Blocks Out Pops, Not Sound!A pop filter is used with microphones to shield the diaphragm from sudden bursts of sound which can cause a popping effect. The shield is "transparent" to sound passage and does not interfere with the movement of sound toward the microphone. Pop filters are commonly seen in recording studios situated between 1" and 8" in front of a microphone.
The sound pop travels straight through it to the microphone with no loss of tone. The secret is the louvered metal that deflects wind downwards while letting sound go straight through (see the PS-101 Close Up).
The PS-101 will last for many years, it can be cleaned with soap and water, and it looks good too!