Take a Stand!

The type of work you do, the space you have and your own personal preferences dictate which mic stand is right for you. Below I have itemized proven winners for all situations.

You've got ample recording space in your booth or large closet, and you mostly stand for sessions, but also want to be able to sit. You want this:

This is the On-Stage MS7701B Tripod Mic boom stand. I own several of these at home, and they are great! For very heavy mics, be careful not to front-load the weight, or you might find yourself being attacked by your mic. If it's an issue, just add a little weight to the back legs to keep it in check.

You've got a smaller closet or booth that you're recording in, and there's not way one of those big foldout stands is going to work for you. You want this: