I took a gamble on these stands as the price made me cautious particularly when buying for a church where there is little control on how equipment is treated by those who don't understand how much care is required if you want things to last a while! Previous stands have been damaged through improper adjustment and breakdown.
Firstly, I have been pleasantly surprised with the stability of the stand particularly when the boom is extended over a keyboard to a sitting keyboard player/vocalist. There is also the risk of droop when used like this but as yet the boom has been secure when extended.
In the case of standing vocalists or musicians (eg. flute), the stand has been effective and easily adjustable for height, all adjustments have proved to be secure.
All adjustment screws have proved to be easy to use yet remain tight.
All told, the stand has proved to be good value for money and I would not hesitate to buy this again when I look to increase the number of vocalists in the band.
Service and delivery from Thomann was good with the items well packaged (with other items) and of course, the site remains my "go to" website for anything audio visual.