PROS: This microphone stand is easy to use because of the hand-clutch system. You can adjust it on the fly as opposed to having to twist the traditional style stand to adjust it up and down. Solid round base has a smaller footprint as well.
CONS: The hand-clutch is made of plastic which can break easily if knocked over or used a lot for travel. Just be aware of that when using.
When I ordered this mic stand, I was hoping it won't be similar to the ones I saw at Guitar Center that were priced higher. I received the item today and found it to be well made for the price Monoprice is selling it for. The hand clutch comes in handy and seem to work well. The base could probably use a bit more weight, that's why I mentioned above that it's a little "tippy" or wobbly. I noticed that the 3 small rubber feet underneath the base contributed to this wobbliness so I sliced them off and this immediately made it much more stable.
Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase. Will I buy this product again? You bet! In fact I'll be ordering two more.