The 5 Best Speaker Stands (2020)

Whether you’re looking to purchase new speakers or already have some, odds are you may need some solid speaker stands to hold them up.

Good speaker stands keep your speakers safely away from the ground, allowing them to stay cleaner and sound better.

If you aren’t sure what kind of speaker stand will work best for you, take a look at the options below to find some of the best speaker stands.


Best Speaker Stands: Reviews

1. Sanus Adjustable Stand

Sanus Adjustable Height Speaker Stand - Extends 28" to 38" - Holds Satellite & Small Bookshelf Speakers (i.e. Bose, Harmon Kardon, Polk, JBL, KEF, Klipsch, Sony and Others) - Set of 2 - Model: HTBS
  • Versatile design holds satellite speakers up to 3.5 lbs. These speaker stands are compatible with Bose, Harmon Kardon, Polk, JBL, Sony, and more.
  • Optimize your listening experience with 10" of height adjust. Easy to use collar makes height changes a breeze. Holds your speakers between 28" - 38".

This set of stands will hold up most of your smaller speakers, and they come at a very fair price. With a set, you won’t have to worry about purchasing multiple speakers.

Instead, you can make a single purchase and have an option for each room, or a pair for your TV setup.

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Those who are looking for something reliable and simple are sure to appreciate these speakers. They’re easy to put together, with only the use of a basic screwdriver. Consequently, you won’t need to worry about giving yourself a headache while you try to get them in place, wherever that place may be.

Additionally, you can adjust the height that these stands are able to reach. Keep in mind that the adjustability is a little bit limited, spanning from 28 to 38 inches.

If you think you want your speakers at about that range,  these will be a great choice. However, it might be worthwhile to continue looking at other options if you want something that will keep your speakers lower to the ground or higher in the air.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that these stands aren’t going to be the prime choice for heavy speakers. Those who have speakers that weigh 3.5 lbs. or less will find these stands to be perfectly suitable, but they might not be strong enough for speakers that weigh a great deal more than that.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Great quality
  • Heavy-duty
  • Easy to set up
  • Sturdy and well-balanced

Cons

  • May not work with all speakers
  • Difficulty with assembly

Best For

These are a solid choice for smaller speakers that you want to keep off the ground.

2. Bose UFS-20 II

If you want something that is designed to work with most Bose speakers, you can’t get much better than the UFS-20.

While it may be a bit more expensive than other models out there, those who rely on Bose will know they can rely on this speaker stand as well.

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Sometimes it’s just easier to buy accessories that match the brand of your speakers. With this Bose stand, you’ll know that just about any Bose-brand speaker will fit quite well as you need it to.

However, some models might need an adapter kit to make the fit the best it can be; one of these models appears to be the Bose 300 speakers.

You won’t need to worry about this stand becoming an eyesore in whatever room you keep it, as it’s slender and inconspicuous.

If it’s placed in the right position, it may even be barely noticeable to those who are in  the room. It’s all about the design you choose to make use of.

Among those who have tried this option, most have found that these stands are easy to install and even simpler to use.

The manual included is clear and concise, ensuring that it won’t take you a great deal of time to get your speakers up and connected to your sound system. They’re also heavy enough to ensure your speakers will be held safely and securely.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Clear instructions
  • Hides the wire
  • Great for Bose fans
  • Heavy-duty

Cons

  • Requires an adapter for some models
  • Missing pieces

Best For

Those who use Bose speakers and want a matching stand will be able to rely on this stand without an issue.

3. Pyle Universal

Pyle Universal Speaker Stand Mount Holder Heavy Duty Tripod w/ Adjustable Height from 40” to 71” and 35mm Compatible Insert Easy Mobility Safety Pin and Knob Tension Locking for Stability PSTND2
  • Easy Height Adjustment: It features a telescoping center column that is adjustable ranging from 40’’ to 71’’ inch high secured it with the sturdy pin and screw locks; The rugged and durable metal construction tubing for safe and long term use
  • Tripod Leg Design: Center brace connects tripod legs for increased stability; The tripod speaker stands collapse easily to fit inside the bag for easy transportation It can hold speakers of up to 132 pound firmly and steadily for better sound effect

If you need something that allows you to adjust the height according to your needs, then this is a fantastic choice. It comes at a fair price, though you only get one speaker stand for the cost.

