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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    AliExpress suggests it's shipping from China. I dunno about Canada, but pretty much anything Ive ever bought from China here in the US has had either free or super cheap shipping. Shipping time, otoh, is unpredictable - could be as fast as under a week, or could take several months. Probably...
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    HiBy R2 - HiBy's entry-level HiFi digital audio player

    I ordered the WH2 (BA version) plus R2 bundle from the Kickstarter campaign. Looking forward to hearing the WH2, and while I already have the R3 Pro, it will be interesting to compare the two players, and nice to have a smaller DAP with nearly the same feature set (only lacking the balanced...
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    Wiwoo H11 portable DAP

    Basic inexpensive lossless DAP with Bluetooth, 3.5MM, SD, FM radio, and 30-hour battery. Anybody else have one of these? I found it for the ridiculousy low price of $11 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WV9FDD2 (Regularly $35.99, use coupon code JU9YBPFP for $10.80 price). [edit: coupon...
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    Hiby R2, R3, R3 Pro radio.txt File - 226 Verified Stations including SomaFM, 181.fm, and more

    Have you double checked: filename radio.txt (all lower case) fie is in root of the SD card you are using actual downloaded file? Opening the file and then saving it sometimes won't work depending on your o/s and text editor. ALSO - once you have placed the file on the SD card - especially if...
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    Hiby R2, R3, R3 Pro radio.txt File - 226 Verified Stations including SomaFM, 181.fm, and more

    I answered your first question about Android radio apps over on the R3Pro thread (quick answer: TuneIn). As for changing stations without using the screen, if you're listening to "radio", the previous/next buttons will let you step through the list. The change is surprisingly quick too, almost...
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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    The hands-down best Android "radio" app is TuneIn. Pretty much if there's a stream available, they'll have it. Virtually every broadcast and web radio station. Don't be distracted by I-Heart, which doesn't hold a cande to TuneIn. That said, in spite of it having broadcast stations, it is still...
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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    In that case, then, the R3Pro is really just functioning as a file browser/server, no? All the decoding and amplification is happening in the HipDAC. Theoretically, at least, pretty much any DAP (or phone or computer, etc) would sound equally good. I'm not arguing that it isn't an excellent...
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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    I have the original R3Pro. No real problems with Tidal nor Qobuz (I have both) streaming at highest bitrate. Very rarely I'll have a hiccup on Qobuz on extremely high bitrate tracks, but then again, my home internet is a cellular hotspot so speed isn't always consistent. OTOH, Tidal's MQA files...
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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    Exactly. The higher max voltage (=more power) improves dynamic range, which helps with sonic dynamics and transparency. It's the reduction of crosstalk that improves imaging and can widen the soundstage. This is, of course, in the context of driving headphones directly. When acting as a line...
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    Monoprice Electrostatic Headphone

    Interesting. That would explain why you couldn't find it via searching or browsing. They probably de-indexed it before marking it "discontinued", and I caught it last night right in between the two actions. Oh well. I guess now I own a rare discontinued item - LOL! Seriously, though, I'm glad...
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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    I was going to suggest you try exclusive mode, but you've already done that. What o/s and player software are you using?
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    Qobuz Lossless Streaming Service Thread

    I saw that and jumped on it (with the extra $20 off even!). Makes Tidal actually a good deal - CD and better for what most people are paying for lossy. Interesting that it's a Best-Buy-only deal. So anyway, I now have both Tidal and Qobuz. I'm enjoying Tidal's playlists,and while they tend to...
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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    I know this is a headphone forum, but I was going through some old stuff and found this dreamGEAR i.Sound 2x and it's the perfect size for my R3Pro if I ever want to listen through (very tiny) speakers. Doesn't play very loud, but doesn't sound nearly as bad as you'd think.
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    Monoprice Electrostatic Headphone

    Oh, bummer. Might be a DIY repair if you're handy. Wonky charging port probably just needs the USB connector resoldered, tho it might just be the cable (have you tried a different one?). Static in one ear could be the amp or the headphone. You'd almost need to have another to swap out to be...
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    Hiby R3 Pro Portable Bluetooth DAP

    I can't compare exactly, because I have the original R3Pro, and use Qobuz instead of Tidal, but I find sometimes it takes a while to skip around within the same song, especially backwards. Occasionally it even hangs and I have to press and hold power to shut it down and then restart. But...
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