Best Studio Monitor Stands Buying Guide

Getting studio monitors is one thing but if you don’t have a proper desk, you definitely need to think about acquiring strong, sturdy and long-lasting, studio monitor stands.

In fact, the higher the quality of your music gets, the more attention you should pay to how your studio monitors are positioned.

A good set of studio monitor stands can help you achieve this.

After all, it’s all in the details.

On Stage SMS6600-P Hex-Base Studio Monitor Stands

On Stage Stands SMS6600-P Hex-Base Monitor Stand
  • Features a 9 1/2" Square platform with 1 mm thick non-slip, shock absorbing pad
  • All metal stand with height that adjusts from 36 1/2" to 54" and line-it-up pin-locking positions for added security
  • Heavy duty stamped 14" Hex-Base offers a number of application options for set up

If you’re looking to hold your studio monitors on a bunch of stands instead of your own studio desk, these are the ones that most people recommend. I love the fact they are adjustable so you can place them properly.

These guys hold 90lbs each and that is more than enough for any set of studio monitors. Even if they are the Neuman KH120As like the ones that I’m used to.

If you’re looking for sturdy studio monitors that are most likely going to last you for a while (several years), the On Stage SMS6600-P just might be what you’ve been looking for all along.

Pyle Sonos Studio Monitor Stands

Sonos Speaker Stand Pair of Sound - Play 1 and 3 Holder, Telescoping Height Adjustable from 26” - 52” Inch, High Heavy Duty Three-point...
  • SONOS SPEAKER COMPATIBLE: Pyle designed a pair of speaker stand according to the shape, aesthetics and black coat finish...
  • HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT: It features a telescoping center column that is adjustable ranging from 26''- 52'' inch high and...
  • SQUARE PLATFORM: The SONOS speakers can be easily place at the 9'' inches square platform with 2mm thick and non-slip...

These bad boys from Pyle adjust at 26” to 52”. Again, that’s a pretty good height for any kind of studio monitors especially like the JBL MK II etc.

If you are getting a rumble with your studio monitors on your desk, then stands are definitely the right way to go. Some even use these for their home entertainment system as they are quite solid.

The only complaints we’ve heard so far is damage occurring during shipping. Regrettably, there is always a chance of that occurring.

On Stage SMS6000 Adjustable Studio Monitor Stands

On Stage SMS6000 Adjustable Monitor Stands (Pair)
  • Features a 9 1/2" Square platform with 1 mm thick non-slip pad
  • Height adjusts from 36 1/2" to 54" with line-it-up pin-locking positions every 4"
  • 18" Base offers a number of application options for set up

Similar to the SMS6600 that I shared earlier, this model is designed for both home recording or a home theatre. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have both, you guys? Anyways, these things are sturdy and stable as they come.

They might look lightweight or even a bit wobbly but once you place your studio monitors on them, they’ll be stuck to the ground like white on rice. Just don’t try to raise the neck up too much.

That’s why I recommend these for people who record music, not for your tv setup or whatnot. At the medium level, these monitor stands are pretty rock solid but any higher than that, and you might start to see some wobble. Although they say it’s good for your tv sound setup, I don’t recommend it.

Hola! HPS-600MS Studio Monitor Stands

Pair of Studio Monitor Speaker Stands by Hola! Music, Professional Heavy-Duty Tripod Structure, Adjustable Height, Model HPS-600MS
  • HPS-600MS - PAIR of Studio Monitor Speaker Stands by Hola! Music. Can be used also as a PA speaker stand when removing...
  • Adjustable Height between 29 and 53 inches, depends on leg spreading
  • Platform dimensions: 9 by 9 inches and comes with two 4mm non-slip isolation pads

Now, this is what the pros use. If you are looking for some heavy-duty type studio monitors that won’t break the budget for most people, boy are you in for a splendid surprise. When it comes to the overall quality, these studio monitor stands by Hola music are pretty much unmatched. At least that’s what the consensus seems to be.

If you go to professional music studios to record, you might have seen these guys there. This might be a pretty big statement too make but the HPS 600MS is one of (If not the most) most quality studio monitors we have on our list.

The only issue some people have reported is the clamping collars in the middle of the poles for both studio monitor stands can be refined a tad bit more.

Ultimate Support JS-MS70 JamStands Studio Monitor Stands

Ultimate Support JS-MS70 JamStands Series Studio Monitor Stands (Pair)
  • Height-adjustable stand for studio monitors. Locking pin ensures stable and accurate height positions. Levelling floor...
  • Product Name: JS-MS70Part Number: 17441Locking Heights: 32. 25”, 36. 25, 40. 25”, 44. 25” (819mm, 1022mm,...
  • Base Dimensions: 17. 25” x 17. 25” x 17. 25” (438mm x 438mm x 438mm)Weight: 8. 4 lbs. (3. 8 kg)

This specific studio monitor model is one of the most popular studio monitors that stands out there. Ultimate support really has done a phenomenal job with creating these speaker stands.

The triangle base on these stands and many others really serve an ergonomic purpose.

On Stage SMS4500 P Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

On-Stage SMS4500-P Desktop Monitor Stands
  • Sturdy Black Powder Coated Steel Construction
  • 9" Deep x 12" Wide Platform top with EVA
  • 0-15 Degree Angle Adjustment

These are the only desktop monitor stands. If you prefer to keep your monitors on your desktop, these studio monitor stands can help you out. A lot of at-home EDM producers use these.

