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The pop filter is great, the stabilizer is solidly built...except for the cords on it. The cords on the stabilizer have these rather wide bits where the ends are fused, and I've had one snap and blast me in the face while talking. This occurred because the fused section broke, I replaced it with a rubber band which does the job, but I was hoping for better quality. Make sure if you buy it, you don't have the fused bit on the metal hooks, I didn't but I can only imagine that would accelerate the failure.
Great Shock Mount, the pop-filter fits over your Condencer Mic. The box comes with a Black Spider type Shock Mount, that is Studio worthy and will last years with care. Also wrap around Condercer mic pop-filter, I still use my CAD pop-filter to keep my distance between the mic and my voice, so I get a consistent level on the vocal track. The wrap around pop-filter does do a great job of stopping the dreaded "P" pop from your voice. Also with the Shock Mount and pop-filter is a brass Euro converter threaded sleeve, to go from U.S. to Euro threads, and if your like me you cant have enough of these. My final word is get the Shock Mount and you'll be very happy, in fact buy a few of them. SGT Huey Falls USMC Ret.
*I am not an audio expert* I needed to record some speeches and some voice stuff and ended up buying a nice mic and stand, but needed a mount and pop filter. While looking at pop filters, this one popped up and what a deal! You get a shock mount and pop filter, both work great.
USAGE: Using the shock mount is fairly easy. I will say (and to save others from having the "ah ha, I'm an idiot" moment), there are two butterfly-type tabs you can squeeze together that will widen the middle of the mount to make it easier to slide the mic in. When you let go of the tabs it will tighten back around the mic. Makes it a lot easier than pinching your fingers trying to separate out space by hand.
I really enjoy this shock mount and the fact that it comes with a pop filter is an added bonus. The mount itself does a fantastic job of reducing vibrations from its surroundings should my phone vibrate on my desk or I accidentally bump into it with my knee or chair. The pop filter it comes with is u-shaped and lined with a woven mesh material and attaches to the mic with two woven elastic bands on the back that fit snugly around my mic. For those that may be wondering this will fit the Audio-Technica 2020 just fine, and since it is a Cardioid condenser mic, the shape of the pop filter does a nice job of effectively covering the entire pick up range of the AT2020. The only thing I would say to be careful of, and it's not even that big of a deal, is watch out for the elastic bonds that secure the pop filter to your mic. They sit on plastic tips on either sides with lips on them so they don't easily fly off, but I did have the bottom band fly across my room when initially putting it on, although I may have also put too much tension on it causing it to sling off. Outside of that, the mount itself is impressive and the fact that it includes a pop filter while still being reasonably priced is quite awesome.
I needed a shock mount to lessen the table noise on the Maono. The mic does not have a stand mount and there are volume knobs on the front. The diameter states it would fit but of course the control knobs got in the way. I clamped the mic about 3/4" on the bottom and it holds very tightly. The clip is like a giant binder clip and the mic is very secure. Since the back of the clip is open, the connection ports are exposed and clamps a little lower than the front, so it looks a bit tilted but that's fine with me. The pop screen is a nice addition in this package.
Overall I'm satisfied to have a shock mount for a mic that really can't adapt easily since there are control knobs in the front and no mount on the bottom. It's an inexpensive necessity to help improve my overall presentations.