It’s also designed to work with a huge range of speakers, making it a truly reliable solution.

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The Pyle Universal stand represents the prime choice for those who have heavier speakers. Many of today’s speakers have shrunk in size, but it really depends on your taste.

This one is capable of holding a maximum of 132 lbs., so it’s a great option if you have something more than a tiny Bluetooth speaker that you need to be held.

While they are made to hold quite a bit of weight, the stands themselves aren’t terribly heavy on their own. This is convenient because it lets you easily put the stand where you want it before you have to worry about attaching your speaker.

Essentially, any speaker that has a 35mm insert will be able to work with these stands, and allow their cords to be hidden.

Additionally, you can easily change the height on these stands — there is a pretty decent range, offering heights from 40 to 71 inches.

Pros

  • Works well as a projector stand
  • Sturdy
  • Solid price point
  • Plenty of value
  • Holds heavy speakers

Cons

  • Defective units
  • Poor quality

Best For

If your speakers are on the heavy side, this is a stand you’ll want to consider using.

4. VideoSecu

VideoSecu 2 Heavy Duty PA DJ Club Adjustable Height Satellite Speaker Stand Mount - Extends 26.5" to 47" (i.e. Bose, Harmon Kardon, Polk, JBL, KEF, Klipsch, Sony, Yamaha, Pioneer and Others) 1B7
  • Stylish - Black finish steel support weight up to 30 lbs for stereo or surround sound
  • Height adjustable from 26.5 inch to 47 inch (673mm - 1193mm)

Those who need something that can hold speakers that weigh more than 5 lbs. should take a look at this model.

For the fair price, you’ll be able to get a pair of stands capable of holding quite a bit of weight. Furthermore, they offer the ability to maintain the height you want.

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Not everyone wants a name-brand stand for their speakers, especially when there are alternatives that are less costly. The VideoSecu stands are a great choice for most people.

They provide plenty of space for most of the available big name speakers, and are able to hold enough weight for most speakers.

As with many other options, you can adjust the height on these speakers to match your preferences. Whether you’re a set-it-and-forget-it type of person, or someone who likes to make adjustments depending on what you’re doing, these stands will have you covered.

Another option these stands provide is the ability to adjust for speakers with different widths as well. This is truly a stand that wants to ensure that your speaker is held securely, no matter what size it is. As long as it’s 30 lbs. or under, the VideoSecu stand is a solid choice.

Pros

  • Decent quality
  • Easy to mount speakers
  • Adjustable height
  • Lots of value
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Insufficient base
  • Lack of sturdiness

Best For

If you have speakers that aren’t incredibly heavy, but also aren’t in the 5 lb. and under range, this is a stand that you’ll want to take a closer look at.

5. Atlantic Adjustable Stand

If you just need something to hold up your lightweight speakers, these are the stands for you. Each is able to hold up only 2.5 lbs., so make sure that your speakers are light enough to avoid causing a problem. Otherwise, these stands can really be a great addition to your music setup.

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This final option is made with those on a budget in mind, as well as those who don’t have speakers large enough to warrant more expensive options. Sometimes, you may just need a stand for a small Bluetooth speaker. This is the ideal option for those moments. 

Each stand in the set is able to hold a maximum of 2.5 lbs., which isn’t a lot but it’s enough to handle a simple Bluetooth speaker. The base on each stand is also three-sided, which allows it to remain sturdier than other choices on the market.

Finally, these stands can conceal wires and adjust for height, so you can get a clean setup at exactly the height you want. The feet on the bottom of the stand are also designed to avoid scratching or leaving marks on your floor, which is a benefit wherever you might choose to use it.

Pros

  • Great with Vizio soundbars
  • Easy to modify
  • Conceals cords
  • Fairly priced
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Doesn’t hold much weight
  • Lack of heft in base

Best For

When you need something to hold your lightweight speakers and soundbars, this is the ideal stand.


Conclusion

There are so many different speaker stands out there, it can be tough to find the ideal choice for your needs. However, knowing the weight of your speakers is going to be worthwhile to help you get the stand that will work the best.

Second to that, you may want to ensure that the wires coming from your speaker are able to fit into the stand so that they can be concealed; it’s the best way to keep things looking clean.

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Glen

My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.