These monitor stands are similar to the one I bought for my guitar cab and started a thread on in the amp section, only these are made for studio monitors. And they are the single biggest upgrade I've ever made to my audio, including stuff that cost an absolute fortune: The difference between the way my Genelec monitors sound with these, and the way they sounded with the stock Genelec iso pods, is startling. You'd think with the monitors on stands, it would be a small difference at best. And you'd think that the factory pods would be just as good. They aren't. These are astounding, and I don't use that word lightly. In fact, I was a little hesitant to remove the pods that came with the monitors, but in the interest of good audio, I had to try. Fortunately, doing the deed consisted of unscrewing two screws from the back of the monitors, and it was very simple. These stands assemble in two minutes, and you just plunk your speakers on top of them. Simple. I like simple. The bass is clear as a bell. There is more detail in the mix. There is no flab in the bass, it just sounds like...well...bass. The sound is more 3D. The mids and highs are open and clear. I want to pull out all the crap I've mixed over the past 25 years and start over. These stands aren't a tweak. They're incredible. They've gotten great reviews everywhere in the audio press, but I had to see for myself. And, yeah, everyone is right. The foam pads people use to isolate their monitors aren't worth a damn compared with these. Plus you can use extensions to tilt the monitors to fire at your ears, up or down, depending on placement, and even raise them eight inches if you have monitors sitting on a desk flanking a computer screen. Bottom line is that they work. If you own a studio, run, do not walk, and get a pair of these. 99 bucks for a pair, and it's the smartest 99 bucks you will ever invest in your studio, period. I wish I hadn't waited this long to discover these. Yeah, hearing is believing. Really.