I like the simple, understated look. It's solidly-built, and nice and straight (i.e. doesn't wobble or rock on the table). It's exactly the size I was looking for, just right for full-size headphones (I'm keeping my HD-650s on it) -- other stands I've seen at comparable prices aren't really big enough for full-size cans. Promo price and free shipping was a nice touch, too!I held back from a 5-star review because I think there is one potential area for improvement -- some sort of cable management would be great. Right now, I have to coil up the cable and tuck it in between the two legs of the arch... that's fine, it works and looks OK, but it is a bit tedious. That being said, I've never seen any other headphone stand with cable management, and I'm not even sure what would be a good way to implement it.
For the price and finishing quality, it can't be beat
Solid and good finishing material but a little narrow compared to competitors. Fortunately I sold my Audeze headphones a while back and use this stand for the Grado, otherwise the Aueze would be too big for this stand. I only received three round feet instead of four, I replaced them w/ what I have around the house which are thicker and better than the thin feet came w/ the stand. Overall I'm satisfied w/ it, it served its purpose is all that matters.
It's a headphone stand. It holds headphones. Nothing super special here. The surface was a little marred upon receipt. Looks like there were a few places that there were imperfections in the anodization and it was painted over or touched up with sharpie or something. I don't really care, but I think it should be considered a factory second if they actually recognized a blemish and then took the time to touch it up. Since it doesn't affect the performance of holding headphones, I still give it 4 stars.
When I bought this I thought I'd have concerns with it being too top heavy but the stand wide enough that it doesn't tip. Works great with my headphone and looks good on my desk. The only minor issue I had is the rubber feet on the bottom. While it's pretty obvious where they go, there's not indicator on the bottom of the stand. Not big, but you could get it misaligned pretty easily. Not enough of an issue to ding it star, but just a consideration.