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If you have used a microphone stand then you will know how essential it is to get a one that satisfies all your needs. Pricewise they can range from $10 to $1000 and even more in some cases. More expensive mics will have better quality than the ones with a lower price tag. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a cheaper one is not worth it.

You will be surprised to find out how efficient some of the cheap microphone stands can be. And if you are in the market to buy your first microphone stand or looking to replace your older one then you probably need to try it out first before you go ahead order one off the internet. Since you cannot try them out you will definitely decide which one to buy after reading this post. We are going to list 10 of the best cheap mic stands. Whether you need it for stage or studio, they will get the job done.

It is a round base microphone stand. The base is 10 inches in diameter and made up of sand cast and rubber padding on the bottom. It weighs around 7 lbs and can be detached from its shaft for carrying purposes. You can adjust the stand height from 33 inches to 60 inches. This is best for a standing performance on a stage as it has a firm base to prevent it from tipping over. You can also attach a microphone boom arm to it and get the features of an overhead stand. This is available in black, chrome and white finish to match your stage requirement and aesthetic.

What we like

  • Affordable price
  • Stable Base and Quality Shaft
  • Adjustable height
  • Portability

What we didn’t like

  • Microphone mounting clip is not included

2. Samson MK-10

Features & Specifications

  • Type: Overhead stand
  • Product Dimensions :25.5 x 3.5 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 3.4 lbs
  • Collapsable design
  • Steel black finish

It is an overhead stand with tripod base that folds up into a smaller structure. Its collapsible design makes it highly portable. The construction is quite sturdy and lightweight which aims at transporting it anywhere. It is made up of all steel material and has a black finish on it. Because it is an overhead type, its arm can be adjusted to different angles and longer reach. Ideal for studio recording, stage performance or even home use.

What we like

  • Cheaper price for quality overhead stand
  • Comes with an included microphone clip
  • Sturdy tripod base
  • Collapses into a much smaller unit
  • Steel material built

What we didn’t like

  • Doesn’t support heavier microphones when the arm is extended
  • Range of height adjustment is less

3. On-Stage MS7700B

On stage MS7700B

Features & Specifications

  • Type: Tripod stand
  • Height Adjustment: 32 inches to 61.5 inches
  • Base Spread: 23 inches 
  • Threading: 5/8 inch to 27 inches
  • Steel midpoint locking clutch

This is a cheap mic stand in Tripod stand category. It has a tripod base stand made up of hybrid sheet metal and steel-reinforced plastic on the leg housing. The construction is extremely strong and practically unbreakable. The Tripod base remains stable even on an uneven surface. The legs can be folded and adjusted to different angles. They also have plastic padding to reduce floor vibrations and increase stability. Additionally, a Steel midpoint locking clutch is provided which lets you adjust the height from 32 inches to 61.5 inches. Ideal for touring purposes and setting up on a stage.

What we like

  • Low Price
  • Lightweight
  • Foldable legs
  • Stable base

What we didn’t like

  • No included microphone mounting clip
  • Not built with all steel material

4. NEEWER NW- 35 Adjustable Microphone

Cheapest microphone stand - NEEWER NW 35

Features and Specifications

  • Type: Desktop stand
  • Maximum Microphone Clip Diameter : 1.26 inches/ 32mm
  • Maximum supported load: 2.2 lbs
  • Table Mount Clamp Opening is up to 1.85 inches
  • Extends up to 31.5 inch

NEEWER is the cheapest mic stand on this list. This is a desktop type stand that can mount on a table with a maximum table thickness of 1.85 inches. It has flexible arms that allow you to adjust the suitable angle and height of the microphone. The rotating mount enables to rotate the stand in 360 degrees. You can also adjust its arm and microphone clip to ±180 degree. Its body and frame are made from durable steel while the microphone clip is plastic. Ideal for a recording studio, home, podcast studio and TV stations, etc.

What we like

  • Flexible and adjustable arms
  • Includes Microphone clip
  • Convenient operation
  • Decent quality desktop stand at such a low price

What we didn’t like

  • Only support a maximum of 2.2 lbs load
  • Not suitable for Blue Yeti USB Microphone(most Popular recording microphone)

5. Samson MB1

cheap mic stands - Samson MB1

Features and Specifications

  • Type: Low profile stand
  • Product Dimensions :18 x 13 x 2.2 inches
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs
  • Base Width: 10 inch
  • Height adjustment: 16 inches to 21 inch
  • Maximum supported load: 2 lbs

This is a low profile microphone stand that can be used for miking bass drums, guitar cabinets or other instruments that are close to the floor. Heightwise it can set up at as low as 16 inches from the base and adjusted to maximum 21 inches. The extended arm/boom can be adjusted in ± 180 degrees angle and extended from 15 to 28 inches. The stand is die-cast and constructed with heavy-duty steel. Ideal for podcasting, miking snare drum, floor toms, and speakers, as well as other equipment, placed at a lower height.

