A couple years ago, after reviewing almost every pop filter on the market, I swore I’d never review another one today, there are way too many “me-too” and knockoff screen products available. However, when the truly unique Stedman Proscreen came out, I had to check it out.
Like other screens on the market, Proscreen is available in two versions: The $47.50 PS100 has a 180° swivel on a standard ⅝-inch, 27-thread mount; and the $59 PS101 has a 13-inch gooseneck with a clamp that attaches to any mic stand or boom. However, what really sets Proscreen apart from the rest of the pack is its unique metal screen material that is not simply perforated but louvered; the slight angle redirects ultralow-frequency breath blasts and pops downward out the back of the screen. This process does not attenuate high frequencies as do most fabric screens and leaves the vocal performance unaffected. Even blowing directly into the screen has almost no effect on the mic. As a further plus, the Proscreen is easy to clean and is ruggedly built for a lifetime of service in fact, the unit includes a lifetime warranty. This one works!
Stedman Corp.; www.stedmancorp.com; 888/629-5960.