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Best Vocal Pop Filter

Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter

  • Don Makoviney
  • Last Updated: January 29, 2016

The Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter is the best vocal pop filter. It's gooseneck and clamp have not wore out over two years of regular use. Other users on music forums and music gear retail sites agree. The Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter is the one to get.


What makes a good pop filter

This Sound on Sound article explains it well:

The way the pop screen works is simple — sound passes through the fine mesh with just a little high-frequency reduction, but plosives are stopped dead. As the puff of air from the mouth hits the mesh, it breaks up, becomes turbulent, and loses its coherence, so what starts off as an organised mass of air ends up being randomised so that the air molecules are no longer all pushing in the same direction. It’s simple, but it works! To make the screens even more effective, many designs incorporate two layers of mesh a short distance apart, so that anything that gets by the first layer is mopped up by the second. Such a screen will tame even the worst plosives. However, it is crucial that the windshield is spaced a couple of inches in front of the mic capsule — there has to be a volume of still air between the pop shield and mic capsule.

There’s really not an awful lot to write about for pop filters. You can make your own with some nylon pantyhose and a coathanger.

The biggest issue with most of the pop filters I’ve used over the years is the flexible gooseneck part, and the clamp that attaches to your microphone stand.

Too often, the clamps wear out quickly, or on some of the cheapest ones, they barely ever work at all.

So your biggest focus should be getting one that is sturdy and lasts a long time. That’s where the user reviews come in.

Our pick

The best pop filter is the Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter. I’ve used one for years, and they’re inexpensive enough you can have a few around.

The reason I pick it as the best is it’s the only one that I’ve had for a couple of years that still works. I’ve tried about every one. All the other brands ended up breaking, or the gooseneck lost it’s stiffness, and the clamp ended up not working anymore.

If you want a great pop filter that will last for a long time, the Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter is the one to get.


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Best Vocal Pop Filter

Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter

Best Vocal Pop Filter

Important Specs

Configuration Double mesh
Warranty 12 month money-back guarantee
more specs

Synopsis:

The Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter is the best vocal pop filter. It's gooseneck and clamp have not wore out over two years of regular use. Other users on music forums and music gear retail sites agree. The Auphonix 6-Inch Microphone Pop Filter is the one to get.

- M

Sources

  1. Paul White, Sound On Sound, 20050501
    Pop Shields: Why You Need Them
Originally published: January 31st, 2016

Important Specs

Configuration Double mesh
Warranty 12 month money-back guarantee
more specs


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