Would anyone like to share their experience with acoustic treatments?
I recently auditioned some of the Harbeth line of speakers in a dealer's listening room and subsequntly decided to try the SHL5s at home. My hi-fi is located in a small room (3.2m (L) x 3.2m (W) x 2.75m (H)), chosen because it is neighbour-friendly (my basement is larger but is adjoined to my immediate neighbour).
The problem is that the room is sparsely furnished and comprises drywall and two windows (no curtains, just venetian blinds) resulting in a bright sound and a fatiguing listening environment.
I am considering acoustic treatments, but nothing too expensive. My thoughts are as follows:
- Add more furniture, e.g. bookcase, soft furnishings
What materials? (foam/rockwool/OC 703 fibreglass/egg cartons?)
What percentage of the room needs to be covered? (ceiling?/corners? etc.)
Should I have the room measured or is this overkill for such a small room
- Short term solution is headphones (another minefield )
Thanks in advance for your input,