New Bee compact aluminum headphone stand review
New Bee compact aluminum headphone stand
• Priced well
• Smart design
• Not much weight in the stand base
New Bee is not a big name in audio but their Chinese company is certainly popular with online shoppers, particularly on Amazon. Today we’ll be looking at the New Bee compact aluminum headphone stand, which is a cheap buy at $9. The stand isn’t a bad buy despite the bargain basement cost though.
Stand design and build
The base is made of rigid plastic and the stem out of aluminium, while the cradle at the top is made of pliable plastic. The design is tough enough to take some knocks without any worries. I thought such a light stand would be easy to knock over but the rubber pads on the base keep it firmly in place.
The stand is 22cm tall while the base is 9cm by 9cm. It’s enough to hold most designs quite easily, although for some headphones you might not be able to fit the charging cable in beneath the headphones in the stand. The cradle holds most designs in place, although some thicker headphone bands may be too wide for the cradle, which is about 4cm wide. My AKG K240 Mk II is one such headphone.
The verdict on the New Bee headphone stand
The New Bee compact aluminum headphone stand is priced well and delivers the goods. Most cheap headphone stands are pretty similar, and the difference between the cheap and mid-priced stands is often largely about appearance. The New Bee stand base is lightweight, so some may prefer heavier designs. The size of the cradle could also be an issue for some buyers. If those aren’t problems for you, then the New Bee headphone stand could be a good buy.