OK, everyone agrees that speakers and rooms make a huge difference. There is some level of disagreement as to how much good components make. And there is even more disagreement to the effect of cables and tweaks. But - why doesn't anyone ever talk about the listening chair?
Here are some criteria (for me):
- tall enough to get your ears at tweeter level
- must not be canted backwards, otherwise you have to tilt your head forwards to listen. This gets fatiguing.
- must not have a headrest, as this can cause early reflections or mess up the rear reflections from reaching your ears
- must not be leather, because leather gets bloody cold in winter
This rules out all manner of listening chairs - no lazy boy recliners, no Eames chairs, etc etc. My listening chair is a simple leather sofa which I bought years ago. Unfortunately it is too low to get my ears to tweeter level, so I actually prefer to drag a dining table chair to the listening room for critical listening!
What are your thoughts on listening chairs?