Pop filters are a fun thing. Functional and necessary, but some are not as effective as they should be. I've gone through my share of filters; from metal to mesh, from nylon to just a sock (that one was while traveling). In the studio I love my Popless Voice Screen 3.5". It's small enough for a shotgun, but just enough for a large dynamic condenser. Word to the wise...if you use it on a LDC, make sure you still are practicing good mic technique; 6" away and at an angle is preferred (the mic not you).
There are times when an intimate read needs a bit more protection than just 1 pop filter. Adding a quality windsock can be just the trick when you need some extra padding. Now you can argue that good mic technique is all you need, and yes that is true. But sometimes you want to play with proximity effect to give you certain color to your read. I've been in studios where they have a windsock and a pop filter on every session just as standard practice. If you need it, add it!
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