Melody’s shells are CNC-crafted from aluminium alloy. They’re available in either silver or grey and have a smooth matte finish. The faceplate and outer part of the shells are made from a series of polygons. There’s a stylish BGVP logo on the faceplates.
There’s a red and blue chevron arrow just below the MMCX connectors, denoting the right and left sides respectively. The overall build quality is good and the shells look and feel quite premium.
Melody’s shells feel comfortable and I had no issues after wearing them in my ears for long listening sessions. The passive noise isolation is moderate making the Melody suitable for everyday environments.
The stock cable is a mixture of graphene, copper and silver. It has a gorgeous grey colour and handles nicely with no microphonics. Melody’s cable is modular, giving you the option to easily change the termination. It comes with 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm terminations.
I found the default Balanced filter sounded rather dry and shouty. The red Pop filter increases the bass and reduces the upper midrange and lower treble. It’s much more manageable for my ears and attenuates the harshness of the Balanced sound profile.
The HiFi filter has the same level of bass as the Pop filter. In addition, it lifts the upper mids and treble region, making it the most dynamic of the 3 sets. I prefer the red filters but your mileage may vary.
The bass is weighted nicely and is punchy without being intrusive. It’s well-controlled and reasonably fast for a dynamic driver. Sub-bass notes rumble with authority and the mid-bass is impactful with minimal bleed into the lower mids.
Melody’s midrange has good clarity and is mostly neutral in tone. However, the upper midrange lifts quite sharply and becomes shouty (this effect is attenuated with the red filter). As a result of the elevated bass and lower treble, the core midrange is slightly recessed. Again, this is less dramatic when using the Pop filter.
In the upper ranges, Melody is defined by 2 peaks: the first at 5kHz and another at 8kHz. The table is mostly inoffensive with occasional sibilance but if you’re sensitive to the 5kHz region you might struggle with Melody’s treble tuning.
The soundstage has average dimensions and a somewhat spherical shape. Imaging is sufficient and the overall resolution is moderate.
The BGVP Melody has an interesting and original design. It comes with an excellent modular cable and a good accessory bundle. In terms of sound, it’s decent with the red and silver filters but not so much with the Balanced set.