What we like

  • Swivel design
  • Sturdy built
  • Adjustable Arm
  • Cheaper price

What we didn’t like

  • The mic adapter is plastic material
  • Fully extended boom supports less weight

6. K & M 25400

K & M 25400

Features and Specifications

Another cheap microphone stand with overhead type stand. It has premium-grade construction and sturdy design. It only weighs a little over 4 lbs which makes it perfect for touring musicians. You can adjust both its length as well as the tilt angle of the extended arm. Its tripod legs have caps fitted on them to make it stable on almost every surface. The rod has 2-piece folding design and its legs snap in and out of the socket. Ideal for musicians to carry around and perform on the stage.

What we like

  • Lightweight
  • High-quality steel material
  • Portability
  • Folding design and swivel joints
  • Leg caps

7. Atlas Sound MS-10C

Atlas Sound MS-10C

Features and Specifications

  • Type: Round base stand
  • Height Adjustment: 35 inches to 64 inches
  • Base diameter: 10 inch 
  • Threaded connector: 5/8 inch tubing
  • Weight: 10lbs

This round base microphone is chrome plated for maintaining higher quality and sturdiness. The base is quite heavy and weighs about 10 lbs so no need to worry about stand falling down on stage. Its high-quality metal built ensures long-lasting result even after rough use. The round base features edge-concentrated distribution of weight and rubber padding that adds to its stability. It is available in two colors and best for the stage use such as live performances and award functions.

What we like

  • Chrome Plated finish
  • Stability
  • Included top and bottom lock-nut rings
  • Great value

8. Ultimate Support PRO-T

Ultimate Support PRO -T-F

Features and Specifications

  • Type: Tripod stand
  • Height Adjustment: 41.7 inches to 63 inches
  • Tube diameter: 1 inch 
  • Threaded connector: 3/8 inch tubing
  • Weight: 7.94 lbs

This is another Tripod type microphone stand but built for withstanding wear and tear. It has stronger and more durable parts made up of quality material. The parts are also field-replaceable and do not easily rust due to its finish which is also scratch resistant. The other best thing is that this stand is compatible with most of the common microphones including Blue yeti because of its patented universal attachment.

The clutch is quite comfortable and like other parts on the stand, it can also be easily replaced. The tripod base is made up of die-cast and sits very stable on the ground. If you are willing to spend a little more then it is perfect for any gigging musician, studio professional or for any orating at any official event.

What we like

  • Stronger built
  • Scratch resistance finish
  • Patented universal attachment
  • Replaceable parts

What we didn’t like

  • Height adjustment range is low

9. Pyle Pro PMKS56

best cheap mic stand - Pyle Pro PM

Features and Specifications

  • Type: Overhead stand
  • Height Adjustment: 51.2 inches to 71.5 inches
  • Boom Arm length: 29.5 inch
  • Threaded connector: standard 5/8 inch 
  • 6.5 lbs counterweight

Pyle Pro is a universal overhead stand that can be used without the boom and convert into a traditional tripod stand. The enlarged durable tripod base provides more stability to the stand. It has lock-tight pivot knobs for structural support and balancing the microphone on the boom arm. Unlike other overhead stands, it offers you more height adjustment and goes to 71.5 inches. You can do the same for boom arm and extend it to the 29.5-inch maximum.

The stand itself is rugged and durable because of its light metal construction. You will not be disappointed if you want to carry it around as it only weighs about 6.5 lbs and has a collapsible design. Since it’s a lot bigger in size than other microphone stands, it’s not really built for tight spaces and doesn’t fold low enough for bass drums. An optimal choice for concert or live outdoor performance for musicians and performers.

What we like

  • Adjustable height range
  • Collapsable design
  • Built quality
  • Enlarged tripod base
  • Optional boom arm

What we didn’t like

  • Not for lower instruments

10. Hercules MS540B LO-PRO

Hercules MS540B LO-PRO

Features and Specifications

  • Type: Low profile stand
  • Adjustable Boom Length: 30.7 inches to 48 inches.
  • Weight: 4.7 lbs
  • Base Width: 12.8 inch
  • Height adjustment: 16 inches to 21 inch
  • Standard 5/8 inch tube connector 

This is another good option for miking amplifiers and mounting drum microphones. It is a low profile type with the foldable tripod base that is made up of die-cast aluminum. Both arm and the stand can be adjusted to the required height. This stand is compact and lightweight enough to carry around easily.

The boom arm and the floor stand can be removed from each other and then reassembling them is also a very convenient process. This is a very good choice if you are looking for a strong and portable low-level mic stand with boom arm for miking amplifiers and bass drums.

What we like

  • Portability
  • Foldable tripod base
  • Sturdy construction
  • Highly flexible and adjustable
  • Support weight even when the boom is fully extended

What we didn’t like

  • Price is a bit higher than others on the list

Mic Stand Buying Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Types Of Microphone Stand

1. Tripod Stands

These kind of stands are pretty basic ones that are easily available for a very affordable price. They are used for the general purpose has three legs to support it from the base. They are highly effective when it comes to stability and providing support to the microphone. Tripod stands are good for singers or performers on the stage as they can be adjusted to a required height.

