1 Year of
1 X DD + 4 X BA + 2 X EST +
1 X Bone Conduction Drivers
RAGHAV SOMANIHeadphone Guru
PIEZOELECTRIC BONE CONDUCTION TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFICIENT SOUND TRANSMISSION
Unique Melody MEST MKII features technology that drastically improves the sensitivity and response range of the earphones. MEST MKII applies bone conduction technology and transmits a specific frequency range by vibrating the shells' inner parts. What this means is that sound will bypass the nozzles and directly deliver to your inner ears by contacting your skull skin. This is possible with a double-sided piezoelectric bone conduction driver placed between two supporting plates of the earphone. At the centre of the driver, lies the vibration board covered in a ceramic coating on both the front and backside. This allows the bone conduction driver to have a larger contacting area with the shells, improving the transmission efficiency and sensitivity.
QUADBRID DRIVER ARRAY SETUP GIVING YOU A WIDE FREQUENCY RESPONSE
Unique Melody MEST MKII houses eight drivers per side in a unique quadbrid driver configuration. The MEST MKII features a dynamic driver unit, four balanced armature driver units, two electrostatic driver units and a dual-sided bone conduction driver. The dynamic driver provides a natural-sounding bass, the balanced armature drivers have the advantage in mid and treble resolution and sound warm. The electrostatic drivers enable an ultra-high treble extension. The new additional dual-sided bone conduction system provides a full-range refinement of the sound, making your music sound life-like. Thanks to the highly responsive driver configuration, the frequency response of the MEST MKII is from 20Hz to as high as 70kHz, allowing for a clean sound transmission across the frequency spectrum.
COMES WITH HIGH-PURITY OCC COPPER CABLE AND SEDNAEARFIT EAR TIPS
Unique Melody MEST MKII comes bundled with a high-quality PVC coated cable. It is made with 4 cores of 24AWG OCC Copper material providing high-grade performance and excellent audio signal transmission with the pair. It contains a flexible PVC covering to avoid static interference and noise. A metal Y-splitter and chin-slider let you easily adjust the Y-split. The cable terminates in a 3.5mm plug. MEST MKII also comes bundled with SednaEarfit Xelastec ear tips which are of high quality and change shape with body heat to fit better in the ear canal. These tips are made of medical-grade TPE material making them comfortable and a great addition to the Unique Melody MEST MKII.
ERGONOMIC SINGLE-PIECE CARBON FIBRE SHELL WITH METAL VENTS
The Unique Melody MEST MKII has been designed with the utmost precision and keeping comfort in mind. Design choices are also related to the effectiveness of the bone conduction drivers, which depends on the fitting coherence and skin contact. Earpieces for MEST MKII are crafted using high-quality carbon fibre material and gold foil. The earphones feature an ergonomic shell design that improves the size and weight significantly. This makes the shell smaller and lighter. The MEST MKII also features upgraded metal vents that allow for better air pressure management inside the cavity resulting in better performance with the driver units.
|DRIVER TYPES||Dynamic + Balanced Armature +
Electrostatics (EST) +
(Dual Sides Bone Conduction),
|DRIVER CONFIGURATION||1 Dynamic Bass Driver + 2 BA Mid Drivers +
2 BA Treble Drivers + 2 EST Ultra High Drivers + 1 Full Range B2 Bone Conduction Driver
|DRIVER COUNTS||7 + 1 (7 Traditional Drivers + Dual Sides Bone Conduction System)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz - 70 KHz|
|SENSITIVITY||112dB @1 kHz|
|CROSSOVER||5 - Way Crossover|
|WIRED CONNECTIVITY||2.5 mm/3.5 mm/4.4 mm|
|EARPHONE INTERFACE||2-Pin Flat|
|SHELLS||One Piece Carbon Fiber + Gold Foil|
|CABLE||UM Copper M2 Custom Cable|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Unique Melody - MEST MKII|
|2. 3.5 mm and 4.4 mm adapter|
|3. UM Copper M2 custom cable|
|4. UM "ESP" Double Drawer Black Gift Box|
|5. Dignis Premium Blue Leather Case|
|6. AZLA SednaEarfit Xelastec SS／ＭS／M +
COMPLY SM／MG／LG +
|7. Premium Grey Cleaning Pad|
|8. Flash Drive Digital Warranty Card|
|9. Storage device|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||China|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
1 Year Warranty
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"The Unique Melody MEST MKII is an excellent IEM with plenty of complex technology stuffed inside, a quality design, and some notable improvements externally such as the flat pocket 2-pin connectors."Read More
"The value of MEST MKII is excellent, in relation to other flagship high-end IEMs out there. If you enjoy a natural tonality, coherent sound, deep bass you should totally go for MEST MKii."Read More
"Build quality of the MEST mk2 is excellent and unique at the same time. This shell is made out of a single piece resin fused carbon fiber body and the golden flakes bring the unique touch."Read More
"Sound Quality - Soundstage. Detail retrieval. Among the best sub-bass performance. Extension. Resolution. Very unique and impressive imaging. Comfortable fit design and good isolation."Read More
First of all kudos to HPZ for bringing the much awaited UMM MK II to India.
