What type of chair do you use to listen to music

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

  1. Jwest97

    Jwest97 Regional Director of the Couch and T.V.

    Las Vegas, NV
    I only use the finest dampened chair with brass plated feet that's lined with goose down, which has a density that is tuned to the resonant frequency of my pentagonal room. The cloth on the outside has a low enough thread count to allow for any standing waves to pass through it. The sound is much more transparent and has been the most substantial change to my system since I put that magic rock on the end table that opens up the sound stage of my system!
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  2. 33na3rd

    33na3rd Forum Resident

    SW Washington, USA
    I hear you! But I gotta say, the new sofa makes my a** look smaller!
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  3. ukrules

    ukrules Professional Appreciator

    Union, Kentucky
    Poang chair (sans ottoman) for the office, then I spread out somewhere on the sectional in the HT room.
  4. The Pinhead


    Cloth sofa.
  5. RiCat

    RiCat Forum Resident

    CT, USA
    We sit on a couch, feet up on a large table optional and are the pillows, libations and cuddles on those nights my wife joins me.
  6. jsr

    jsr Active Member Thread Starter

    where can i get one :laugh:
  7. JNTEX

    JNTEX Lava Police

    I have a couch by them, much more recent, that is my horizontal headphone roost. Wife has a mission recliner....that is nice too.
  8. jeffmackwood

    jeffmackwood Forum Resident

    Another vote for the IKEA POÄNG armchair and footstool - with black leather. I use three of them in my main HT.

    Elsewhere throughout the house (and various listening rooms) it's an assortment of comfy couches and loveseats.

    In the back yard it's a variety of outdoor furniture - but when I really want to chill, I can lie down under the magnolia tree with the yard's Paradigm Rock Monitors (80-SM) playing.

    On the front porch it's hand-crafted Muskoka chairs and a pair of Polk Audio Atrium 4 speakers.

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  9. jfeldt

    jfeldt Forum Resident

    SF, CA, USA
    I used to use an Ikea Poang as well and can recommend it. I now use a MR Lounge Armchair and also recommend it. Very comfortable and has a slight flexibility which allows me to slightly rock it like the Poang. But, it is very pricey.

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  10. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    An extremely sturdy and comfortable leather club chair which I have had for over a decade.
  11. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

    Baltimore MD
    this once restoration is complete...

  12. Larry Johnson

    Larry Johnson Forum Resident

    Chicago area
    I used to use recliners but the back (where my ears were) was always too tall and it distorted the sound. Got a wide wood rocker with pads and an office stool on wheels for a footrest. No more distortion and comfortable for hours.
  13. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

    Surprise, AZ
    You are correct, but your room has ambience too which makes some recordings 3D and come alive, and that is why overly 'dampened' rooms sound like crap, unless you are trying to voice a speaker or get measurements.
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  14. A musical chair.
  15. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

    The old recliner is back in and all is well with the world lol
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  16. Hipper

    Hipper Forum Resident

    Herts., England
    I too use a (fabric covered) recliner that is head height. I find this beneficial to partly stop rear wall reflections (I have lots of room treatment too).

    I listen in a semi darkened room, sometimes with my eyes half or fully closed. This can lead to being half asleep when listening and then the music can send your mind wondering in all sorts of odd directions, which is usually pretty enjoyable.
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  17. Dolemite

    Dolemite Forum Resident

    A Real Knoll Bertioa Bird Chair

  18. Jimi Floyd

    Jimi Floyd Forum Resident

    Anyway, everybody knows the Le Corbusier LC2 is the one and only chair for listening to real mono



  19. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

    I gave up the 'audiophile' game a few years ago and so I may not even be sitting while listening to music or in the house.
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  20. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

    Chester County, PA
    I prefer damped rooms, let's me hear much more of what's on the recording. You get those micro details like when you wear headphones. Old jazz recordings sound amazing to me in my office that contains a lot of acoustic treatment. I can hear RVG's front room or the 30th St. Columbia studio without the smearing of my own room's sound.

    But this is all off topic so I apologize.
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  21. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Mystic valley, Tn.
    [​IMG] Low back sectional with chaise and pull out ottoman. Storage under the chaise. The top row of attached pillows/ head rests folds flat.
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  22. Hifi Kenny

    Hifi Kenny Well-Known Member

    Poor headphones and listening position.

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  23. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    But an earthshaking experience!
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  24. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    As Reg Presley would say..............I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes.
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  25. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident

    Absolutely would get an Eames lounge chair if possible. Just plain classic! Had one in the house growing up. Very comfy and again, classic.
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