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HiBy - R8 II

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1. What is a Pre-Order product?
A Pre-order product is a product that we especially order for you from the brand. Once you place an order with us, we will order it from the brand for you.

2. How do I know when the product will be delivered?
There is a rough timeline on the product availability and once it has been confirmed with the brand, we will inform you.

3. Do you order the product from the brand as soon as I place the order?
We do not immediately order the product but add it in the upcoming order.

4. Will you be giving me updates?
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5. I’d like to make changes to/cancel my order?
You can only cancel/make changes to your order until we place the order with the brand. Since the product is specifically being ordered for you, we will be unable to cancel/make changes once we order the product from the brand.

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the HiBy - R8 II 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)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this HiBy - R8 II 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.

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Why HiBy is Special

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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.

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Born in 2011

Why we love this DAP

I Am Worth It

Only for the most passionate and discerning audiophiles who want the very best.


Audiophiles desire class-defining products that not only meet their needs but truly blows their expectation in quality and performance.


If you see a product marked with “👑 I Am Worth It," rest assured that it's a timeless investment. Its value cannot be measured with ordinary benchmarks and is an indulgence only for a select few.

Serious Audiophiles Only

Diving deeper into exploring the hobby is never enough.


If you're an audiophile on a hunt for a device that meets your high standards, this is one such headphone or gear designed for discerning audiophiles like you in mind.


If you see a product marked with “🦈 Serious Audiophiles Only" we assure you that this device can match your depth of knowledge and expertise to take your passion for audio to the next level.

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

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.

EXPERIENCE THE SOUND OF A CONCERT HALL WITH THE ALL-NEW PORTABLE DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER - THE HIBY R8 II

Hiby introduces the portable concert hall, flagship digital audio player, and the all-new R8 II. HiBy has upgraded the original R8 and has launched the R8 II with the "Portable Concert Hall" ethos. R8 II takes one step further in filling out the large soundstage projected by the series with a new level of sound detail and density. The HiBy R8 aims to bring out the openness and power of an orchestral performance into a portable listening environment, all thanks to the all-new flexible Darwin-MPA architecture. The Multiphase PWM Array design of the HiBy R8 II adopts a 16-way current mode DAC paired with I/V conversion and LPF output stage. This design aims to create a detailed and crisp sound, which lets you experience a massive concert-hall-type feeling. HiBy has designed the R8 II with top-quality hardware aiming to deliver top-level sound performance, suitable for enthusiasts like you who look forward to experiencing hi-res sound. The HiBy R8 has intricate design details showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship of HiBy with a curvy stainless steel frame and a premium Alcantara back panel. Let's discover the excellent performance of the HiBy R8 II.

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ENGINEERED WITH THE DARWIN-MPA ARCHITECTURE WITH DSD1024 DECODING CAPABILITY

HiBy has engineered the Darwin-MPA (Multiphase PWM Array) design architecture in the all-new R8 II. The distinguished features of Darwin R2R are intact in the R8 II to keep up with the flagship title. The Darwin-MPA in R8 II works efficiently with the flexible and versatile design of the Darwin R2R. It oversamples the input signals to 128x via the Darwin V2 filter system, which also has a non-oversampling function. This may optionally emulate various types of non-oversampling DAC functionality via 3 built-in NOS filters or follow a hybrid approach via the built-in Darwin Ultra filter. The oversampling (or non-oversampling) process follows a cascaded FIR design with a precise 1024-tap opening stage. The design has a 16-way current mode DAC arrangement coupled with I/V conversion and LPF stage, preparing the signal for the output with efficiency. HiBy R8 Gen II has an excellent design to ensure the delivery of hi-res sound performance. The HiBy R8 II provides DSD1024, which is one of the highest-quality digital audio formats on the market and encodes music at a higher bitrate and sample rate. The PCM1536/32 also ensures more detailed audio processing for a more realistic and natural sound. The strong processing power of the DSD1024 in the HiBy R8 II coupled with the MQA 16x unfolding, delivers the unprecedented MQA data possible, reproducing the original master tape from ever smaller source files.
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POWERFUL AMPLIFICATION OF THE DUAL ADA4625-2 WITH CLASS A AND AB MODES

HiBy has designed the amp circuit of R8 II with class-leading components on the analogue circuit. It houses a dual headphone amplification circuit in Class A and AB modes, and R8 II allows you to switch between the modes efficiently. The HiBy R8 II features the NJW1195A integrated circuit that provides a 4-channel electronic volume with 4-in 2-out stereo audio selector. The Class-A amp circuit is powered by dual ADA4625-2 OP Amps and 16 custom-developed transistors for zero crossover distortion and fast transient performance and allows extra control over the IEMs with Class-A mode. The Class AB mode is supported with three OPA1612 OP Amps that yield better battery life, control heating, and provides efficient output power that will drive well with most of the IEMs in the market. So the conclusion is that Class-A mode aims to deliver consistent performance while Class-AB mode aims to provide more battery life and less heat dissipation in your R8 II.

