If you’re on the market for corner speaker stands, you must either anticipate the completion of your surround sound experience, or perhaps simply searching to create a whole room experience with your music.
Regardless of the reason for searching out some cool looking corner speaker stands, you’ll want to consider some factors before purchasing. There are many custom and pre-built speaker stands on the market, all of which can work for your speaker choice.
I hope my following article will help you narrow down the best corner speaker stand for your situation!
Where do I start!?
This can be a tough question for some people, as there are some factors we have to consider first.
The best place to start is where in your room you’ll want to put the speaker. Obviously, you’ve come to this post because you want to put your speaker in a corner of the room, so you’ve already answered your first question! Great job!
Secondly, is what type of speaker you have, and whether it’s on Bluetooth connectivity, or if you’ll need to connect the speaker to another speaker system or connecting speaker. This will affect a substantial part of where you put it, and whether you’ll need to look for cord extensions.
The rest will come down to some specifics about your speaker…
Stabilizing Your Speaker!
This will be the most important question, but will still correlate with other factors.
Speaker stands will indicate their weight threshold and how much it can handle. However, just because a speaker will hold the weight of your speaker, it doesn’t always mean it will be stabilized and you won’t run the risk of it falling over. Not only is this important for the health of your speaker, but if you have pets or kids, you create a safety hazard within your home.
In the upcoming sub categories, I’ll explain other stabilizing factors to consider, besides just weight thresholds, like base and height.
This is the part your speaker will sit on. Its width is important in ensuring a stable product with no risk to the speaker, stand or family members. Ideally, you’ll want the width of the top base to match the size of your speaker, but if you cannot find one that
you like with the proper width, I wouldn’t go with anything smaller than 1 inch on each side of your speaker. What I mean by that is if your speaker will “hang” off, ensure it hangs evenly, with no more than 1 inch off the speaker top bass. This will help ensure your speaker stays where it should, without threatening safety.
You usually get top bases with rubber feet for grip, or metal studs. The metal studs are essentially a “sound” component. However, you want to purchase “pads” for the spikes to sit on, rather than your actual speaker box. This would require you to attach these pads on, which sometimes requires drilling holes into your speaker. The idea is the shape of the cone on the spike allows for these contact with the speaker and the stand, carrying better sound throughout, as well as decreasing vibrations through the stand.
This is a feature for high-quality professional speakers used in a studio, and wouldn’t be an entirely necessary feature for a basic home setup.
I always suggest finding a stand with rubber pads to secure the speaker on top of the stand. Better yet, some speaker stands will match the speaker brand and be created specifically to fit that exact speaker. More on this later!
What your speaker is made from isn’t a significant detail in the entire scheme of things. However, most choices are between a wooden stand or a stainless steel stand.
I like the stainless steel, as it boasts stability and durability compared with wood. However, this could be a personal preference based on aesthetic appeal.
Being the OCD person I am, this was a large part of my research when I purchased my stands.
Many stands will hide your cords. Some will have a hollow opening to feed the cable right down through the post and out the bottom, where it will be lifted from the base, allowing the cables out the bottom.
Some stands will have the feature of “tucking” the cords into a slot that runs down the post onto the floor, which is what I have.
Others simply won’t provide cable management at all. This is a personal preference, but if you’re like me, it will be an important part of the purchasing decision.
You want your speaker stand to match the height within its purpose. What I mean is that if your speaker stand will be used predominately when you’re sitting, you want it to match your sitting height. If you will be sitting on a couch, you’ll want the speaker to not only match the height of your head, but also be high enough to direct sound over the couch, rather than into the couch.
Some stands even come with adjustable heights, which in a perfect world scenario you’ll want to invest in. Over time, you may switch couches or even move the positioning of your speaker. Being able to adjust the high will be a huge advantage.
Height will also play into the stability of your speaker. If you’re pushing the limit of the top base and its ability to hold your speaker, then you’ll find concerns the higher the speaker goes. The taller the speaker and the less surface area the speaker stand is carrying your speaker on will lead to more instability.
Although I can’t see someone needing a speaker tall enough for this risk, it’s important to remember. Obviously you’re researching corner speaker stands, this concern may not apply to you at all.
Last but definitely not least, is the bottom base. The bigger this is, the less stability concerns you’ll have.
Some speaker stands come with rubble feet, and others come with metal studs, same as the top base.
The rubber feet are suggested for hardwood floors, and the studs can be used with your carpets without incurring damage to the floors.
Ideally, your bottom base should be slightly larger than your top base.
How Much Money Should I Expect To Spend?
This depends on whether you go custom or manufacturer built, and I’ll chat soon about that. It will also play a difference when you choose name brand and no-name brand stands.
If you have a basic speaker that’s not entirely large (for a studio or music production), you won’t need an elaborate stand. Just make sure it fits the circumference of your speaker.
You can expect to spend between $50 – $200 depending on how big of a stand you get and what features it boasts. The simple stands I purchased for my Sonos Ones were about $40 each, and a simple no-name brand. However, my stands were made for the Sonos One.
Manufacturer Built Or Custom?
This is a personal choice. I chose manufacturer built, and was specific for my speaker brand. This made a world of difference in the ease of my research, as I didn’t have to look at dimensions, top bases, bottom bases etc.
Some may have bigger, more studio-type speakers that don’t have manufacturer made stands, in which case this article would benefit their research!
Am I Ready To Purchase?
So! Have you figured out what direction you want to go in?
I highly suggest trying to find a stand made for your speaker brand. This will take most the what-ifs out of the situation, and give you the purchasing confidence that you’re getting the right corner speaker stands for your situation.
Some corners are smaller in some homes, or have unique curves to them, so ensure you are finding corner speaker stands that fit nicely into the area you are putting them in. Also, if the color of your speaker stands matches your decor, it would add a nice aesthetic feel to your environment.
Let me know below if you have any more questions about your purchasing decisions!