2. Round Base Stands

As the name suggests this kind of stand has a round base in the bottom. They are more stable than the tripod type as the base is heavier so they do not tend to fall very easily. The base is usually made up of metal(cast steel) or premium grade plastic. Due to a heavier weight at the bottom, they are not as easy as tripod stands to carry around.

3. Low-profile Stands

They are not very different from the round base ones except for the height. They generally are shorter in height and used for bass drums and guitar cabinets. Most of them will have an extending arm called boom for farther reach. Their flat base is also smaller in size so they can fit into tighter spaces.

4. Desktop Stands

By looking at them they look very familiar to low-profile stands but differ in functionality. They are mainly used for podcasting purpose and recording at home or studio. These types of stands can be easily mounted to any type of desk and provide an additional advantage over other stands when it comes to indoor recording.

5. Overhead/ Boom Stands

Overhead stands are the most expensive ones among all of them due to their height. They are used when placing a microphone to extreme height is required, such as overhead drums. The other thing about it is that it has an arm attached to it to reach further distance and its base is similar to a tripod stand. The arm can also swivel and adjusted to different angles. Ideal for people who perform while sitting as it provides a longer reach to a microphone or for miking drums.

Factors To Consider While Buying A Microphone Stand

By now you probably have a solid idea of what to look for when buying a microphone stand. There are however a few other things you should consider when buying a microphone stand. For example, types of the microphone stand and how comfortable and strong it is, whether it takes too much of your space and most importantly if the price of the stand makes sense. Here is a more detailed description of these and a few other criteria.


The first and foremost thing you should care about is the comfort, if you are going to use it extensively it better should be comfortable to hold. Every mic is entirely different and has a different weight distribution.

The one with the round base stay very firmly on the ground and they cannot be moved around very easily. Whereas tripod stand do have stability and a good grip on the surface but they can be tipped over easily if used outdoors. Therefore you might be more comfortable with a tripod base if you are performing on a stage or go on a tour and carry a stand with you.

For studio and outdoor use round or flat base are perfectly comfortable. So find a mic stand you feel comfortable with regardless of what it says on the paper.

Strength And Durability

The simple way to check if a stand is durable or not, you should go through what material it is made up of. Stands that have plastic in their composition are mostly weak and breaks off very easily.

If you are going to spend your money on a microphone stand then make sure it lasts long. Especially if you carry it around a lot because it should be capable of handling some minor wear and tear. Microphone stands made up of aluminum and steel are quite strong and sturdy enough to handle rough use and lasts longer. Many times you can just look and feel the stand to know if it is strong or not.

The size of the stand matters a lot and there are many reasons why it does. First of all, it should be adjustable to your height. Microphone stands are built by keeping an average height in mind but if you are particularly a taller person then you can go for an overhead stand as they have a bigger reach.

But the overhead stand will not work as a stand for miking bass drums or instruments so low profile stands are best to consider in such case. Low profile stands will also work for someone who performs while sitting on a chair of some sorts. Stand that is flexible or have foldable design is best to carry around and will fit in your vehicle easily.


Weight of the stand indirectly correlates to the comfort factor but is also an entirely different factor to consider. Round base weighs more than the tripod base so if you need to carry it on a van or tour bus then you might want to go for the tripod base. Also, the overhead stands are generally heavier than normal tripod stands. So keep that in mind before you buy one. It’s not a deal breaker but a heavier stand can be painful in many occasions.


If you are on a budget you might not wanna go for the expensive one as they can be pretty pricey sometimes. For a professional, it makes sense to go for more premium one but if you are just starting or needs to replace your stand more frequently then cheaper mics will do the job.

Cheaper mics are not always good quality but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a decent microphone stand at an affordable price. We have already mentioned some best microphones in both cheap and midrange price group. You can choose from them or find the one that doesn’t suit your budget.


It is not a major requirement but it’s preferable if you buy a stand that supports mounting of numerous accessories to make your stand more functional. Some of the things you can attach to a stand are Cup holder, phone holder, pop filters and headphone hanger. Among these things, support for a pop filter and headphone hanger is very vital. So go for the one that supports microphone stand accessories.

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Final Words

In our list, we have mentioned the cheap microphone stands for every purpose. So choose the one that fits your circumstances. For example, if you need a stand for home or podcasting then go for desktop type as it will be more convenient. Secondly, don’t expect a low profile stand to work while singing on a stage unless you want to keep a desk underneath it.

Finally, don’t go for a round base if you carry your stand around a lot. We also recommend checking your microphone clip compatibility with the stand as it might not fit with your preferred stand. We would appreciate your input and you can write your reviews as well as queries in the comments.

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