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VERSATILE MUSIC PLAYER WITH DUAL HEADPHONE AND LINEOUT PORTS, BLUETOOTH AND WI-FI CONNECTIVITY

HiBy R8 II supports dual independent headphones and lineout connections. The four ports are 3.5mm headphone out, 4.4mm headphone out, 3.5mm line out and 4.4mm line out. These ports are all separate, and they support volume memory. With the HiBy R8 II, experience concert hall music listening with your favourite IEM or Headphones. HiBy has also featured R8 II 2.4 & 5GHz Dual band WiFib connectivity, offering stable and fast connection for all your high-quality online music. The HiBy R8 II Bluetooth connectivity (sending and receiving audio) also supports multiple hi-res Bluetooth audio codecs such as UAT, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, and SBC. HiBy has also equipped R8 II with its self-developed Music Player App.
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EMBEDDED WITH PRECISION CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS, ELNA AUDIO CAPACITORS AND TURBO MODE FOR POWERFUL PERFORMANCE

HiBy has equipped R8 II with two dedicated high-frequency precision crystal oscillators of 90.3168 and 98.304MHz. They provide atomic clock accuracy to all digital audio samples. The compact yet powerful HiBy R8 II can drive most IEMs and Headphones with its strong output support. HiBy has also featured R8 II with a high-power Turbo mode on the device that increases the output current to ±7.5V increasing the overall output power and taking its performance to an all-new level. The max voltage delivers max volume and full throttle to maximise the output quality. Turning on Turbo mode increases power reserves by 25%, unlocking the high-power power supply with one touch of the screen. The HiBy R8 II includes flagship-grade analog circuit components, the 4 tube-like Elna audio capacitors for an analogue, detailed sound character. It also features 28 high-capacity tantalum capacitors, a loadout befitting a flagship audio player.

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HOUSING A 12000MAH BATTERY WITH A QUICK CHARGING PROTOCOL FOR SUPPLYING EFFICIENT POWER FOR YOUR JAMMING SESSIONS

HiBY R8 II houses a 12000mAh sufficient battery that is custom-made for efficient power consumption. The 12000mAh battery also ensures adequate power for class A and turbo modes. The battery offers 21 hours on a single-ended connection and 11 hours on balanced. The battery in R8 II provides an independent power supply to Digital, D/A, preamp and postamp circuits with no cross-over. The battery powers the headphone amp by a low-ripple DC/DC transformer + 3 high-flux, low-IR, fully shielded high-power inductors. The lowpass filters by a DC/DC transformer + 6 high PSRR +/- LDOs, supplying either side channels. The battery also powers DAC by a DC/DC transformer and two ultra-low ripple LDOS, which provide power independently to both channels. HiBy has protected the battery of the R8 II with a pure copper battery case, which is highly efficient in heat dissipation and keeps your R8 II's internals cool in the hottest situations. The battery can be charged quickly with the quick charging protocol support, providing up to 20 W fast recharging for your HiBy R8 II.

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ANDROID 12 OPERATING SYSTEM WITH QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 665 ADVANCED 11NM PROCESSOR

HiBy operates with the latest Android 12, allowing you to install streaming apps for an elevated music listening experience. The Android 12 is re-coded from the ground for simplified operation, higher CPU efficiency and faster response in your R8 II. HiBy is also equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 and utilises an advanced 11nm processor for power efficiency while ensuring fluid multitasking and smooth user interface experience with uninterrupted music listening with your R8 II. The HiBy R8 II offers boundless 8GB for faster enjoyment of more content and 256GB for practically unlimited streaming downloads with or without an extra microSD card.

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FEATURES A 5.9” LARGE DISPLAY WITH 1080P RESOLUTION, USB 3.2 GEN 2, SYSMTEMWIDE BIT-PERFECT AUDIO AND HIBY CAST REMOTE CONTROL

HiBy has featured the R8 II with a 5.9” large display carved with corning gorilla glass and 2160x1080 resolution. The ratio aspect of HiBy R8 II is 2:1 with oleophobic coating. The HiBy R8 II also features a systemwide bit-perfect audio (Direct Transfer Architecture) HiBY OS-exclusive DTA technology. The bit-perfect audio bypasses Android SRC from the roots of the system enabling it from third-party apps by simply plugging your IEMs in with the HiBy R8 II. You can also use bit-perfect audio with the USB audio output in R8 II. HiBy features HiByCast remote control, allowing remote control of all functions with the R8 II on smartphones and tablets. With the HiByCast featured in R8 II, you can control the opening and operation of third-party apps on the R8 II with your smart devices.

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SHOWCASING EXQUISITE DESIGN IN COLLABORATION WITH ALCANTARA

HiBy has collaborated with Alcantara to break material barriers and create the impossible with its exclusive craftsmanship, adding its backplate design with side material for the case. The HiBy R8 II is crafted with an asymmetrical dual curved surface design that is visually stunning and designed with a high-quality solid stainless steel frame material that possesses high tensile strength, exemplary resistance to rusting, wear and tear, and the ability to retain its stunning visuals through long-term use. HiBy decided on a novel design for R8 II utilizing Bayer UE95 TPU as the material for the protective shell. The two unique materials blend to form tactility and ensure excellent load bearing, impact resistance and shock absorbency. This exquisite craftsmanship has already gained hype in the industry as it exudes elegance and is lightweight and comfortable in hand experience.
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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this HiBy - R8 II 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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