Updated on Dec 14, 2020
If you're looking for the best Blue Yeti pop filter on the market, then you've come to the right place. As great as the Blue Yeti might be, it can still greatly benefit from the use of a pop filter, as it is with any condenser microphone on the market.
Pop filters are essential for gaining the highest quality audio in our recordings. The value that they bring to the table is their elimination of Plosives, which are the audio-stopping sound most commonly caused by our use of the letters P, T, & K. If you're reading this, you probably already know that but if not, these letters cause a large spike in our audio that is absolutely horrible for you and your listeners. Sort of like blowing really hard directly into the microphone.
The options we've selected for you today have been tested specifically with the Blue Yeti USB so that we can ensure you get the most out of your next purchase. Whether you're looking for a standard pop filter, foam windscreen, or a shock mount/pop filter pair, this list has everything you could need.
The Blue Pop Filter is obviously a very popular choice thanks to the shared brand name. The rectangular design is also pretty unique and offers a cool aesthetic for your recording setup.
In terms of how effective it is as a pop filter, I think you'll find the Blue Pop Filter does an excellent job at filtering out plosive sounds, softening up your B's, P's & T's. The notciable distinction with this option is that it's made of metal, which is not as common. On several occassions I've ran tests to see the true difference between mesh pop filters and metal ones, and I'm going to share the few, minimal details I've noticed with you.
The main difference I've noticed between the metal and mesh options is that the metal one allows more high frequncies to pass through. The effect of a plosive sound in general includes a lot of frequencies on the high-end, so it could be beneficial for you if you want that level of impact. I personally like to limit my high frequencies, but that's purely preferance. Overall, great choice and has the Blue name.
The Aokeo Pop Filter is a much more affordable option compared to the above. But don't let the low price fool you! This option has a lot of cool features and you'll find it's very effective. For most beginners or those looking to save, pay attention!
The Aokeo Pop Filter uses a dual-layer design, with the first blocking air blasts (the plosives) with space between the second layer, to trap that pressure. This is an interesting technique, and certainly does the job. I was actually quite curious about it, as in the past when building my own pop filters, they didn't work as well. So I tried making one with two (spaced-out) layers and it really did make a difference!
My favorite feature, however, is the goose-neck design. When it comes to literally anything, I love flexibility. If you do podcasting, or anything that isn't traditional studio recording, it's a great pop filter to have since you can bend it around with your boom-arm stands.
The only real downside is it doesn't stay in place all the time. A pretty small price to pay, if you ask me.
So, the last option had two layers, and was made of mesh. The Moukey Metal Pop Filter uses 3 layers made out of metal! I know you must be dying to hear how it compares to the last choice with these drastic differences, and I can say that I did notice some differences, but they weren't crazy. Oh, did I mention it comes with a shockmount, too?
The Moukey Metal Pop Filter is a u-shaped filter with 3 layers for offering you the maximum quality. The first layer is a large metal mesh, followed by a foam layer, finishing with a finer metal layer. The audio I tested came out really clear, but more importantly, this filter is a lot more durable than the mesh options. I've been guility of snapping the cheaper plastic options by accident, so it's nice to trust the physical quality of this pop filter.
The shockmount definitely sweetens the pot for me, however. Shockmounts will absorb vibrations on your microphone, whether it's from the stand being bumped or just general swaying. These types of enviornment noises can be just as harmful as plosives, so if you don't already have a shockmount, definitely give this pop filter some extra consideration. It's a great choice, and not very expensive!
This next option is a little different than a pop filter, but can still be quite effective, and has it's own benefits. The Aedor Foam Windscreen is going to protect both your microphone and your audio, as it can reduce background noise and protect the capsule from dust & moisture.
I love windscreens for how they reduce the general background noise with condenser microphones. It also filters out plosives but with more high-frequency loss than other choices. For people doing voice over work, this can be really nice. I know YouTubers like to use it for that specific reason, especially if their voice is on the high side. Windscreens like the Aedor Foam Windscreen are also popular with podcasting mics such as the Shure SM7B, which comes with a windscreen in the box.
Our last choice is a bit more pricey, but comes with a quality screen & a shockmount. If you want the best option, the Sunmon Shock Mount With Pop Filter might be for you.
This option uses a professional pop filter that works just as great (if not better) than the others on this list. After doing several tests, I concluded that the pop filter has a great balance with the high frequencies, giving off a really natural sound. It's like you can't even tell it's there. The only downside is that it's not really a great choice unless you know you're going to be using the shockmount, as it's designed to be screwed into it.
The shockmount is also great quality. It's made with plastic, which isn't always the best, but the thin, lightweight design is actually quite impressive. Most shockmounts are thicker, and for plastic options, typically less durable. I found the Sunmon Shock Mount With Pop Filter to actually be really durable, not flimsy like others I've used in the past. In terms of how effective it is, I can't really complain. I noticed some noise if I kick the microphone stand pretty hard, but what do you expect. Overall, this is the finest choice you'll find for under $50.
We hope that with this list you were able to find the best Blue Yeti pop filter for your needs. While it's tempting to go with the top choice, due to the shared brand name, there is a great benefit in some of our other selections. The Sunmon Shock Mount With Pop Filter is one of my favorite choices on the list due to the additional accessory. As we mentioned, shock mounts are just as valuable to your audio as the pop filter. While we recommended these options for the Blue Yeti, they also work great with any other USB microphone or XLR microphone.
If you purchase one of our recommended pop filters, let us know down in the comments below! We're always looking for feedback on our recommendations so we can help better serve your needs. If you think we've made a poor recommendation, or that we're missing something, we're always open to suggestions! Let us know what you think.
Posted on Dec 04, 2020
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