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The HiBy R3; The New "Little Brother" to the R6!

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by CactusPete23, Feb 14, 2018.
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  1. capnjack
    Isn’t the FH5 their new totl
     
  2. FridgeMagnet

    You may be right maybe I misread his post.
     
  3. FridgeMagnet

    I just google them & I see you’re right so I understand his interest in them as an upgrade...
     
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  4. Franatic
    I finally got a shipment picked up notice yesterday from DHL. They picked it up as one piece but now it's listed in Hong Kong as two pieces. I don't know if that's good. Perhaps they added the leather case.
    It is scheduled for delivery on Tuesday
     
  5. Wickham
    Thanks for that. I’ll try that on Monday when people are more likely to be there.
     
  6. Wickham
    Ok. I followed your advice and just now sent them a polite note asking if they could help. Curious that this works, since if Hiby hasn’t actually shipped the units there is very little DHL can do.
     
  7. capnjack
    It didn’t really make sense to me, but within 4:30 hrs I had a new tracking # that worked. :wink:
     
  8. Scorpion1611
    Hi All,

    I am posting my first head-fi message here as I have been following this thread since the beginning.
    I was backer #16xx ish and selected a black R3 with leather case. I received a shipping notice about 18th June and received it last Monday 25th. I paid £3.50 tax so no complaints there.

    I totally understand people’s frustration in not getting their R3’s yet but my word it is worth the wait.

    Last year I purchased an SP1000 SS and use Sennhieser IE800S’s in balanced mode normally with it. Let me say for the past week my go to device has been the R3, just listening to it flat, no 8 ball, no EQ it sounds fabulous with the IE800S’s via balanced out. Low gain has plenty of power to drive the IE800S’s. The sound is smooth, detailed with nice width and stage. I been listening to Nirvana Nevermind 96/24 version some Dire Straits in DSD and Beatles remasters in 24/44.1. They all sound great to my 50 year old ears, no harshness especially on ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ I didn’t need to turn it down at all. Some much more expensive equipment has been terrible on that track.

    Interestingly I listened to Nirvana on both the R3 and SP1000 back to back and preferred the presentation on the R3, just seemed crisper and more enjoyable to my ears. Take that with a pinch of salt as new toy syndrome and all but when I look at the cost difference between the 2 players, is there over £3000 in quality, no, not to me, very impressed HiBy, great little DAP, worth every penny.
     
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  9. Deaj
    Well, my HiBy R3 made customs yesterday at around 4:00pm according to DHL Express, and it's still expected to be at my door on Tuesday. Nice!
     
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  10. crezo
    I got the F9 Pros the other month and REALLY wasn't impressed. Beautifully made but had a real lack in the low end and the top end was too shrill for me. Cranked up they became quite messy and painfull to listen to on complex drum arrangements.

    So I returned them and got some Oriveto New Primacys which sound infinitely better in every part of the spectrum as well as being super sharp and able to handle the seperation and detail of the drum layering that the f9s had issues with.

    I'm a drum & bass and electro soul man though so they may be considerably better on non electro music, but for me they just really didn't cut it, especially so for the money.
     
  11. crezo
    Does anyone have any ideas when the R3 will be become available to the public? I was following them on Kickstarter and very nearly backed it but didn't in the end which I'm now regretting!
     
  12. Notrix
    :astonished: That's saying something....!
     
  13. FridgeMagnet

    Well as I said, I don’t use iem :)for me, so just going by reviews & what others have said & I know they’re not the end all to be all, was just offering a suggestion.

    But as you said ‘I'm a drum & bass and electro soul man though’ [i can dig that for sure, need more soul music] but I’m sure they’re quite possibly not designed or made for that purpose as you’ve commented.
    Again iem not for me so obviously others can address this & that.

    As with all else in life to each his own & ymmv...
     
  14. FridgeMagnet
    :)
    That’s worth hearing:)
     
  15. davidcotton
    Welcome to headfi, sorry about your wallet (sounds like that is too late though!).
     
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