Recent content by 3Putter
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    I like Headfonics but it's an elitist site. The more it costs the better the review. Fact is, if we had endless incomes we'd buy the most expensive and be happy. But instead we're buying what were willing to spend and either loving it or justifying it with excuses.
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    I didn't know the Tidal app would be functional offline. Ok, I'll give it a try. Thanks!
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    yes, they're my playslists from Tidal. Is there a way to download to my memory card my Tidal files for offline listening? If not, no biggie.
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    Audio quest dragonfly red vs DAP

    My new Hiby R5G2 was $399. Love it. Rarely use my iPhone or Cobalt now. Sounds better, has storage for offline listening, and works great. Figured for $400 I could see how much I use it and upgrade in a few years if I love it. If I don't I can sell it and not be hurt too badly. I am not sure...
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    I am and I receive a clearer and louder signal for the same volume setting. It’s more clinical but I don’t object to it. I’d rather hear all that is available than not with 3.5. There’s a distinct difference in MQA titles with a balanced cable. Again, I’m very satisfied with my purchase in 2.5...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Cobalt is nice. I just purchased a Hiby R5 Gen 2 and I rarely use my Cobalt.
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    Being connected to track and field like I am I have NEVER seen anyone train, compete, practice, or otherwise with a DAP this size in their hand. But, the feature ‘deficiency’ you point out may help Hiby and those who want this feature in the future.
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    For $399 and this great sound you’re bitching about this feature missing?
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    I buy plenty vinyl, thank you for your suggestion. What would you like to hear about the R5G2? I'm not a professional reviewer but I could spend a few hours using the boiler plate review format and do one but I'm a part timer. This is my first DAP and I love it. It has terrific sound and opens...
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    Tidal’s financial issues were five years ago. I’m not gonna be happy with you tightwads if they go out of business! It’s $20 a month. Less than a $1 a day. It sounds better than Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music. Qobuz sounds terrific but doesn’t have the library Tidal does. Tidal claims they...
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    I’ve been a full pay member going on 5 years. For as much as I use it it’s a bargain.
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    That stinks. I've had a few Android issues but I restarted the device and voila, works perfect since. I'm a low fi or mid-fi budget guy and right now I'm hearing some incredible sound coming from my DAP. In a few years I may go for a higher end unit but I'm really excited about my time with the...
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    Gotcha, it’s working great now. Digging it immensely! Now I need to upgrade to some higher end IEMs. Or do I?
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    I had it on the Class A amp very early on since I turned it on today. To my ears the Class A adds a more full sound and wider stage. Could be placebo but it's immediate to my ears.
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    I had the same problem. It was playing but no sound. I was downloading a bunch of playlists at the same time. I pulled the top menu drop down and hit the icon one in from the right and music started playing immediately. Dumb luck because I have no idea why or what I pushed. Its that small circle...
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