Metal windscreen vs Foam windscreen for MX418s

FAQ #1920 Updated February 16, 2018


I'm a big fan of your Microflex goosenecks. Unfortunately some presenters insist on eating them. The A99WS works pretty well, but I was wondering if the locking metal windscreen A412MWS was any more effective in reducing plosives.


The A99MWS is more effective than the A412WS because it surrounds the mic element with more "dead air". The effectiveness of a windscreen is a direct function of its diameter: bigger is better.

Have you tried an omnidirectional capsule (R183B) on the mic? An omni capsule is very resistant to plosives.

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