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Prototype demonstration video by Joe
Unbox video by Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews
We are offering two color options for this HiBy R3 Kickstarter campaign, Black or Gray.
All the specs between two versions are the same except the body color.
1. HiBy R3
2. USB Type C Cable
HiBy Music specializes in research, development and sales of high quality portable audio products. With over 30 professional audio R&D staff, over 10 years of history in the portable audio field, we have jointly developed dozens of portable digital audio players (DAPs), earphones, USB DACs, etc. With several well known portable audio brands. Our own HiByMusic smartphone audio player app also has a user base of 500 thousand users spread over 90 countries around the globe and has won accolades from professional users regarding its audio quality.
It core staff (shown here) have varied and overlapping backgrounds, from wireless communications (Fanoble) to audio electronics (Rick, Libin) to software engineering (Jet) and psychoacoustics (Joe). They hail from various parts of China as well as Australia and Hong Kong (Joe). All have at least a decade of relevant industry experience*. They take on the core tasks of the company from product research and conception (Fanoble, Rick) to design (Jet, Deng) to relations and service (Joe).*Except Joe--he started working in audio in 2013 but has been an audiophile since birth ;)
HiBy Music possesses its own R&D capability over the whole audio reproduction chain, including key audio processing algorithms and ability to design its own FPGA-based audio processing chips. With its base firmly planted in HiFi territory and at the same time boldly challenging established boundaries, HiBy Music’s mottos are “Make Music More Musical” and “Ease of Use is Not Optional.” From button-based entry-level DAPs to touch-operated Android DAPs, we will keep bringing out the best products both in terms of operational fluidity and audio quality.
HiBy R3 is our second crowdfunding campaign. Our first product HiBy R6 raised over US$320,000 on Indiegogo. With R6's success, we believe that crowdfunding is the best way to help us in product developing.We have already shipped out all the original orders of the R6 campaign (orders placed before Jan 9th, some of the in-demand orders placed later is still under process). We’ve established close ties with our customers. We put a lot of time and resources to talk and listen to our users, while and trying to spot the most deep-seated, yet the most original need they have for a Hi-Fi player.
Our early backers have not only bred HiBy, but also witnessed the growth of our brand from the very beginning. All your support and patience are invaluable to this team, which drives us to continually push the envelope. With your support, we’ve once again decided to make our latest product, HiBy R3 available on Kickstarter, with the hope to hit a new record and join our journey toward revolutionizing the Hi-Fi music experience with the help of this amazing community.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
We've already sourced our suppliers and parts and have made a trial manufacturing run. Once we start mass production (after the campaign), we'll spend some time in the factory to avoid delays. We believe that working alongside the factory will minimize the risk of a possible delay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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