I have been listening to this little gem for the last couple of days and here are my early (&subjective) thoughts! I have been waiting for the UMM MK II eagerly and when I got a call from HPZ executive that they have few in stock, I immediately ordered.
Setting a context, this is written by a self proclaimed IEM junkie! I own (and listen to) a wide range of entry level to mid-fi, chi-fi to ToTL in-ears. To me the MK IIs fall under the ToTL bucket and it manages to leave many other well known IEMs behind in terms of overall performance. My collection includes the CA Andro 2020, Vision Ears EVE 20, the mighty Solaris 2020 to name a few.
Where these MK IIs excel is in its masterful sound staging and imaging capability. Feed it a good source and the UMM MK2 will captivate with highly resolving and engaging sound that is excellent across all frequency ranges. Great bass ( &sub bass) response, lively mid-range & ethereal treble response that is suitable for any genre of music.
The way Unique Melody has achieved such a highly coherent tuning with a quad array driver set-up (1DD, 4 BA, 2EST, 1 BC) is highly commendable.
Packaging and contents :9/10 (Azla Xelastec ear tips are nice bonus)
IEM build and cable quality : 9/10
Sound isolation : 9/10 (for me the Xelastec worked best)
Drive-ability : 9/10 (super easy, low impedance and high sensitivity)
Sound staging and imaging : 9/10
Macro dynamics : 9/10
Micro dynamics(detail retrieval) : 9/10
Musicality : 8.5/10
Overall sound quality : 9/10
Gear(s) used: Fiio M11 DAP with hi-res, iPhone with hi-res music paired with AQ DF Red dac/amp, Luxury & Precision W2 dac/amp, Ultrasone Naos dac/amp, ALO Pilot doc/amp dongles. Best thing here is that the MKIIs sounded excellent with almost all of them incl the ALO Pilot that has the tendency to run bit hot in the treble region. Best pairing was the Ultrasone Naos that managed to get a lot of body and weight out of the MKIIs sound.
If you are looking for a ToTL IEM that will work magic with most of your music collection, then look no further than the Unique Melody Mest MKII. If you are in the market for a mid-fi budget, then I suggest you save up and get the UMM MKII !! It is totally worth the accolades it is getting from all over.
Overall the Unique Melody Best MKII checks almost all the boxes required to qualify as the end game headphone.
To me Unique Melody Mest MK II is best one yet and the one to beat. Truly outstanding in ear monitors for the price (at any price range actually) !
Delighted you are loving your purchase, hope it was a comfortable shopping experience & thanks for taking the time out to write such a detailed review which we are sure is going to be help others making their purchase decision easier. Cheers & keep the music playing buddy!
The IEMS are really really great. The resolution is mind blowing. you can hear every single detail, pinpoint every single instrument. i personally feel that this challenges your ears and trains them to hear things which normally one would miss of many of the other IEMS. I am really glad that i went with this rather then some other IEMS like CA andromeda. While it can work with normal phones and mp3 files, the more quality files one feeds and better the sources/ dacs /amps the more these will shine. so please start saving and buy theses.
Thank you for the great review. Delighted to know you are loving your purchase. Hope it was a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!
After so much reviews & research I decided to purchase this iem & I’m really happy at my decision. This is really an end game iem for me . My search for great iem ends here.The music is soo melodious now that I can hear every string of music instruments. Thank you so much headphonezone team for your great service .
Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience & thank you for the great review & ratings!
Being an average consumer and no audiophile, my impressions are based purely upon how fun it is to listen to an IEM.
My comparison of the Mest MKII is to a pair of Shure 846 that I own. I feel the sound-stage to be a lot more closer on the MKII, the bass much more full-bodied, but not dampening the mids and highs in any way. Mids and highs are excellent, to say the least by a non-audiophile like me. I found the Sedna Xelastic tips to fit me the best. Wish UM would have packed ML,L sizes for these as well, since, for me, any large tips work out.
Now, about the bone conduction thingy..it's hard to describe in words. If it's a matter of "listening in" with other IEMs, with the Mest MKII, it's like "listening out".
It feels like the performance is happening right "inside" your brain, rather than sound waves flowing in from an audio device. I'm still burning these in, paired to a Luxury&Precision
W2. Thank you HPZ for a great buying experience as always. Satisfied for now...till my next IEM itch :)
Thank you for the detailed review & awesome ratings!
Lives up to its amazing reputation and goes beyond it!
Fit was a tiny bit uncomfortable but you will forget about it when completely immersed in the MK2's sound.
I used the "Talk to a Headphone Guru" feature to finally decide on the IEM and all I have to say that they are very helpful and provide exemplary service.
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