The 10 Best Headphone Stands
This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Whether you're an audiophile, a music producer, or a gamer, you can depend on one of these headphones stands to help protect your listening equipment from drops and damage. We've included a variety of models suitable for desktop and under-desk placement to meet the space constraints of any workstation. Several of our choices can also double as USB charging hubs for mobile devices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
September 18, 2020:
Whether you're using a pair of closed or open back headphones, I stand by the same values and sentiments I proposed last year with regard to the usefulness of a headphone stand, regardless of whether it's used by an audiophile, gamer, or music producer.
The Just Mobile Avant and Dodocool Gaming models have been removed due to availability issues.
Newly added this year are the Razer Base Station Chroma and Tilted Nation TNShadow, the former of which offers a detachable design for travel and lighting effects that react to both Windows and in-game alerts, while the latter can be used as an all-in-one stand, USB hub, and mouse bungee.
The Mefe Holder has been replaced with the KDrive Organizer, which has many of the same benefits along with integrated overload protection.
August 12, 2019:
Having a reliable pair of headphones is extremely important, especially if you're a hardcore gamer, music producer, or simply an audiophile with an appreciation for total immersion in your music without distracting those around you. That said, it doesn't make a lot of sense to invest in an expensive headset without a stand to support and protect it from falling off your desk. Despite its perceived simplicity, a headphone stand can quickly become greater than the some of its parts, meaning it doesn't have to be boring or restricted to a single purpose. In fact, many of our options can be used as connection hubs for charging your mobile devices, while others will help to inspire your "inner gamer" through the use of simulated surround sound and spiffy color-changing LEDs.
The Corsair Premium, Dodocool, and Enhance Universal models, for example, all appeal to the entertainment lover and hardcore gamer. The Corsair model boasts customizable RGB lighting that is displayed across nine different zones along its base. The transparent acrylic neck on the Enhance stand supports headphones of any size and weight, while illuminating in one of seven different colors. I also added the Avantree Universal for its elegant aluminum and bamboo construction and bottom storage tray for keeping cables organized. Both the Cozoo Desktop and Mefe Holder are designed for connectivity, thanks to several integrated USB ports and power outlets on each, the latter option featuring a built-in alarm clock with snooze function. The Elevation Lab Anchor Pro may appear small and simplistic in design, but you'll definitely appreciate its under-desk application if you're running out of desk space at your workstation. Its adhesive is very strong, while the glass-reinforced composite body is durable enough to withstand heavy impacts. Although it's not ideal for use in humid environments, the Tekline Asona evenly distributes the weight of most bulky headphones. Additionally, its tall profile means you don't have to adjust the spring suspension mechanism on your headgear to make it fit on the platform. Finally, the modular design of the Just Mobile Avant makes it easy to assemble.
TreAsia Tilt Bamboo While it may not look super fancy at first glance, the TreAsia Tilt Bamboo is definitely an elegant and functional headphone storage solution. Rising from its rounded base is an angled metal post with a cylindrical resting spot for most over-ear headsets. This support tube is also equipped with a magnetic end designed to keep smaller earphones securely attached so they don't get lost. treasia-design.com
Grovemade Walnut Add a bold and stylish accent to your workstation with the Grovemade Walnut. Designed and machined in Oregon, this handy accessory accommodates most over-ear headphones and is constructed from a layered combination of solid hardwood and stainless steel for stability, and vegetable-tanned leather. The benefit to its rounded shape is that it can actually cradle your headset rather than force it to hang from a hook or pole. This particular model also comes in a maple option. grovemade.com