Guangdong-based Chinese company HiBy Music has unveiled the WH2 fully wireless headphones and proudly announced that they are the first in their class to work with the LDAC codec, having received official certification.
It turns out that in this sense HiBy has overtaken even Sony – the developer of LDAC. This codec allows audio streaming over Bluetooth at up to 990 kbps at 32-bit / 96 kHz resolution and is adopted by Google for its Android operating system (Apple systems – neither iOS nor MacOS – support LDAC).
To be honest, LDAC’s hybrid coding method is not Hi-Res in the full sense of the word. But the signal quality is really great – especially when there is full hardware support for the codec. To match all the components, HiBy WH2 is available in one- and two-driver (Twin BA) versions: the first uses a speaker with a diaphragm made of carbon nanotubes, the second replaces it with a pair of reinforcing emitters.
The adjustable crossover in the Twin BA version works on a digital version based on DSP and can be configured in the Blue proprietary application. The novelty will use Bluetooth 5.2, and for voice communication it is provided with two microphones.
The HIBY WH2 Hi-Res TWS headphones are slated to hit the market in June. HiBy has not yet shared pricing information.