The spider mic mount is typical of the mounts for most of the inexpensive condenser mics on the market today. Not super high quality bands or band anchors, but the unit does OK on Behringer, MXL and other similar type mics. We use this in our radio production studio with a Behringer B2, and it works fine. For the price, we can afford to replace it every 5 to 10 years when the bands stretch out or start coming loose. It helps if the talent wouldn't tug on the mic. I try re-iterating that, but people think it's so cool to tug on a mic boom by yanking on the mic for some reason. Guess it looks impressive, even though it hurts the shock mounts. Good thing these are not a lot of money. As for the windscreen, I have had no-one here complain of P-popping the mic because of the shallowness of the screen next to the body of the mic. I have personally not experienced it when recording the news, the stock report, or weather. So, for those users who are complaining about it being too close and still picking up "plosives" my guess is the mic is getting the air pressure from some other area of the mic not covered by the screen. So far, it's been working fine for us. On our mic, there's about a 3/8" distance between the screen and the mic, which is way farther than the foam ball cover ever was. The Behringer is a cheapo condenser, but still sounds great after 15 years. I did find that more high frequencies and sibilance gets to the mic through this screen than they ever did with the factory foam cover from Behringer. So I had to set the mic processor to filter the DS a little more aggressively and turn down the high's EQ knob just a pinch to balance it out. Otherwise, the pop filter is working fine. Glad the manufacturer included extra bands to keep it strapped to the mic. I'm sure they will dry rot in just a few years, you could probably use O rings or black rubber bands to do the same job. But you do get a spare set with your purchase. The boss loves that it gives the mic a more contemporary look than the old foam style. It "upscales" the mic in beauty, so that is a nice touch. Granted, this wouldn't be something you'd use in a top-grade recording studio, but for the money, you will be fine if applied to the right recording application. In radio, I find it perfectly acceptable and doesn't cause any problems with our condenser mic.
So they work nice. They are somewhat complex with all the elastic band silliness. But they very much do a great job. They isolate vibrations with the bands so your stomping foot next to a condenser mic stand doesn't make unwanted sounds. The windscreen is nice. Nice. Not thrilling, but nice. It does work, and the recording quality of the condenser mic is heightened with it.
My issue is the quality of the parts and build. After running them for some time with a learning guitarist teen using them constantly along with my own constant use, the big issues are 1) having to constantly fix the damn elastic bands and the big one is 2) the little screws that hold the ring together. The one sole single point of failure screw that holds the ring onto the mount completely stripped out on me. To the point even my tap and die kit couldn't fix it - I'd need a bigger screw. The screw just slides in and out of the hole, the threads in the hole that holds it onto the mount are worn out.
I have to buy a new one because the old one is effectively unrepairable worn out.
I hope this one lasts longer. Purchased May 7th, 2019. Repurchasing to replace the failed critical part on Sep 19th of 2020.
I bought this to use with my new AT2020 condenser mic, and after two days of testing, I’m really pleased with it. All of the materials are high-quality, and the vibration dampening is better than I expected for the price. The squeeze-spring clamp is solid, as well as the angle adapter wing-nut clamp. I used this upright for vocals, and despite my habit of tapping my foot, it provided good vibration cancelling. I also used it angled, and the adjust emend screw held things in place without any drooping. The AT2020 (and the AT2035) are on the heavier side, and this performs well. The windscreen/pop filter is better than average, and is easy to attach/remove. The inclusion of the two spare rubber bands is also appreciated. *as extra protection, I added a foam ‘over the mic’ pop filter to the package, and I can do close proximity vocals straight on, with no plosives or sibilance. Overall, this is a well-made duo, and is a good value.
I got these because Amazon had these as a "frequently bought together " item. Normally, I dont have problems with these types of items, so I blindly bought this item wanting the best match for my buy, but the mic it was suggested to be used with constantly falls over. I've twisted the tightening knob with great effort only to see the mic flop over again and again.. the pop filter is ok, but not as good as I'd hoped. I had to buy a second pop filter to get the resultsi wanted.. I've gotten past this, but I can't recomend this item with its obvious flaws. It honestly saddens me that these flaws seems so easy to prevent..
This was purchased to use with a MXL-V67G microphone. The shock mount seems well built for the price and it came with a couple extra of the stretchy bands that hold and isolate the actual mic clamp. I really didn't need the pop filter that came with it. It's a good thing, too, because it seemed to drastically attenuate the signal. I'm using a foam cover on the mic instead. For me it wasn't a big deal as I already had both the foam sock and a filter that clamped on to the mic stand.