I was amazed at the quality of this item for such a low price. It is strong, heavy and robust, and very easy to make adustments to suit exactly where you need the microphone to be. The free microphone clip means you are all set to go without additional purchases. The stand comes as one piece, so no need to assemble anything, just make adjustments to the positioning. The only drawback I can think of is that no instructions were included, but really it is so simple to figure out which parts move that they are not necessary. I would happily recommend this item to others, and would buy the same one again if needed!