Have you ever seen a video online or listened to a recording of someone speaking where their speech was punctuated with what sounds like a gunshot? Whilst there are a number of reasons this might be happening, the most common is that they haven’t used a pop filter with their microphone and every time they say a word with a hard stop (like “crack”, “stop” or “bat”), the force of their voice hits the microphone head on, causing that distinctive noise.
Have no fear! We’ve scoured the market for the best pop filters around so that you don’t have to. We’ve found filters to fit every need and budget, so get your microphone set up how you like it – we have the feeling you’ll be using it soon.
Best Pop Filter – Table For You To Compare!
The table below shows the name of each pop filter we’ll be reviewing, as well as the type of microphone it’s intended for and the type of filter it is. This is a brief overview, but just wait – the real meat of this article is yet to come.
|Pop Filter||Mic Type||Filter Type|
|On Stage Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen||Standard||Foam cover|
|Dragonpad USA Pop filter||Any||Clip on|
|Sywon Metal Mesh Pop Filter||Standard/Condenser||Shield|
|VocalBeat Foam Pop Filter||Large (2.5” diameter)||Foam cover|
|Auphonix Premium Audio 6-inch Microphone Pop Filter||Any||Clip on|
Now that you have a feel for the types of products we have in store, let’s take a closer look at each, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses as we go. The first in line is also the least expensive, the On Stage Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen.