A headset is a crucial part of any gaming rig, at least if you live anywhere with neighbors who might object to the sounds of gunshots and explosions at 3 AM. The problem is that a headset can take up quite a bit of space, especially if you have a small desk. That’s why it’s good to have a convenient place to store your gaming headset.
Ideally, your storage solution will allow you to easily reach the headphones when you need them but will be out of the way when you don’t. Even if you’re not a gamer, it’s good to have storage options if you like to keep headphones at your desk. We get that not every desk is the same, so we’ve rounded up options that allow you to mount your headphones in a variety of different places. Read on for our picks of the best headphone mounts.
1. NZXT Puck Cable Management and Headset Mount
We frequently feature NZXT’s products, and it’s probably not hard to see why. They’re stylish and they work well. The same goes for their minimalist headset mount. It affixes to the side of your PC tower to hang the headset, and it has internal slots to wind up extra cables.
Pros: Good for cable management and headphones. Features two distinct grips that can be kept attached to each other or with space in between for longer cables.
Cons: Since it affixes to a PC tower using magnets, it may not offer as strong of a hold for heavier headsets.
2. COZOO Headphone Stand With USB Hub
If desktop space is tight, it’s good to have a headphone stand that serves multiple functions. This one fits the bill. It fits discretely under the desk, and features one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and one aux port. Plus, it has slots for hanging earbuds and other cables.
Pros: Only option on this list that features USB and aux ports.
Cons: Attaches using adhesive, which may not be strong enough for heavier headphones. Also, some complained that the power cable is on the bottom of the unit instead of the back, meaning it can get in the way and has to be bent.
3. Eurpmask PC Gaming Headset Headphone Hook
With a simple spring design, this hook securely clamps onto the edge of a desk or shelf without the need for drilling holes or sticky adhesive. The hook for the headphones has a swivel; the headphones can be kept either out of the way or within easy reach, without having to move the mount itself. Also, there’s a small clip for holding cables.
Pros: Swivel design makes for easy adjustment, clamp removes the need for adhesive or screws.
Cons: Some users found that the cable clip isn’t very useful since the size can’t be adjusted.