HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android
Apr 23, 2022 at 10:49 PM Post #137 of 663

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Sorry, I don't have the old R5. Alex (@twister6 ) reviewed that on our website. Expect comparisons with DX160, R6 2020, R6 Pro, M11, etc from me. I'll probably throw in comparisons with DX240 and PAW6000 too just to show how it competes with DAPs more than twice its price. :D
I am looking for DX160 backup as its battery is getting worse and worse, looking forward to your comparison.
 
Apr 24, 2022 at 11:35 AM Post #138 of 663

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Wow already at HK to export :relaxed:
Hope its not a slow boat from China! Wonder if its ship or plane ?

From​

China

To​

Britain

HKG / Arrived at export center
2022-04-23 17:30
ShaTian / Depart from facility to service provider.
2022-04-23 00:20
ShaTian / 4px picked up shipment.
2022-04-22 19:45
ShaTian / Shipment arrived at facility and measured.
2022-04-22 19:45
HAYES SERVICE CENTRE / Parcel data received awaiting coll.
2022-04-22 16:00
CUSTOMER LOCATION / Third party - in transit to yodel
2022-04-22 15:13
Parcel information received
2022-04-22 02:51
 
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Apr 24, 2022 at 12:45 PM Post #139 of 663

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OK… I do not need a new DAP, I do not need a new DAP…. OK, so if I get a new DAP… I currently have the R6 Pro… I have been thinking about getting the R6 2020. I really would like to have the more modern Android 9 of the R6 2020, but reading the early impressions I am impressed by some of the updates on the R5 gen2 (though not the Android version)… Anyone have any thoughts why I should consider the R5 gen2 over the R6 2020?

Of course, we might be offered an “R6 2022” sometime this year. Not saying we will, but I think that the R6 -> R6 Pro -> R6 2020 all followed a 2 year cadence…
 
Apr 24, 2022 at 1:34 PM Post #140 of 663

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OK… I do not need a new DAP, I do not need a new DAP…. OK, so if I get a new DAP… I currently have the R6 Pro… I have been thinking about getting the R6 2020. I really would like to have the more modern Android 9 of the R6 2020, but reading the early impressions I am impressed by some of the updates on the R5 gen2 (though not the Android version)… Anyone have any thoughts why I should consider the R5 gen2 over the R6 2020?

Of course, we might be offered an “R6 2022” sometime this year. Not saying we will, but I think that the R6 -> R6 Pro -> R6 2020 all followed a 2 year cadence…
Well for me the R5 sounded great, a 4.7" nearly all front screen is about ideal and I expect I can stick with internal ESS AMP so will benefit from the long battery life. I have favourite balanced cables in 2.5mm and 4.4mm so I can use without adapters. Its only £310!
 
Apr 25, 2022 at 6:42 AM Post #145 of 663

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Any1 can tell something about streamings apps on R5 Gen2? Is it (Spotify, Apple Music, maybe Deezer or Tidal) usable? The specification of R5 Gen2 is very low - Snapdragon 425, only 2GB RAM...
I had the original R5 and all the streaming apps worked fine and bit perfect and full MQA support.

My R5g2 is already on plane today from China to UK so if customs don't play silly buggers with it I might even get it this week 🙂

Well, Tidal, Amazon HD and Spotify as not used the others.
 
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Apr 25, 2022 at 12:32 PM Post #147 of 663

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Generally, the newer Android OS versions require 2GB of RAM to run adequately. More needed if running multiple apps.

For normal listening and streaming (maybe a single streaming app), the 2GB should be adequate. Nowhere near smartphone speeds but still useable.
 
Apr 25, 2022 at 1:24 PM Post #148 of 663

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Anyone in the US getting shipping notification yet? I ordered on the 14th and nothing yet
 
Apr 25, 2022 at 2:24 PM Post #149 of 663

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How fast is it?
Fairly fast. No irritating lag for now. Way better than DX160 in that regard.

Any1 can tell something about streamings apps on R5 Gen2? Is it (Spotify, Apple Music, maybe Deezer or Tidal) usable? The specification of R5 Gen2 is very low - Snapdragon 425, only 2GB RAM...
I've been using Apple Music and Spotify Music with it for the past few days and works flawlessly. Not laggy at all.
 
Apr 25, 2022 at 2:50 PM Post #150 of 663

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Come on you guys, post some of your opinions already 😃

Mine will be here before I read about it at this rate.
 
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