Unique Melody Maestro v2 Custom Monitor Preview

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Unique Melody is one of the most successful in-ear monitor manufacturers in the audiophile world. Until now, they have released a series of models including the famous Miracle, Mentor, and Merlin.

Lastly, they updated their flagship monitor. Maestro now has a V2 mark on the body and newly designed acoustic tubes. Additionally, it comes with two different cables: One of them is a copper plated silver cable and the other one is a hybrid cable consisting of silver and copper conductors. The monitor still has 12 balanced armature drivers, but the company says that the sound is improved.

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Sound:

Maestro V2 has a slightly warm and quite smooth presentation. Actually, some may find it a bit dark when switching from too bright sounding earphones. Overall, it has a natural tone with non-fatiguing treble presentation.

Maestro v2 doesn’t have a dominant low frequency, but it has enough power. In addition, the mid-bass gives a good body to the whole spectrum without becoming a bass heavy monitor and throwing unnecessary warm air between instruments.

The midrange has a neutral placement, neither too close nor recessed. Although the tone is not the truest one, the Maestro sounds quite natural with slightly thick notes and successfully releases sub-section body of instruments.

Maestro V2 has a laid back and forgiving treble presentation. It has one of the smoothest tonalities that I have ever heard to date and it recreates details in a nice way. The treble notes are controlled and the monitor can handle very fast metal tracks quite good.

Maestro V2 doesn’t have a superbly wide stage, but the depth is impressive. It provides a strong separation as well as an impressive layering and the presentation is easy to follow.

Quick Comparisons:

Westone ES60 vs UM Maestro V2:

Maestro V2 has more prominent low frequency due to the difference in general atmospheres and mid-bass presentations. Both are quite fast in the bass department, but the ES60 releases cleaner notes by a small margin, while the Maestro seems more full-bodied.

Maestro V2 is smoother in the midrange, while ES60 is more transparent and slightly brighter. Maestro sounds weightier, more musical and more refined, while ES60 leans towards being more technical. ES60 is brighter and less forgiving in the treble region, while Maestro V2 is more effortless and smoother.

Maestro V2 provides a bigger picture with a slightly wider stage. The depth of the stages is similar and both have strong separation and large imaging room. However, ES60 has clearer spaces around instruments.

Noble Audio Katana C vs UM Maestro V2:

Both monitors have similar power in the sub-bass department, but Maestro V2 has slightly bigger hits in dimension and Katana has a more technical way. In addition, the bass room depth is similar.

Katana has a slightly more open tone, while Maestro V2 has greater sub-section body in the midrange. Both sound clean and natural, but Maestro V2 is more effortless in note releasing.

Maestro V2 has a smoother and more forgiving treble presentation, while Katana is slightly thinner as well as brighter in the treble region. The stage depth and separation level is similar, but the Maestro’s stage is wider by a small margin.

Ordering and Pricing Information:

Unique Melody Maestro V2 is priced at $1979 with the exception of customization options. Please click here for ordering.

Note: The preview is determined with UM copper plated silver cable.

 

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He started listening music when he was a child. His audiophile journey has begun under the wings of a single dynamic driver IEM. He has started to search for both technical and musical perfection in audio gears. He mostly reviews high-end systems including custom in ear monitors, aftermarket cables and digital sources.

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