A headphone or headset stand is a helpful addition to any set up. Not only will it help you stay organized, a stand will showcase your elegant pair of headphones. Chronic cord entanglement is a condition that must be taken seriously. Your mouse may be tangled with your keyboard cord, your headset cord has found its way to intertwine itself among the two, and monitor cables have found a way to weave in between the tangles in quite a ludicrous fashion. There must be some sort of conspiracy plot behind the madness of it all.
As gamers sometimes our battle stations can get pretty cluttered with all that swanky gaming gear. This time we are going to be looking at an often overlooked accessory, the gaming headset stand.
It’s always nice to have a clean desk space that not only looks good but also is efficient and functional. Some basic utility equipment goes a long way towards achieving these goals. Furthermore, a headset stand will aid in keeping your high quality gaming gear safe from any potential damage. A few companies have developed stands that look sexy and will make for a lifelong headset companion. On this page, we discuss the basic design of stands, include a table of the top selections, then take a closer look at the best eight headset stands and find out why they are so popular.
15 Best Headset Stands of 2016
We’ve organized, rated by popularity, and sorted the headset stands by price ascending for easy viewing. This is our compiled table of the best headset stands. For HGG’s top 7 picks, head to our section further down the page.
|AmoVee Headphone Stand||Plastic (Acrylic)||10" inches|
|Brainwavz Hengja||Metal||2" inches|
|The Anchor Under-Desk Headphone Mount||Silicone||2" inches|
|FortuneCat Dual Headphones Stand||Wood||9" inches|
|Bluelounge Posto Headphone Stand||Aluminum||10" inches|
|Sound Blaster Headset Stand||Plastic||10" inches|
|Ear Force HS1 Headset Stand||Plastic||11" inches|
|Audio Technica Headphone Hanger (Japan Import)||Plastic||2" inches|
|Thermaltake eSports Gaming Headphone Cradle||Plastic||11" inches|
|Brainwavz Peridot Headphone Stand||Plastic (Acrylic)||11" inches|
|LUXA2 E-One Aluminum Headphone Stand||Aluminum||10" inches|
|Wooden Omega Stand with Walnut Finish||Wood||10" inches|
|Satechi Aluminum Headphone Stand with USB Ports||Aluminum||10" inches|
|Just Mobile HeadStand||Aluminum||12" inches|
|Razer Headphone Stand||Aluminum||10" inches|
General Thoughts on Headset Stands
A headset stand is a pretty straightforward design. It is simply a place to perch your headset after you’re done using your computer. A stand is also great for those times when you need to give your ears a rest and switch to external speakers. Switching between audio sources can happen pretty frequently.
Ears come in all shapes and sizes, and not everyone can handle 8 hour long sessions with ears cupped. Having a designated location to place your headset will help you locate them when you’re ready to switch back. It also cuts down on cord tangling if you have a wired set. Aluminum, wood, and plastic are the most commonly used materials seen in these stands. Obviously, metals, alloys, and wood are going to be heavier than those constructed from plastic. They will also run slightly higher in price.
Probably the most important factors for most folks will be the style and appearance of the headset stand. You’re looking for something that looks good with the rest of your setup and perhaps even matches your headphones. Other than appearance, some stands incorporate different design elements. For example, The Just Mobile Headset stand is unique in that it offers what the manufacturer calls an “integrated cable tidy” which allows you to conceal the cable by wrapping it around the notched base. Elevation Lab created a pretty cool solution with their “Anchor” headset hanger featured below.
Will the Stand Fit My Headphones or Headset?
Good question. Most of these stands are developed to universally fit a wide range of headsets and headphones. This being said, some bulkier headsets may look silly on smaller stands. If you have a bigger or heavier pair of headphones it may be worth paying a little extra for a sturdy stand. That will reduce the risky of knocking it over and just plain look better. Some, like the Razer stand below, fit nearly all headphones and headsets.
If you’re worried, look at the product dimensions, particularly the unit’s height. This will help you understand how much clearance from the desk’s surface your headphones will have when placed on the stand. Product weight will generally help you understand how stable the stand is. Keep in mind, many stands have rubber feet that prevent slippage.
7 Best Gaming Headset Stands
Let’s take a closer look at some of the best options out there.
If you want a headset stand that epitomizes elegance, this posh Omega Headphone Stand is up to the task. Nothing shouts you’ve got that bankroll like a polished, Walnut wood headphone stand. It also comes in bright red and green colors. If you’ve got those Beyerdynamic headphones and want something clean and professional to compliment them, this could be the perfect match.
If you’re a fan of Turtle Beach products and own a Turtle Beach headset (matching is fun!), you can pick this up to match your gaming headset. Perhaps you may just like the chromed out black matte finish of this headset stand. This stand displays your headset gear in fine fashion. This is a less expensive alternative to Just Mobile’s HeadStand below. It’s not nearly as solid as the HeadStand, but it gets the job done. However, if you have a large headset it isn’t as heavy as other stands. The rubber feet along the base make up for some of this deficiency.
Just Mobile is one of the kings of stylish looking office and mobile accessories. The JustMobile HeadStand is beautifully designed and is constructed with high-quality aluminum. It comes in a brushed standard silver or black color. It is compatible with all headphones and headsets. If you have a wired headset, no problem, Just Mobile included an integrated cable wrap slot along the bottom of the stand for an extra-tidy look. Just Mobile’s headset stand is the perfect complement to your high quality headphones or headset.
The Audio-Technica Headphone Hanger is another excellent storage solution that can be mounted to the edge of a TV stand, component rack, or desk. The leather feeling cushion is a great material to rest the band of a pair of nice headphones. The clamp is easily adjustable to mount to thicker surfaces as well. Mounted horizontally, the holder is designed so the top of your headset hangs slightly lower than the surface of the object the holder is clamped to.
If you have more than one headset, such as those of us who own both a headset and traditional headphones, FortunateCat has created a stand that eloquently holds two pairs with ease. Its about 9 inches high so it will hold all but the bulkiest of head wear. The bad news is assembly is required. The good news is that its only two screws so it should take max 5 minutes to put together. Its not going to win any design awards, but it is a sturdy stand and an adequately heavy weight to get the job done.
If the Just Mobile stand isn’t doing it for you, but you dig the aluminum look, LUXA2’s stand may be the one you are looking for. It looks like it’s straight out of Apple’s labs. LUXA2 claims this aluminum is cut using a diamond cutter. It’s a little pricey, but the silver looks spectacular with a pair of white headphones. If you’ve got a black set, they also offer a black color option. It is universally compatible and features rubber feet the keep this headphone friend glued to your desk.
If you like the omega design but are looking for something a little less expensive Brainwavz makes a really snazzy looking product called the Peridot Headphone Stand. This stand will happily hold your headset with style. Brainwavz’s stand is a thick, clear stand that weights about one and a half pounds. The stand measures to about 13 inches tall. It looks sharp with a pair of bright colored gaming headphones mounting it. It’s a one size fits all stand and can hold wide or narrow bands; small or large ear cups. The main complaint about this headphone stand is that it really shows fingerprints. OCD sufferers beware.