rugged build, this snapshot indicates that this is the one for you.

If you see a product marked with “🪖 Built like a Tank", it means this product is crafted with metal in its design, ensuring exceptional robustness and durability.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.

This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.

If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Power Output

When you need that juice to get the best out of your products.

This headphone or gear packs a punch, revealing the product's impressive power output capabilities, ensuring it can handle even the most demanding products with ease.

If you see products marked as “🚀 Power Output”, you're in for a treat with robust performance for driving high-fidelity products without breaking a sweat.

Balanced Output

Upgrading from single-ended to balanced can be the easiest way to improve your sound.

This DAC, Amp or Hi-Res player offers a balanced output, ensuring pristine audio quality with minimised interference and enhanced clarity for your listening pleasure.

If you see a product marked as "⚖️ Balanced Output”, get ready for a symphony of crystal-clear tunes, free from any unwanted noise drama!


The R6 III marks the third iteration of HiBy's acclaimed R6 Android digital audio player. It incorporates advanced audio circuitry featuring dual ES9038Q2M DAC chips, selectable Class A and Class AB amplification, and dual independent crystal oscillators, all contributing to exceptional sound quality. The new R6 III is powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC and runs on the open Android 12 OS, enabling compatibility with the latest multimedia apps. It ensures systemwide bit-perfect audio for high-resolution sound across various applications. With its premium build, the HiBy R6 III offers a compact and convenient way to enjoy excellent audio performance.



HiBy showcases a premium setup of dual DACs featuring two ES9038Q2M 32-bit Stereo DAC chips. The 9038Q2M DAC chipset is renowned for its impeccable high-resolution audio signal decoding, offering a pristine output with minimal background noise and ultra-low distortion. Whether in SE or balanced mode, the dual ES9038Q2M DACs work harmoniously, maximising fidelity. This architecture is complemented by voltage mode amplification in conjunction with class A amplification, striking a perfect balance between quality, power, and endurance. This dual DAC configuration effortlessly decodes DSD 512 audio signals natively and PCM signals up to 32bit / 768kHz.



The all-new R6 III by HiBy introduces a dual amplification setup. This includes pure Class A amplification that complements the low-distorted Sabre DAC output, delivering a robust, clean signal. Additionally, there's the easily switchable Class AB amp mode. The Class A circuit incorporates 2 OPA1652 OP Amps, 4 Elna audio capacitors, and 16 hand-matched transistors to eliminate crossover distortion, enhance musical texture, and ensure rapid transient response. In Class A mode, the R6 III attains continuous peak power output. Shifting to Class AB mode optimises power efficiency and sound quality for extended battery life. With the flexibility to choose between Class A and AB amplification, users can tailor power consumption and audio quality based on their portable or stationary needs, accommodating a range of headphones from IEMs to full-size models with exceptional performance.



The R6 III boasts comprehensive audio capabilities, effortlessly handling advanced PCM, DSD, and MQA audio signals with finesse. Its prowess encompasses MQA signals unfolded to a remarkable 16x, PCM signals reaching a pinnacle of 32Bit/768kHz, and native DSD decoding up to DSD512. Leveraging the robust processing power of the SoC, the R6 III achieves unprecedented MQA data unfolding, faithfully recreating master tape nuances even from compact source files. HiBy's ingenious system-wide bit-perfect audio architecture ensures high-resolution audio decoding across diverse applications. The unique Direct Transport Architecture (DTA) of HiBYOS circumvents sample rate conversion at the system kernel level, enabling seamless bit-perfect output at the original sample rate through headphone outs, line outs, or the USB Audio digital output, even for third-party apps.



The HiBy R6 III is equipped with dual independent high-end crystal oscillators. These oscillators, operating at 45.158MHz and 49.152MHz, ensure meticulous 1024x oversampling for 44.1kHz and 48kHz audio, achieving femtosecond accuracy. They deliver a low phase noise of -159dBc/Hz @1kHz (0.000001%), contributing to an output signal with ultra-low jitter. The R6 III offers versatile wireless capabilities, including two-way Bluetooth 5.0 supporting protocols like DLNA, Airplay, HiByLink, and all Bluetooth audio codecs such as UAT, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC, and SBC. Additionally, the device features dual-band WiFi connectivity (2.4GHz + 5GHz) for enhanced connection speed and stability, enabling seamless music streaming.



