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Paid 4k for this Mount. Definitely not worth it. The body is very stern and hardly reduces vibrations. There was no return policy when I purchased this. Ideal one should pay 300 rupees for this. Not sure what I was thinking when I made the purchase.
I got this set as a recommended purchase with the AT2020 mic from Amazon. I knew it was a cheap bundle, but I assumed if it was recommended it must mostly work. I was wrong.
The shock mount BARELY reduces vibration noise. If I just lightly tap the boom or the desk, I can still hear it, just at reduced volume, albeit only slightly reduced.
The pop filter is almost worthless. The problem I believe is that it sits TOO close to the microphone, so it only slightly reduces the wind and pop sounds. However, if I took the filter and held it in my hand in front of the mic at a further distance, it worked great. So, the issue is how it attaches causes it to be too close to the mic.
The 2nd issue with the pop filter is how it attaches. By attaching directly to the mic, vibrations from the filter from wind etc. will still reverberate into it, equally causing it to be ineffective.
Bottom line, unless you absolutely cannot afford anything else and the tiniest improvement matters to you, avoid this bundle. It does not do the job it is designed for even in the slightest. Very disappointed.
I'm going to be needing to, already, replace this. And don't rely on the pop filter if you DO get it, there's only about a quarter inch of foam on it so it'll do NOTHING to stop plosives. As for the shock mount, I recently got a new boom arm, and just in the act of installing it on my new arm bent the steel ring where the microphone installs so now the mic cannot remain mounted straight in the arm. It's made of incredibly cheap materials, and even in the act of installing the pop filter properly broke one of the PLASTIC tabs that are meant to hold the not all that stretchy bands in place. And those bands don't have all that much elasticity in their own right either. All in all, just...cheap materials leading to a cheap feel and use. Don't buy this one, unless it's to get you by until you can get a better one. And even then I'd say just get the better one if you can.
I picked up a pretty decent mic (Golden Age Project D2), and had issues with it picking up every little bump and nudge on my desk. So I purchased this shock mount/filter combo.
Overall, I feel pretty let down. It maybe absorbs 20% of the bumps, but it's still very easy for it to pick up tiny bumps. Things like my cat walking on my desk are still being picked up. Thumps like adjusting my mic register still. I've tried various positions: straight up and down, angled, laying on it's side. No change. For reference, it is attached to this stand: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DHLSTLV/
I'll definitely be trying to find a higher quality shock mount since this one, while convenient and easy to install, is 80% useless. For now I'll just continue using noise cancelling to offset the sounds as much as possible.
I don't use this much but the base adjustment was finicky and felt cheap from the start. I kept having to try to tighten it to hold up the mic (Audio-Technica AT2020) but it would always slip after a shot time. Finally the threads on the base stripped entirely and it is completely useless. probably the few 1/2 dozen or so songs I got out of it were worth the cheap price, but I will spend more $ to get something better next time
The rubber bands on the pop filter were abysmal, ripped the second I extended them. Didn't care, as I already had my own pop filter.
I installed the shock mount and had no problems. I used it for around two hours and as I was talking with my friends online, the screw holding the shock mount and the mount snapped and dropped my microphone down. It was great while it lasted I guess.
The shock mount is fine. The pop filter introduces a buzz that is just bad enough to ruin your VO recording. It's like the screen or something isn't glued-in well enough. Use a foam cover or some other pop filter instead.