Needed an extra mic stand for miking drums, bought this one since it's the cheapest, and as long as it stays upright and doesn't fall, my needs are covered. After reading the reviews I expected it to be very shabby, wonky and unstable, a lot of plastic parts, etc, but after unboxing I was pleasantly surprised. It's not the sturdies stand, of course, but it is absolutely acceptable, especially since it costs next to nothing. Tightens up nicely as well as holds weight. All the "tightening knobs" feel sturdy enough. The best part is, perhaps, it's height. It is surprisingly tall once You extend it to it's maximum. So that is quite useful if You are miking a room with high ceilings and want to get the reflections, or You want to use it for overhead mics on drums. Either way, it's good enough. For those applications. As for singing, I can't really give a comprehensive review, but I imagine that it would be acceptable in a studio or a rehearsal space, maybe not so much for live applications, then again, if You are relatively careful (and I don't mean polishing it with a microfiber cloth after every touch, but rather not knocking it down on purpose, leaning on it full weight and so on) I'm sure it'll do. Overall, got exactly what I needed, and a tad more than I expected!