Thanks for all the positive feedback!
The darker wood is Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) and the lighter accents are Maple. I love Jatoba--finishes very nicely, It can be hard to get and is tough to work with because it's very dense and the grain can tear out easily on a router table or a planer. However, if you're careful and your tools are sharp, the end result can be beautiful--and heavy! That stand weighs a lot more than you'd guess. This helps to make it very stable even when it is holding only one set of cans.
Unfortunately, I've almost exhausted my supply of Jatoba and last time I checked, I could not get any more--unless I was willing to pay an ungodly amount of money for it...
Most hard woods do finish beautifully, but that one looks like it finishes especially nicely. I looked into getting some myself...$10 a foot minimum...that is damn expensive. Anyway congrats on your creation. I really like the design. It looks like the diameter of the wood is about perfect to the curve of the headphones. Do you know what the diameter of the curve is? I was thinking about doing something similar with redwood. Love the look, feel and smell of it even though it is getting harder and harder to come by these days.