The 6 Best Desktop Gongs

Updated April 03, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

6 Best Desktop Gongs
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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. A tabletop gong is a great way to add an Asian aesthetic to your office, reception area, bedroom, or to a space you reserve for relaxation and meditation. They can enhance a sense of well-being when struck, and our selection includes purely decorative items as well as those capable of creating a truly rich sound. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best desktop gong on Amazon.

6. KT Zen Taiji

The KT Zen Taiji makes a good housewarming gift with its eye-catching disc that features the yin-yang symbol to help promote balance in one's life. Whether or not it works will really be up to the recipient, though it definitely can't hurt.
  • makes a great decorative prop
  • inexpensive and charming
  • creates tinny notes
Brand KT Zen Taiji
Model 1 Taiji Gong TS2118 10o
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Suzuki HKG-14

The Suzuki HKG-14 measures 14 inches in diameter and produces a room-filling sound, although it will take up a lot of desk space. It is durable enough to last through years of regular use and features auspicious Chinese characters on the brass disc.
  • manufactured in japan
  • very uplifting when struck
  • stand is very basic
Brand Suzuki Music
Model HKG-14
Weight 3.5 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Oriental Furniture Dragon

The Oriental Furniture Dragon has a higher pitched sound than most think of when imagining a gong, but for those looking for an item more for decorative purposes, it fits the bill. Its metalwork is incredibly detailed and features many motifs important to Buddhists.
  • metal buddha hammer
  • makes unique paperweight
  • good value for the price
Model GFT_MISC_9201154
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

3. Woodstock Chimes 6-inch

The Woodstock Chimes 6-inch has a very traditional look that lovers of Asian culture will appreciate. You can choose between a natural colored wooden stand with a plain bronze disc, or an all-black stand with a bronze disc decorated with two concentric circles.
  • hand-hammered for optimal tuning
  • great quality craftsmanship
  • loud sound belies its size
Brand Woodstock
Model WDG
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

2. Feng Shui Sale Zen Art

The Feng Shui Sale Zen Art is surprisingly well-made considering its low price. Whether purchasing it as a decoration or for creating a soothing sound that helps you find your center, you won't be disappointed. The face features a traditional dragon and a yin-yang motif.
  • ideal for ending meditation sessions
  • won't take up much desk space
  • doesn't wobble when struck
Brand fengshuisale
Model 6108795
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Zildjian 12-Inch

More than a mere decoration or amusing curio, the Zildjian 12-Inch is a genuine musical instrument from a well-respected manufacturer of cymbals. It produces a rich, clear sound that resonates through rooms and blows away most other tabletop models.
  • can play it softly or loud
  • attractive logo across the front
  • comes with a rubber ball mallet
Brand Avedis Zildjian Company
Model P0565
Weight 8.4 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on April 03, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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