When it comes to buckling down and focusing on work, headphones can be a kind of godsend. Not only are they a more polite and respectful way to keep your music (or podcasts) to yourself, but they also serve to drown out the distractions that might surround you. And those points have become all the more important, now that more people are working from home than ever before. If we had to pick one major downside to headphones — especially the over- and on-ear varieties — it’s that, when you’re not actively wearing and using them, they’re a bit bulky and difficult to store.
Rather than just tossing them haphazardly onto a corner of your desk or stashing them in a drawer somewhere, we’ve got an answer for you that will keep them safe, accessible, and — perhaps most importantly — housed in a manner that will actually look good amongst the rest of your desktop gear and accessories. We’re speaking, of course, about headphone stands. But the one that works best for you is going to be determined by a number of features, including your personal preference, how much space you have, your budget, etc. Thankfully, our following list of the 12 best headphone stands has numerous options — and amongst them is a headphone stand best-suited to you. You just have to find it.
Elevation Lab The Anchor Under-Desk Headphone Mount
There are three features that make Elevation Lab’s Anchor headphone mount worth consideration. First, it mounts on the underside of your desk, meaning your headphones will be out of eyesight — which is great for people who like having an orderly desktop. Second, they’re designed in a way that you can actually rest two sets of headphones on them — one on each “arm.” And lastly, it’s exceedingly inexpensive — which might be reason enough itself.
Brainwavz Hengja Headphone Hanger
The one big problem with the previous option is that it uses an adhesive to attach to your desk. If you’d prefer to keep your desk, even the underside, unmarred by sticky tape or glue, you can choose the Brainwavz Hengja headphone hanger as a suitable alternative. This will still keep your headphones out of the way under your desk, but the mounting system is temporary and non-abrasive. That also means you can take it with you when you’re working on the go.
Bluelounge Posto Universal Headphone Stand
K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Stupid. Apart from the pejorative, that seems to be the approach Bluelounge took with its Posto Universal Headphone Stand. And it worked brilliantly, as this ultra-minimalist stand is gorgeously basic in the best way. Of course, it isn’t without features — like a soft and flexible rubber rest at the top, a wide sturdy base, and availability in either black or white (so you can pick that which looks best with your ‘phones of choice).
Steelseries HS1 Headset Stand
If you like the industrial aesthetic or you just prefer cold, raw materials, you can’t go terribly wrong with the Steelseries HS1 Headset Stand. Designed to work with all Steelseries headsets (as well as those made by competitors), this ultra-simple headphone stand is made from sturdy, lightweight, and durable aluminum. It’s not here to show off; it’s here to do its job. And it does that job marvelously well.
Satechi Aluminum USB Headphone Stand
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the Satechi Aluminum USB Headphone Stand. Not only does this all-metal stand serve as a spectacular resting place for your headphones, but it also has an integrated cable organizer (ideal for wired headphones) and it features a trio of USB 3.0 ports that can be used to juice up your tech, transfer files, and more. For the tech-obsessed, this is a tough headphone stand to beat.
Master & Dynamic MP1000B Headphone Stand
It’s safe to say that Master & Dynamic knows a thing or two about making a great pair of headphones. Turns out that expertise also pares pretty well into their MP1000B Headphone Stand you see here. As you can clearly see, this is about as minimalist as these stands get, but there’s still some noteworthy stuff going on. For instance, the arm is made from precision-machined steel, making it as strong as it is simple. It also has rubber feet for stability and surface protection. And, to wrap it all up, the headphone rest is textured with a cross-hatch pattern to ensure your headphones won’t ever slide off by accident.
Razer Base Station V2 Chroma
RGB customization, admittedly, isn’t for everyone. But there’s a strong “subculture” of gamers that love the option for custom-lit everything. If you find yourself amongst those gamers, then the Razer Base Station V2 Chroma is probably the headphone stand for you. Available in white, black, or pink, this headphone stand boasts a pair of USB 3.1 ports, a 3.5mm combo port with built-in DAC (for wired headphone models), and Razer’s signature Chroma system that offers customization across 16.8 million colors and can be synced with your on-screen games, other Razer hardware, Phillips Hue lights, and more.
Woo Audio Adjustable Headphone Stand
True audiophiles and those obsessed with audio tech likely have in their possession more than a single pair of headphones. If that sounds like you and you need to hang at least two pair up within arms reach, then the Woo Audio Adjustable Headphone Stand might be ideal for you, at least in its extended format. However, even the single is a solid option with its adjustable height, sturdy all-aluminum construction, and weighted base — all features shared with the double model, as well. This also has one of the widest hangers, making it ideal for headphones with thicker headbands.
Oakywood 2-in-1 Headphone Stand with Wireless Charger
With all of the emerging technologies people have begun to use, the space on your desktop might be getting a bit crowded. As such, having multifunctional gear can help tidy things up. That’s where the Oakywood 2-in-1 Headphone Stand comes in handy. Yes, it’s a beautiful and functionally sound headphone stand. But it has a secret power: the base is also a wireless charger compatible with all Qi-enabled devices and capable of quick-charging speeds. It’s also made from stainless steel and your choice of either oak or walnut wood. And it has a durable braided nylon power cable.
Grovemade Wood Headphone Stand
When it comes to gorgeous desktop gear, Grovemade is at the top of the game. Case in point: the brand’s aptly-named Wood Headphone Stand is so gorgeous that it’s almost a shame that it’s simply a headphone stand. Of course, if you’re into good, heritage-level design and you care about keeping your headphones safe and elevated, you’re in good company. Crafted from solid hardwood, premium leather, and stainless steel, this is a headphone home you can be proud to have on display, whether you’re actively using it or not.
Sieveking Sound Omega Wood Headphone Stand
Many headphone stands have a pressure point at the top, where the bulk of your headphones’ weight is concentrated. This, over time, can cause strain on the headband itself and has the potential to lead to damage. By contrast, the Sieveking Sound Omega headphone stand has a larger contact area that better spreads your headphones’ weight. It’s also large enough to suit bigger hi-fi headphone models — like those from Audeze or Sennheiser — and it’s masterfully crafted from gorgeous hardwood — in your choice of five different beautiful colorways.
Hardgraft Peak Headphone Case
Obviously, Hardgraft’s Peak Headphone Case is a hell of an investment. But if you’re a true audiophile who always needs a pair of hi-fi over-ear headphones on their person, it’s a tough one to beat. That’s because, when it’s not set up in its headphone stand configuration, this premium leather option actually does double duty as a portable storage case. Beautiful Italian leather on the outside and protective padding on the inside combine to craft one of the most stunning, useful, and unique headphone stands on the market, so long as you’re willing to pay a premium for the best around.
The 12 Best Work From Home Headphones
Although you might have a pair of ‘phones already if you’re searching for a stand, it might also be time for an upgrade. And you’ll find the ideal option, especially if you’ve shifted to a more remote employment situation, on our list of the best WFH headphones.
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