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Listening Chair

Discussion in 'audio' started by Dinovector, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. andy831

    andy831 pfm Member

    I tried a Ekornes Stressless thing and found that did not suit me either so went back to a pair of knackered Ikea leather look tub armchairs
  2. Hipper

    Hipper pfm Member

    I use a cloth covered high back Parker-Knoll type chair. I like the high back because it prevents reflections from the back wall.
  3. davidavdavid

    davidavdavid EARWAG

    This is the IKEA Strandmon with matching ottoman. The chair has wonderful back support, and is quite sturdy and comfortable. At 6' 5" (1.96m) tall I can attest that the chair and ottoman do the job nicely. Yes, it comes in different colors and patterns. Yes, it is IKEA, but is rather affordable and replacing one or simply buying one as a spare :) is rather straightforward.
  4. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    I have one of these beauties...


    Swedese Lamino. Supremely comfortable and narrows to almost head width at the top..
  5. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Made.com do a giant man sized bean bag.
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Pretty sure my beanbag is one of these in a fetching 1970s brown. I really like it.
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  7. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Good size!
  8. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    My armchair beats all previous attempts at a comfy chair (including the Stressless thing, that gave me neck ache).

    Excuse the slight mess.

  9. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    What about the Le Corbusier "Chaise Longue"? It has the advantage that you can adjust the inclination of the whole thing from sitting up to lying horizontal, or with your feet higher than your head. Which is great for the lower back, incidentally. The disadvantage is that it has no arm rests.
  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Er, where?
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  11. Dinovector

    Dinovector pfm Member

    That's a decent size, I like it
  12. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It really is very comfortable indeed. One has to learn how to get out of it, and it may not be possible to do with much dignity. I kind of roll out to the side and get up from the floor rather than a single-step. I wish I’d thought of beanbags decades ago as I have had some pretty bad listening seats over the years.
  13. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

  14. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    I blame my father, who was in the merchant navy, where anything less than perfectly tidy is a mess. It’s rubbed off on me, at least in the assessment, if not the execution!
  15. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member

    I have both a Stressless and an Eames copy.

    I much prefer the Stressless. They come in many shapes and mine came in three widths to suit different girths. I spent several hours in the he shop trying the various models before plumping for mine.

    I can see the attractions of big bean bags,y kids both have one but I find it increasingly difficult to get up from one.

    My daughter also has a "snuggle" seat which she loves. That has a low back.
  16. gintonic

    gintonic Pussy Lover

    I bought into the Eames thing years ago - and ended up selling it as I found it to be terribly uncomfortable. In the end we ended up with a 3 seater reclining sofa.
  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Blimey. Well, if that's what your lounge generally looks like I don't think that you have anything to worry about. My place is generally pretty tidy and I keep it clean, but I try to keep it in perspective. Every so often I visit friends who haven't seen the carpet for a couple of years. One time I was round there in February and there was screwed-up Christmas paper tossed on the floor in the lounge. I have another friend who has a houseful of hifi. When I say houseful, I mean a house that is full. There are rooms you can't get in. Last I heard he had 20-something CD players. I sell stuff for him periodically (see Classifieds right now) but fundamentally he wants to keep it all. His latest project is to build a kilowatt-a-channel home cinema in something like a 7.1 or 9.2 format. He has all the gear, he just can't get in the relevant room.
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  18. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    third vote for the poang. Light, very comfy, comes in all colours to suit, and has just the right balance between supporting you, relaxing you and not obstructing music signals. Oh, and money you'll save over ghastly leather recliners (unless you are, in fact, a russian oligarch?) will allow you to buy 100 new albums. :)
  19. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

    I have both the Eames and a Corbusier Chaise Longue. With the Eames, it helps to be a short arse: I find it both very comfortable and practical. The Corbusier places me well below tweeter height, so the perspective is sometimes odd; however, it's a great chair to fall asleep in while listening to something non-challenging...
  20. igor_xxxx

    igor_xxxx pfm Member

    I never thought of this solution, until reading your example.A bean bag will be a perfect solution for my low and extreme nearfield listening position... time to do some research and find some suitable (wife approved) designs.

    Just the part about getting out without dignity doesn't help my case :)

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