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The Best Mic Stands for Every Budget

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Pros
Cons
Best of the Best
Latch Lake
MicKing 2200
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The end-all, be-all in mic stands for studio & television. You won't find a higher quality option on the market. The extra features keep you focused on the work.
Pros
The 7 lb counterweight & 29 lb base reduce risk of tipping. Boom can extend to over 7 feet. Bases can link together to strengthen stability.
Cons
The only real qualm is that the price is restrictive for smaller operations that will still require several stands.
Best Bang for the Buck
Ultimate Support
MC-125
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For the studio that understands that first impressions count & want the best for their clients without needlessly breaking the bank.
Pros
The 6 lb counterweight is perfect for heavy condenser mics. The casters on the base allow for easy repositioning. The heavy, wide base helps prevent tipping.
Cons
Although still costly, it's the perfect investment for studios that need only one or two vocal & instrument mic stands and/or overheads.
Best Budget Pick
Samson
MK-10
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Your general, all-purpose & low-cost mic stand for the stage or the studio. Use it, beat it up, loan in out, lose it, get another!
Pros
The wide, low-height tripod base can stop tipping with heavy mics, especially if a leg is pointed in the direction of the boom. Very inexpensive.
Cons
The tripod can cause tripping on stage. For gigs we recommend the Pyle-Pro PMKS5 reviewed below with the heavy round base.

The best microphone stands are different for every application. You'll need to think about why it is you're on the hunt in the first place and where you'll be using your stand. You might even give thought to how you'll store it, if it will be transported around, and much more. We cover all of the considerations and show you the top options for each scenario below...

TL;DR - Best Budget Pick: Samson MK-10 - Best Bang for the Buck: Ultimate Support MC-125