Do you change your listening chair depending on the music?

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  1. DC

    DC "Manhattan Boy" Subscriber

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    Lots of threads about listening chairs, but I don't think there are any genre-specific ones, so let's have some fun. :D

    Thoughts? Discuss...
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  2. ev13wt

    ev13wt Super Member

    It seems I only listen to the blues :) And its a pretty big couch.
    So, no.
    I will however move the speakers :) And fiddle with the EQ. All the time. :)
     
  3. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast

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    Not now ... but I use to sit in my chair (Ikea Poang at that time) with foot stool for CD's and w/out for Vinyl. Tower speakers at the time

    ... when I switched to Bookshelves with Subwoofer (Streaming & Vinyl) ... I stopped doing that ..
    (use foot stool all the time now) no longer noticed a difference ... switched to the Ikea Ekenas chair as well.
     
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  4. Quadman2

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    I just adjust the position of the chair...depending on the mood/genre/gear used...plus the ottoman for long languishing listening.

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  5. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    With Magneplanars moving my chair back and forth a foot or so makes a difference in the sound.
     
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  6. stish

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    Like with the speakers, once the best spot for the chair was found, it has not been moved.
     
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  7. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    Definitely agree with this. Once set up properly neither speakers or chair get moved.
     
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  8. JDub

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    Carcass has: One pair of ears; one butt.
    Room has: One pair of speakers; one listening chair.
    Life is good.
     
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  9. toddalin

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    We have a big couch. The difference in sound is obvious simply by sitting in a forward upright position or leaning back into the cushions (that sucks out the midrange and clarity).
     
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  10. Yamaki

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    Nope, no changes here. My chair is comfy, it's at the right height and distance, the speakers are toed properly and it's all good.
     
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  11. armyslowrdr

    armyslowrdr I don't want one..LOL

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    I have 2 listening positions in my room--room stage central for my EPOS speakers---an Ikea chair..........
    and at the computer desk when I listen to the Advent Smallers I just have a std highback fake leather exec style office chair.

    If I had a spare 6 grand I'd switch them out for ONE Herman Miller chair and stool set.
     
  12. arts

    arts Super Member

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    Nah,I never move the chair. But sometimes the Wagner does that all on it's own. That's what the seatbelt is for.......:rolleyes:
     
  13. quiet

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    Nope, just the recliner sofa, never moves, very versatile item. A thing of beauty.
     
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  14. cason

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    Like a few others, once the speakers and chair were set up, nothing needs moving.
     
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  15. twiiii

    twiiii Addicted Member

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    Basically, no. Though I do move around to different positions when watching the TV or watching movies some times sitting closer.
     
  16. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    My next investment in my little office is 2 listening chairs. Nothing fancy, just comfortable.
     
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  17. Dr. Morbius

    Dr. Morbius I.N.T.E.R.O.C.I.T.O.R.

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    I like the picture in the first post. That's exactly what I think of classic rock ... retirement home music. :D

    No, I don't change my listening chair depending on what type of music I listen to. I change my listening chair depending on which room I'm in as 3 rooms in my house (and the garage) have different systems.

    And yes 4 systems are a necessity! :D

    There really are worse ways to spend one's money, such as alimony.
     
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  18. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad Subscriber

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    I have but a single chair I use for listening, a circa 1940s cantilever chair (leather and chrome construction) designed in the mid 1920s @ The Bauhaus by Dutch-born architect Mart Stam. Mine is the black leather w/ armrests version, i.e., this:

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    Also have the matching footstool:

    STAM CHAIR STOOL.jpg
     
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  19. Mystic

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    ^^ @ times the positioning of the chair, but never the chair itself, changes. ^^
     

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