iBasso dx300 vs Hiby r6 2020

I would love to hear from people who have heard one or both of these.

I have read the few reviews on each, but they seem to be stuck in hype train mode.

Obviously the dx300 has replaceable amps. Otherwise these two are more similar than they are different.

Would you connect a TOTL iem to either of these? Any good or bad pairings I should be aware?

Primary use would be as a streamer. Any practical feedback around usability and stability for that would be appreciated.

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I’d love to know as well. Currently waiting for some stock to hit Amazon so I can use points to purchase.

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Ditto. I’m currently leaning towards the DX300, but the R6 also has my attention.

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I told both companies, I am buying whichever hits amazon with prime shipping first.

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Why are you leaning dx300?

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Primarily because of the replaceable amp card. The ability to upgrade the amp circuitry or just to be able to change the sound later is extremely appealing to me. It would be an instant buy from me if they had a tube amp for it.

That being said, I also like the DX300’s slightly larger screen and styling more than the r6. On the other hand, though, the r6 is a much more appealing price which is why I haven’t fully made up my mind yet.

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The size of the dx300 puts me off a bit. In fact, even the dx160 was annoying. I really wanted something smaller.

I am also kind of curious about MSEB or whatever that system EQ is. I haven’t liked EQ yet, but having categorized EQ might work better for me.

Being $450 less is also a plus.

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Maybe they’ll create a Nutube based amplifier module for they DX300 like the did for the DX220 …

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I fully plan on using it not just for music, but for video as well, so a larger screen is good for my use-case. Not to mention that I have fairly large hands so larger products tend to fit more easily in-hand for me.

Yeah, EQ is helpful in certain situations/with certain headphones, but I’m not a big fan myself - mainly because as far as I’ve been able to discern there’s no standardized way to sync EQ profiles across devices outside of Roon. If such a solution existed, I’d certainly use it.

Yeah, that’s the big up-side of the r6, IMO.

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I’m really hoping they do. I’d also appreciate it if the amp cards were hot-swappable so I could easily swap them out as my mood changes. I could go the thumbscrew route, but I’m pretty sure with the size of the screws on the DX300 that any thumbscrews would be simultaneously too small for me to easily unscrew with my thumbs and just small enough to poke holes in my pant pockets.

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Mine is primarily a pocket use case. But to be honest, neither really fit that to me (the dx160 didnt). So having the replaceable amp (and more memory!) seems like it could enhance longevity.

The dx300 is obtainable from places without restocking fees today, just not amazon. So, I am close to just ordering it.

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The other major reason I haven’t bought either yet is because my fiance might actually kill me if I bring home any more audio equipment :upside_down_face:

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Just pretend it’s your new phone? :wink:

I have been ordering and returning daps for weeks. My wife is numb to it. :wink:

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Damnit you’ve got me 98% convinced on the DX300 haha This forum is dangerous.

That’s funny! I am at like 72% for it.

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Take a look at the Shanling M6 Pro or M8. The M8 is my present player and the sound quality is simply stunning.

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I don’t think the m6 has aac bluetooth. Or at least I couldn’t confirm it. (Deal breaker for me as an iphone user)

M8 is on the short list. The problem is price. And the support for random streaming apps seems round about. The dx300 and r6 are new enough that I don’t have reliable sound comparisons yet.

I am also a bit concerned about buying a previous generation SOC when daps already lag in that area. The dx160 was horrible.

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Well, after thinking on it overnight and spending the morning researching, I’ve decided to get the DX300.

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Please provide feedback!

I am close. I am honestly more concerned about a dap at all than the choice between dx300 and r6. I do think, based on a review that came out today, the dx300 is my preference from a sound perspective.

But, the idsd signature is half the price and I had one for a time and know I like it. The convenience of either option that bugs me. (The dx160 was not convenient at all for me)

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I don’t mind the dx160. It is much better with lurker, but the cheapness of the volume wheel bothers me. I had a r3 and thought the build and sound were lackluster, but I lean towards the new r6.

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