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If keeping your workspace relatively tidy is important to you and you need to find a place to stow your large headphones without taking up an absurd about of desk space or directly in the line of fire of a spilled cup of coffee, we have a recommendation for both desktop and under-desk solutions. Both types of stands will keep your headphones protected and out of the way.
What Are the Best Headphone Holders?
The best headset holders let you safely stash your headphones when not in use, while freeing up space on your desk or table. These mounts or stands work for both wired and wireless headphones, in addition to video-conferencing and phone headsets too.
There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for the best headphone stands and holders. Above all, it’s most important that your gear stays safe in its new home, especially if you have the fancy, expensive, noise-canceling kind. Think about how many sets you need to keep on hand, how much available space you’re working with, and what it’s going to look like. Here are some pros and cons of desktop versus under-desk mounts.
Under-Desk: These mounts attach to the underside of your workspace, generally with some kind of strong adhesive or clamp, with one or two hanging shelves or hooks for your headphones. These are a great option for keeping your desk surface clear, and can actually be more sturdy than the desktop kind. Just make sure you have a large-enough space that you don’t wind up knocking the headphones with your knee while you work.
Desktop: Our main consideration when it comes to desktop headphone stands is their sturdiness. They must be able to grip reliably to the surface and be strong and stable enough to withstand the weight of your headphones. Make sure the holder at the top is wide and cushioned enough, with foam, rubber, or another material, to protect the headphone band from bending or losing its shape. One downside to desktop stands is that they usually can only hold one headphone set at a time.
1. The Anchor Under-Desk Headphone Stand Mount
This headphone holder, made of soft and flexible silicone, is reinforced with a steel inner pin, and attaches to the underside of your desk with ultra-secure adhesive. There are two hooks for two sets of over-the-ear headphones, with a wide enough hook to suit all headphone sizes and models.
We love that this headset holder keeps your gear out of sight and easy-to-reach, and users love that it feels secure and sturdy, while the soft material is gentle on your pricy equipment.
2. New Bee Earphone Stand
Slim and lightweight, this desktop headphone stand is deceptively stable thanks to the aluminum support bar. Users note that it was a cinch to put together, and the rubber top band keeps your headphones secure and protected. This is a great way to keep your headphones on the desk and within easy reach; we think it makes a great display stand for a particularly pricey pair of headphones you want to show off too.
3. COZOO Under Desk Headset Holder
We love a product that does double (or triple) duty, and this under-desk headset holder is no exception. In addition to holders for two sets of headphones, this stand also includes a charging hub with three USB ports, a hanger for your smart watch, and cleverly designed hooks for organized cable management. It’s easy to install and the adhesive is strong and long-lasting too.
4. Full Aluminum Headphone Stand
We actually really love the slick, minimalist design of this holder, which looks attractive on your desk while still keeping your headphones out of the way. The non-skid rubber pads on the base both keep the stand from sliding around and protect your surfaces from scratching. The soft pad on the top of the stand cushions your headphone band and prevents creases.