What type of chair do you use to listen to music

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

  1. Michael

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

    Living Room: a couch...

    Office chair, kitchen chair...any chair basically when not in the LR.
  2. Purplefowler

    Purplefowler Forum Resident

    Bedfordshire, uk
    Ekorness stress less 2 seater for me. My listening space is our front room so had to be family friendly. Very comfy and supportive and at full recline, the height is spot on for my speakers! Even better, it was only £120 preloved!
  3. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    Hmm, I guess mine has compressed a bit over the years but because I'm the only regular sitter in it it's now kind of a custom contoured fit.
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  4. Dan Loretangeli

    Dan Loretangeli Well-Known Member

    New Jersey
    My chair exactly! Love it!
  5. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

    Surprise, AZ
    That is probably the worst chair I have ever seen to listen to music while sitting in and vastly over-priced too. You won't hear any ambience of your room in that thing which is what makes live performances sound so different - ambience.
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  6. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

    Surprise, AZ
    I have been thinking about the perfect, or close to perfect, for several years. It would be a low back office chair like above, with a 5" wide padded headrest that would be adjustable for depth (back and forth?) to accommodate your preferred head position. No wheels but sliders for carpeting or wood flooring. It probably wouldn't cost that much money - probably about the same as my Sealy office chair that I bought at Office Depot.

    I'll try to contact Sealy one of these days with my idea and see if it flies.
  7. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

    Chester County, PA
    I think many of us want to hear the ambiance in the recording, not our room - in fact the latter is a detriment to good sound.
    You are right about that chair (or any with a headrest) but it's because of the reflection/comb filtering effect. It's why I had to ditch my Ekornes Stressless Orion. Even in the fully down position it still was behind most of my head (and ears).
    The Eames is about as perfect as I can imagine - it's stylish (subjective), comfortable, and the back only comes to shoulder height (no headrest).
  8. Joey_Corleone

    Joey_Corleone Forum Resident

    Rockford, MI
    I've got these home theater seats. I have a single seat on each side, and a love seat configuration in the middle. Unfortunately, the middle of the love seat is the dead center, and I can't really rearrange that. So, I am always uncomfortable, sitting basically on a piece of wood in the middle of the love seat lol....wish I could change it. I've thought of re-arranging, but my room doubles for home theater, and having the love seat off to one side would be stupid and my wife would definitely complain.

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
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  9. timind

    timind Don't blame me

    Westfield, IN USA
    Bought these at a yard sale a few years ago. They are surprisingly comfy and get me at the correct height with a single pillow on the seat. I only have one now after replacing one with a Poang.
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  10. FrostEOne

    FrostEOne Likes it cold!

    Iowa, USA
    Chair with Ottoman that matches the 2 sofas.

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  11. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    Couch or La-Z-Boy. Both fabric covered.

    Very occasionally, the office chair at the computer desk, made of a mesh.
  12. JNTEX

    JNTEX Lava Police

  13. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

    Damn this thread! Lol. It got me thinking about a new chair for my man cave.

    I was in Costco the other day and they had a smallish leather recliner for sale that was incredibly comfortable, so I picked it up to replace my big overstuffed cloth recliner that I set up my man cave around.

    Long story short, my music sounds like crap now. Its brighter, seems to be missing some midrange and the bass sounds off. Ugh.

    Luckily I didn't get rid of the old recliner, so I can put it back, and my wife wants to put the new one in the bedroom. Crazy what a new chair can do...
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  14. 33na3rd

    33na3rd Forum Resident

    SW Washington, USA
    When we switched from a fabric to a leather sofa, I experienced the same thing. It was not pleasant. Tweaking speaker position fixed the bass and midrange problem, and playing with toe in fixed the highs.
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  15. fuse999

    fuse999 Forum Resident

    A 50's upholstered rocking chair, great lumbar pad in it.
  16. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    I use the same type of chair.
  17. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan

    This was my old listening chair. Works very well.
  18. JMT

    JMT Forum Resident

    Rocklin, CA
    I got this at R C Wiley, much more comfortable than the IKEA chair I had before.

  19. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

    Eugene, Oregon
    Just the needs-to-be-replaced living room sofa... that I have had to stuff pillows and foam underneath the cushion because it is so collapsed. It has great wood arms though for coasters!
  20. GroovyVinylDood

    GroovyVinylDood Forum Resident

    Eastern Canada
    Funny I should notice this thread today. I'm moving in about 3 weeks and just ordered my new "listening chair" today. Big and overstuffed ..... just like me LOL ;)

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  21. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

    Screw that! Lol. I'm putting my old recliner back in. It took me forever to get my speakers positioned so that they weren't boomy and imaged well in my small room. Definitely don't want to go through that again
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  22. Folsom

    Folsom Member

    Eastern WA
    Nice. Stickley makes great stuff, especially for their size of a company. I regularly lay on a couch of theirs that is pretty awesome.

    The Morris by them I sat in was pretty comfy. The Sante Fe and Salem look very appealing however. But I sat in some other rather expensive thing at the same store that I decided if I'm going to buy something nice, I'll have to cough up the dough for it. For now because my room isn't long term I've ordered an Ikea Poang as a place holder. If I don't want to take it with me I can just pass it on.
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  23. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident

    Simi Valley, CA
    Here is my dedicated listening chair.

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  24. cdgenarian

    cdgenarian Well-Known Member

    North Carolina
    Is it a recliner? Link? Thanks.
  25. Riverwest

    Riverwest Well-Known Member

    North Carolina
    Her is my favorite chair ever...

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