Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by jsr, Aug 8, 2018.
Living Room: a couch...
Office chair, kitchen chair...any chair basically when not in the LR.
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!
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.
My chair exactly! Love it!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Chair with Ottoman that matches the 2 sofas.
Couch or La-Z-Boy. Both fabric covered.
Very occasionally, the office chair at the computer desk, made of a mesh.
A Stickley Eastwood Chair with matching footstool, no head rest, but accepts a slouch pretty well.
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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...
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.
A 50's upholstered rocking chair, great lumbar pad in it.
I use the same type of chair.
This was my old listening chair. Works very well.
I got this at R C Wiley, much more comfortable than the IKEA chair I had before.
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!
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
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
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.
Here is my dedicated listening chair.
Is it a recliner? Link? Thanks.
Her is my favorite chair ever...
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