Unique Melody Maestro v2 Custom Monitor Review


Note: The impressions and comparisons are determined with the copper/silver hybrid cable.

As described in the preview, 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.


Low Frequency:

Maestro v2 doesn’t have a significantly dominant bass presentation, but it provides enough power to create full-bodied instruments. It uses a relatively grand impact area in diameter. The hitting to depth ability might be better, but the texture is quite satisfying. On the other hand, the monitor has a staggeringly good speed for a monitor that uses grand sub-bass hits and it can handle fast metal tracks very well.

Maestro v2 has a prominent mid-bass presentation, but it is not overpowered. The overall control could be better, but it offers a good level of resolution. 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.

Mid Frequency:

The midrange has a neutral placement, neither too close nor recessed. That results in a very impressive layering in accordance with the background location and overall stage dimensions. Although the tone is not the truest one, Maestro sounds quite natural with thick, effortless, and dynamic notes. Additionally, the monitor successfully releases sub-section body of instruments.

The overall transparency is not the best when it comes to the comparisons, but it has a good one in its own sounding perspective. Also, the resolution level is not superbly high, but the monitor tends to focus on the tonality and the weight of instruments rather than to have an impressive resolution by thinning the overall note structure and reducing the dimensions of the general picture.

The upper midrange has a little more open tone than the rest of the mid frequency, but it never becomes a sharp sounding unit. The control is impressive and vocals don’t tend to sibilance. There isn’t a neutral space around them, but Maestro creates weighty and full vocals.


High Frequency:

Maestro V2 has a slightly laid back, effortless, and forgiving treble presentation. Although it is not completely uncolored, the monitor 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 well. In addition, the transparency and resolution levels are high in the treble section in contrast with the midrange levels.

Soundstage and Separation:

Maestro V2 doesn’t have a superbly wide stage, but the depth is impressive. The imaging is satisfying, but the layering can be considered as one of the best in the industry. Indeed, Maestro puts a clear but warm space between layers and that results in an excellent separation in accordance with the overall stage dimensions and the effortless note releasing.

The background stays very clean and clear when it even comes to very crowded tracks. The coherence is also good and the presentation is easy to follow.

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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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