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Might be a good option for some...
on September 15, 2012
Short version: effectiveness is negligible, mounting setup is easy but a bit awkward. All in all, not worth while for my setup, but might be good for some.
After putting up several acoustic absorbers (fiberglass panels, covered and mounted on the wall) in my home studio, I was still getting unwanted reflections and decided to try this reflection filter out. The setup, as others have noted, was pretty easy, though even with all the screws tightened the filter's position was a little unstable and it would shift around from time to time. This wasn't too much of a problem, but a small annoyance. It's important to note, also, that this filter must be mounted on a straight stand. That's probably true for any such product, since the extra weight would topple any non-weighted boom stand.
Before setting up the reflection filter, I had made several voice over recordings to test against. Once the filter was in place, I made several new recordings with the exact same mic, position, settings, etc., and compared the two. The difference was negligible. I tried adjusting the positioning of the reflection filter a few times, but ultimately, the results remained the same. I speculate that this product might provide greater benefit to an otherwise untreated room, and therefore would be a good option for someone who couldn't mount any proper acoustic panels on their walls, but it's hard to say. The bottom line: it didn't work for me, so I returned it.