Top critical review
January 23, 2019
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.