HiBy RS8

Out of stock
Digital Audio Player

Highly-Awaited Darwin II R2R Android Music Player

  • HiBy's Latest In-House Developed Darwin II Architecture
  • NOS/OS mode switch
  • Audio-Dedicated Femtosecond Crystal Oscillators
  • DSD Bypass Function
  • Independent Headphone And Lineout Ports
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC
  • Pure Titanium Luxury Body Design
Pre-order period: Approx 2-3 weeks.

This is a rough estimation. It may change without prior notice.

Ships from the United Kingdom

All our products ship from the UK. UK prices include local VAT. International orders will incur the destination's local taxes and duty charges.

Terms & conditions


Elise Audio has a standard 14-day return / exchange policy for electronic products (DAC/DAP):

  • Must be returned in like-new factory condition 
  • Must include all original packaging and accessories

Please note that the return shipping cost is to be paid by the customer.

Returning products that raise hygiene concerns - Products that have contact with the ear, nose or throat can only be returned for a full refund if sent back sealed and in unused condition. This applies all in-ear monitors.

If you are dissatisfied with your product please get in touch with us. We may be able to offer credit for another purchase (subject to inspection of the returned product) or to purchase the product back as used if we can dispose of the item as B stock. Please note the products would need to be inspected before any final offers are made but, as a guidance only, a 20% restocking fee will be applied on most in-ear monitors.

Custom made products - Products that have been custom made to the customer's specification cannot be returned for a refund or credit under this policy.

Read our full Returns, Warranty & Terms of service by clicking here


We offer a range of delivery options to suit your purchasing needs. The options are presented to you at the checkout, in an easy to understand way.

Most orders for In-Stock items are shipped within 1 to 3 business days (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays), subject to stock availability and security checks. Please ensure you provide a valid phone number for us to contact you should verification of your identity be required.

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  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 and 48

    Providing a fully tracked service within the UK, with online tracking and customer and delivery notifications, this is the new normal in standard services.

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery - Next Business Day

Products purchased from Elise Audio are supplied with a manufacturer warranty that is specified on the product page on our website. Most products come with a 1Y manufacturer warranty (or 3 months for B-grade, open box, refurbished, ex-demo and second hand items).

The manufacturer's warranties are limited to physical defects in the materials, parts and workmanship used in making the product. Abnormal conditions, deliberate abuse and damage due to accidents, operator's error, or unauthorized service attempts are excluded from any warranty claims.

Faulty goods returned under the manufacturers warranty are to be returned to Elise Audio at the cost of the customer. Elise Audio will cover the cost of shipping the repaired or replacement product back to the customer.


HiBy's Latest In-House Developed Darwin II Architecture

HiBy has featured their latest developed Darwin II Architecture for the HiBy RS8. DARWIN II doubles the individual resistors originally found in DARWIN, making the most of its chassis space to line up 184 high-precision resistors to work the Most Significant Bits and Least Significant Bits of your music better. DARWIN II's linearity improves as a result and its capacity to reproduce micro-detail from small signal levels sees a dynamic range improvement of 15dB in RS8. HiBy RS8 adopts the classic R-2R resistor array technology and combines it with advanced technologies such as Linear FIR Filter, Non-Linear Harmonics Control, Switchable Oversasmpling/NOS filter, and many more.

NOS/OS mode switch

NOS mode is non-oversampling, responding more immediately and directly to signals, converting the digital signals to analog output directly, bringing a more analog sound signature. It is more suitable for music files /streams of 192kHz sample rate or above. Oversampling mode easily removes aliasing artifacts via the tried and true combination of oversampling and ultrasonic lowpass filter, yielding superior measured performance; enables all functions of the Darwin architecture, realizes personalized adjustments of sound signature, adapting to different earphones.

Audio-Dedicated Femtosecond Crystal Oscillators

HiBy RS8 features audio-dedicated femtosecond crystal oscillators clocked at 45.158MHz and 49.152MHz providing proper synchronization between the RS8 components. These ensure the player produces quality output signals with great precision and clarity.

Independent Headphone And Lineout Ports

HiBy RS8 supports both single-ended and balanced output ports. The device actually has separate ports for headphone output and line output. There are both 3.5mm and 4.4mm ports one for line-out and another for headphone output. It is made explicitly for devoted audiophiles who want the best performance out of their portable music players.

Pure Titanium Luxury Body Design

HiBy RS8 has a pure Titanium material chassis, which has been hand-polished for a neat textured finish. Its front panel houses a 5-inch touchscreen display with a Full HD resolution. On the inside, there are dual independent crystal oscillators to help keep the timing of the digital signal accurate, along with premium ELNA and Panasonic capacitors for the best performance. The audio player supports high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM, native DSD512, and 16x full MQA decoding capabilities.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC

Utilizing an advanced 11nm process, the Snapdragon 665 allows smooth operation of multiple apps at the same time, instant response to music browsing and potential use of any audio DSPs.

technical specifications
143*82*22 mm
Approx. 584g
5.5” 1920*1080
Operating System
Android 12
SoC model
Snapdragon 665
2nd Gen Darwin Architecture
256GB Internal Storage, Micro SD card up to 2TB
Supports 2.4 and 5GHz dual band
Bluetooth 5.0
Chassis material
Pure Titanium
Charging time
Approx. 5h (0%-100%)
12V⎓0.5A or 5V⎓1.8A
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