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Old 11th June 2019, 11:06 AM   #1
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I have a three seat fabric sofa from where i do my listening, sometimes i lay down and do some serious listening, zzz.....

However, when sitting up the sofa just soaks up to much high frequencies, the sound gets to dry and i have noticed i sit slightly and leaning forward to get a better and more airy sound, maybe i should get a leather sofa instead or maybe a single seater, what do you think? What are you sitting on when listening actively?
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Old 11th June 2019, 11:21 AM   #2
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How far is the sofa from the back wall?
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Old 11th June 2019, 12:04 PM   #3
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Sofa so good!
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Old 11th June 2019, 12:10 PM   #4
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Seriously though . . .

The Gamut Hi-Fi Lobster Chair - Gamut Audio
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Old 11th June 2019, 12:24 PM   #5
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couple of things...
1- when op says
"i have noticed i sit slightly and leaning forward to get a better and more airy sound"

This may not be from sofa at all. It may simply be that he is tilting ears at more forward angle. This can change HF hearing.

2- simply moving head forward even a few inches can in some rooms change the bass sound due to room modes. Sound can go from bass heavy to bass light with subsequent change in perception of clarity

3- I have noticed that the foam in a sofa can resonate at certain frequency. This will be felt in your body and can change perception of sound
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Old 11th June 2019, 12:30 PM   #6
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Even more seriously . . .

I sit in an Ekornes Stressless Recliner - green leather and teak base.

The attached is a stock photo - the leather of mine is worn out through gross overuse!
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Old 11th June 2019, 12:38 PM   #7
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Others haven't noticed this? Most of my higher frequency reverberation comes from behind me.
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Old 11th June 2019, 01:22 PM   #8
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How far is the sofa from the back wall?
it is about 90cm, i have moved the sofa back and forth and the problem follows
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Old 11th June 2019, 01:27 PM   #9
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i have always though it to be important not to have the backrest go above ear level, but that chair looks like sitting in a parabol, that might be a good thing
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Old 11th June 2019, 01:41 PM   #10
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couple of things...
1- when op says
"i have noticed i sit slightly and leaning forward to get a better and more airy sound"

This may not be from sofa at all. It may simply be that he is tilting ears at more forward angle. This can change HF hearing.
i think it is sofa related since i have tried to move it back and forth and the problem stays with it, i have tested remove the cushions and the sound did open up, next thing i must try is to get the sofa out of the room

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2- simply moving head forward even a few inches can in some rooms change the bass sound due to room modes. Sound can go from bass heavy to bass light with subsequent change in perception of clarity
that is very true, i would like to try change the orientation of my setup, firing the speakers along the room length instead of the width

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3- I have noticed that the foam in a sofa can resonate at certain frequency. This will be felt in your body and can change perception of sound
that i have not noticed
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