What type of chair do you use to listen to music

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by jsr, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. jsr

    jsr Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    As most of us do, I listen to music for many hours at a time and have never really found a great chair up to the task. Have considered the Eames lounge chair but haven't been able to justify the expenditure. What do you sit in?
     
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  2. recstar24

    recstar24 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    I have nothing to add (other than an old rocking chair handed to the family from a deceased grandmother in law) but I’ve been researching and looking for a nice listening chair as well! Interested to see what others are using, please post pics!
     
  3. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    To my shame I must confess using the couch in the living room.
     
  4. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    A rockin' chair! :D

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  5. Dr. Mudd

    Dr. Mudd Forum Resident

    Sofa
     
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  6. REMASTERANTER

    REMASTERANTER Ahhhhhh...

    Location:
    Victoria
    Very rigid, metal chair with hard seat that has almost no padding... like a computer chair type thing without the swivel crap... at my computer, headphones most of the time, amp at my feet, speakers in a tight triangle to the chair.

    People have commented how I can sit on it but I find it comfortable!? I'm a big boned guy so I sort of sit "over" it anyway :laugh:

    If I'm too comfortable/sunken in in a chair I can lose focus on what I'm listening to/watching for some reason.
     
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  7. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    I'm kind of fond of this one. It certainly works for the long listening session.

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  8. REMASTERANTER

    REMASTERANTER Ahhhhhh...

    Location:
    Victoria
    That's what I need... *scratches chin*
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    :agree: Pretty comfy and is great for power naps due to being able to recline a bit. You have to sample a few before committing though too because they don't all exactly feel the same.
     
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  10. REMASTERANTER

    REMASTERANTER Ahhhhhh...

    Location:
    Victoria
    I'm not sure we even have chairs like that in Australia, usually we just sit on crates... :sigh:

    Seriously though I went a chair like the one you posted hunt a while back and couldn't find anything reasonably priced that suited.
     
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  11. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    Holy dinosaur days Batman! :eek: They're anywhere from $170, only partial leather to $600 full leather in Canadian $'s here. You guys don't have executive office chairs in Australia? :wtf:
     
  12. CraigVC

    CraigVC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I prefer the Ikea KLIPPAN loveseat, with an ottoman in front so I can elevate my legs.

    I like the low back of this loveseat because my ears are well above the upholstery/cushioning, leaving them unimpeded versus (for example) a high-back sofa with plush cushioning that my head would sink into and start to obstruct the soundwaves getting to my ears.

    Also, the flat arm-rests are great for placing remote controls. (A bit dangerous for balancing a beverage, but there's a side table with coasters in easy reach for that purpose.)

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  13. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    True dat! I found a soft, used low-rise sofa in a darker pattern for my listening room, and I really need to get some risers to make it about 3-4" taller. Comfortable enough, but you sink. And you drag the nearby cusihions down with it, so the remotes and whatever you have sitting next to you, slide down to get set on underneath you. Problem is...I really love the pattern! :shrug:

    Like my office chair for headphone listening, though...rises the height I want without it sinking down, and it's not too snug. Wife, on the other hand, hates to use it when we watch shows on the monitor.
     
  14. REMASTERANTER

    REMASTERANTER Ahhhhhh...

    Location:
    Victoria
    I went through many of these a while back but most felt flimsy/creaky/crappy/not holdy-uppy under much use-ey.

    Executive Chairs | Officeworks

    There's nothing at officeworks anyway I can see that approaches the look of the quality of the one you posted.

    Good quality anything in general is difficult to find in Australia, and if it IS good quality it's pricey.
     
  15. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    Don't quote as I've had mine for about 12 years now, but I think I did buy it from Office Depot for around $250. I actually preferred the way it feels over the $600 Lazy Boy that was there.
     
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  16. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    I cannot find a good chair!!! (We can send men and women t the moon, but...)

    I need height in legs and back, I haven't got a lot of space so I want the smallest footprint possible.

    They mostly want to sell things that are very fat, or too soft, and have a short back :(
     
  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    ah, good one!
     
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  18. weavzy

    weavzy Needle Dropper

    A big leather bean bag. Sometimes a poang. Id love an eams. Maybe if i win the lotto.
     
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  19. timind

    timind Don't blame me

    Location:
    Westfield, IN USA
    Poang for me. I put a couple pillows on it to get my ears up above the back and at proper height, and I'm 6' 2".
     
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  20. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    I used to have a Poang too but it's very Roomba unfriendly.
     
  21. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Like many others, the Poang and ottoman. Mine is black.

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  22. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

    Location:
    In your mind
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    Some no name leather recliner. What else?
     
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  23. Whay

    Whay Forum Resident

    Location:
    Yemen
    Really like the look of the poang
     
  24. Whay

    Whay Forum Resident

    Location:
    Yemen
    Although I'd really love the own the chair from the Maxwell cassette advert.
     
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  25. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Electric
     
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