Every facet of the HiBy R6 III has been meticulously crafted, including its input and output section, to ensure an expansive array of connectivity options for an unparalleled music experience. With dedicated 3.5mm and 4.4mm headphone out and line out ports, each equipped with independent volume memory, you can seamlessly connect single-ended and balanced IEMs and headphones. Additionally, drawing from the adaptability of HiBYOS, the R6 III serves as a versatile USB DAC, supports USB DAC playback, functions as an audio source via coaxial digital output or premium ES9038 DAC-powered analogue line out, and even operates as a Bluetooth receiver for playing to other Bluetooth devices. This remarkable versatility effortlessly integrates the HiBy R6 III into any audio setup.



HiBy has enhanced the R6 III's Android OS, upgrading it to the latest Android 12 version. It's fuelled by a Snapdragon 665 SoC and 4GB of RAM, ensuring seamless multitasking across various multimedia applications. The Snapdragon 665, built on an advanced 11nm silicon process, elevates the R series' performance, enabling effortless multitasking and robust audio processing. To further enhance user experience, the R6 III offers 64GB of built-in storage for extensive offline music libraries from streaming apps, and it supports removable micro SD cards of up to 2TB capacity, accommodating your entire music collection.



To enhance the user experience of the R6 III, HiBy's design team has incorporated a generous and crystal-clear 5-inch 720p display. This vibrant screen employs IPS technology, boasts a 16:9 aspect ratio, and features an oleophobic coating for smudge resistance. In support of the spacious display, the R6 III houses a robust 4500mAh battery, ensuring extended usage. Recognising the energy demands of Class A operation, the battery provides up to 12 hours of life, while Class AB mode extends to approximately 15 hours. The R6 III further embraces PD2.0 quick charge protocol for efficient 18W fast charging. Notably, the HiBy R6 III is fully compatible with HiByCast, enabling remote control of various device functions from a smartphone or tablet. HiByCast facilitates the seamless operation and management of third-party applications, offering a comprehensive and convenient experience.

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this HiBy - R6 III (Gen 3) comes with a 1 Year warranty from HiBy that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about HiBy's warranty in India.

Mastering the Art of Portable Music

Drawing from over 15 years of experience, HiBy is a company specializing in music players and accessories, with two subsidiary brands: HiBy Music and HiBy Digital. HiBy Music is dedicated to crafting top-notch portable music players and headphone decoders with a core focus on high-fidelity sound. HiBy Digital leverages HiBy's professional expertise to deliver an array of sleek, digital music consumer electronics, making exceptional music experiences accessible to a vast audience of enthusiasts.

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"It is an affordable and engaging choice for those who are seeking a fast multi-media player or for more advanced users who have external amplifiers to pair with the device."

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"The R6 III is running Android 12 and is using 4gb of RAM and a Snapdragon 665 SOC which really makes this feel like a speed demon compared to even some high end DAPs like the Shanling M6U but at a much cheaper price."

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"It is a source with a pretty balanced, natural and mature presentation that offers also a decent performance in terms of resolution & overall technicality that is available for a quite affordable price."

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"HiBy has certainly come a long way. It is an excellent package altogether. If you’re looking for a capable Android DAP and multimedia device, this is one of the best bets in this price bracket."

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The Headphone List

"At $499, a full $300 less than the starting price of its predecessor, HiBy’s R6 III makes a compelling argument as one of the most full-featured DAPs not only in its price range, but quite a bit north of it as well. "

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Audiophile Heaven

"The treble is really clean and sparkly, with a high amount of energy, and here I can say that I don't hear much difference between Class A and Class AB but both seem to follow the same super detailed and airy presentation. "

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Gov (Bengaluru)
Hiby R6 gen3 (gunmetal gray)

Bought this to avoid recharging mobile frequently and to circumvent Android SRC issue as this DAP supports system wide bit perfect play. First DAP so don't have any yardstick to make a comparison. Peforms well (not as responsive as a flagship mobile but works fine). Sounds excellent. Have had it for couple of days and used it with S12 and Final e3000 iems. Have also tried with hd600 (3.5mm unbalanced) with high gain. Haven't tried all features yet as there's bit of exploration involved due to user guide being very very basic.

Other DAPs considered - Fiio M11 Plus ESS but opted out due to the weight and size, older Android 10.

Thank you for the review! we appreciate it.

Thangam (Chennai)
My first dap.

Solid built quality.
Design is good.
Neat and clean Interface UI.
The sound is good and neutral as what i expected.
MSEB feature makes this dap unavoidable.

Value For Money.
Very much enjoying this one.
I'm satisfied with the product.

Special thanks to Headphone zone community for teaching about audiophile.
Thank you.

Great review! Thanks for taking the time to write it. We're glad to hear that our product has helped you improve your sound quality.

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