It seems to work out great for them as it gives them a whole lot of space. Also if your speakers don’t rumble, these could be an ideal solution for you. Especially if you have a whole bunch of other gear on your desk like a multitrack recorder, a studio monitor controller and others.

Zeny Adjustable Studio Monitor Stands

ZENY Pair of Studio Monitor Speaker Stands Height Adjustable Concert Band DJ Studio Floor Stands w/Stable Triangle Base, Black
  • COMPACT & STABLE - Stable three-point triangle base with optional leveling carpet spikes.Made of high quality steel and...
  • ADJUSTABLE HEIGHTS - 4 different heights-From 36.61" to 44.09" to 50.39" to 56.69"- for your choice with the clutch,...
  • SECURE, EASY TO OPERATE -The clutch with locking security knob on the stand make height adjustment easy and simple

Whether you are doing a live DJ set, or recording / mixing at home, the Zeny adjustable studio monitor stands are being considered as something that are in a league of their own. Some are even calling them the best studio monitor stands around.

Which is a pretty darn good sign that you got a quality pair of studio monitor stands in front of you. WIth a total height of about 57”, these studio monitor stands are more than enough for any kind of standard music desk or studio that tis out there.

Just make sure you get it from the right manufacturer as some people are selling “fake” versions online. Which although a great compliment, is not so good for the consumer which is most likely you.

Rockville RVSM1 Studio Monitor Stands

Rockville RVSM1 Pair of Near-Field Studio Monitor Stands w/ Adjustable Height,Black
  • Studio Monitor Stands (Pair).
  • Adjustable Height. Steel Construction.
  • Nylon clutch for adjusting.

Sturdy as they come, nice to see a brand that is already respected in the music world such as Rockville to make some studio monitor stands. I like them but if you are not a big fan of over complicated instructions, you might want to just skip these. There are other better choices on this list. Great quality, awesome value but still . . . not necessarily the best for someone who just wants a pair of simple studio monitor stands. I hope they make their instructions more simple. They’ll probably end up saving paper as well.

Rockville RHT8C Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

2 Rockville RHT8C Computer/Bookshelf Desktop Speaker/Studio Monitor Stands-Wood
  • Includes: 8 Isolation pads. 4 Cable clips. 4 Cable ties. 16 Screws
  • Features: 2 Rockville RHT8C Computer/Bookshelf Desktop Speaker/Studio Monitor Stands-Wood. Finished with premium...
  • Made from high quality medium density fiber core to minimize resonance. Isolation pads create a no-slip surface as well...

This is the second type of desktop monitors that I’ve featured here. These little guys are super solid, very stable and have a little bit of weight to it as well. Guess that really helps when you turn up the bass or mixing with some low frequencies. Rockville stole the show with these ones in my opinion.

Soundrise Desktop Studio Monitor Stands

Soundrise PRO-9 Desktop Speaker Stands (2-Pack) | 9” Monitor Stand | Universal Studio Monitor Stands | Pro-Grade Vibration Absorbing Design...
  • ✅Universal Fit - The versatile design of our PRO-9 Speaker Stands supports 5” to 8” subwoofers, monitors,...
  • ✅Space Conservation - As the first-ever desktop speaker stand, our Soundrise PRO-9 Speaker Stands are a net-zero...
  • ✅Audio Quality - When your speakers are flush with the surface of your desk or floor, unwanted resonance and...

Finally, third desktop studio monitor stands by Soundrise and they got a pretty good following as well. Believe it or not, they have something rare to be proud of . . . These Soundrise studio monitor stands are made in the U.S.A. I absolutely love seeing music instruments or equipment made in the USA. Reminds me of my childhood in the 90s.

Anyways, these sleek little studio monitor stands are made of aluminium and come in a few colors other than black as well.

IsoAcoustics Studio Monitor Stands

IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 Monitor Isolation Stands (6.1” x 7.5”) Old Model
  • NEW VERSION AVAILABLE. Please see IsoAcoustics ISO-155 Model
  • IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 stands are ideal for medium nearfield studio monitors -- ADAM A7X, Dynaudio BM6A, Focal Solo6...
  • HEIGHT & TILT ADJUSTMENT: Offering 14 variations of height and tilt, the ISO-L8R155 will help you optimize the placement...

Now this a little twist or a modern take on traditional studio monitor stands. These are literally like DIY studio monitor stands or more like a hybrid of desktop studio monitor stands and the usual ones. It you are a beginner, these might be good for you as you can adjust the size accordingly. Pretty nifty idea which seems to be catching up fairly fast as well. Love to see more ‘smart’ music equipment accessories from these guys in the near future.

Technical Pro 8 Studio Monitor Stands

(2) Technical Pro 8 Studio Monitor Bookshelf Computer Multimedia Speaker Stands
  • Features:
  • (2) Technical Pro MB5MINISTAND 8" Studio Monitor/Bookshelf/Computer/Multimedia Speaker Stands
  • Heavy Duty Construction. Fits Large Bookshelf Speakers. Quad Support Provides Security and Strength

Now these desktop studio monitor stands are similar to the Rockville we reviewed earlier but perhaps lack the ‘cool’ factor. Either way, a lot of people love these. My only gripe is these are kind of big to be desktop studio speaker stands.

They do the job though and at the end, if that’s what matters to you then feel free to check them out.


Peter Thomas

Peter is a well-known guitar teacher in Ealing. He’s taught hundreds of guitarists of all levels, covering everything from rock and pop to jazz and classical.Have a question, need some help, or want to give your opinion? Drop us a comment below!

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