The Top 10 Listening Rooms from Reddit’s r/malelivingspace and r/amateruroomporn

In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the audiophile’s dream: The best listening rooms from Reddit’s r/malelivingspace and r/amateurroomporn subreddits.

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Thanks for joining us in another installment of Reddit’s best rooms! Combined with our articles on the best living rooms, bedrooms, and offices, you’ll be overflowing with inspiration for how to outfit your new digs.

Whether you have the space in your home for a dedicated listening room or just want an amazing home stereo setup in your living room, we’ve collected the best posts to spark new ideas. In this curated list, you’ll find audio setups from the simplest to the most advanced — all with a genuinely classy aesthetic. 

The Top 10 Listening Rooms from Reddit’s r/malelivingspace and r/amateruroomporn

Here they are in no particular order.

1. u/cntlswvs’s Combo Listening and Nature Bathing Room

Our first listening room choice has everything going for it: A gorgeous view, minimalist setup, excellent speaker positioning, and an Eames chair to cap it all off. We especially love the placement of the plush rug and dense leather sofa, as they’ll both absorb and enhance the sound, leading to a perfect listening sweet spot right at the chair.

Combo Listening and Nature Bathing Room

Some respondents argue that the large windows will degrade the final sound quality, but let’s be honest: A great visual setup is every bit as important to a listening space as the sound. And those Klipsch RF-7 floor standing speakers deliver on both aesthetics and sound quality.

You can look through the original post here.

2. u/akopley’s Television and Vinyl Listening Room

There’s a lot going on in akopley’s listening room and living room combo, and you can tell that it’s definitely well worn and lived in. The big Polk Monitor 70 Series II speakers are a crazy good deal, and you’d need something that big to stand up to the 75 inch television that’s mounted above them.

Television and Vinyl Listening Room

Aside from the brick walls and huge vinyl collection, we’re also digging on the Coastal Farmhouse coffee table that helps bring everything together.

You can look through the original post here.

3. u/kniff’s Remodeled Mid Century Modern Apartment

You’ll have to take a look at the original poster’s before and after picture album to really get a sense for how well-designed this space is. What started as a very bright and generic apartment space has been transformed into an audiophile and cinema fan’s dream space.

Remodeled Mid Century Modern Apartment

Anyone who loves the Eames chair (but hates the price) will especially appreciate the owner’s alternative: The Conform Timeout chair and ottoman. Extra points for the Metri rug from Liniedesign!

You can look through the original post here.

4. u/Mattio2187’s Hardwood Living Room and Listening Space

Congrats to the original poster for buying their first house — and for making such an awesome listening setup in their living room! The large space and hardwood could be a recipe for unpleasant reflective sounds, but the appropriately placed additions of rugs and leather furniture helps to soften the whole space.

Hardwood Living Room and Listening Space

Combine that with speaker stands for an optimal height and a pellet stove for cozy evenings, and you have one hell of a comfortable listening room.

You can look through the original post here.

5. u/Adyjak’s Wall of Sound in Seattle, Washington

The smallest listening corner to grace this list, Adyjak’s “Wall of Sound” shows that you can turn even a tiny apartment room into an enjoyable listening space. The whole thing is built on a CB2 Helix 70” wall shelf, with Hidden Sapphire paint from Benjamin Moore on the wall behind it.

Wall of Sound in Seattle, Washington

Both the original poster and a respondent had nothing but good things to say about the quality of sound from the Kanto YU4 speakers, too.

You can look through the original post here.

6. u/jessejessej’s Audiophile Living Room

So, this one’s a bit of a tricky inclusion for this list: We love the overall visual aesthetic of the room, but as many commenters point out, it’s not actually optimized for sound quality.

The original poster was silent on most of these criticisms, with others pointing out that reorienting the speakers and adding a rug or some other acoustic damping would make it a genuinely audiophile space.

Audiophile Living Room

Either way, we really dig the black, white, and wood tone color choices for the space.

You can look through the original post here.

7. u/skunkyblowburn’s Renovated Hifi Living Room

The first of our guest appearances from r/audiophile, this beautifully decorated living room has so much going for it. The original poster shared his specs for the audio setup as follows: Turntable:- Michell Gyrodec bronze with SME IV tonearm and a Hana ML cartridge!; Phono stage:- EAR 834P; Integrated Amplifier:- Jadis I-50; Speakers:- Tannoy Legacy Cheviots.

Renovated Hifi Living Room

We can hardly imagine a setup we’d rather use to listen to a classic jazz album.

You can look through the original post here.

8. u/Ksonger15’s Eames Chair Listening Room

Ksonger15 decided to get in on the trend, and upgraded to a genuine Eames chair for their listening room. Popular opinion is divided on this chair, with fans saying that it’s a nearly perfect balance of comfort and style, while detractors point to its nearly $6,000 cost as being an obvious problem.

Eames Chair Listening Room

It’s paired with a Rogue Audio CM2 amp, Technics M5G turntable, and Wharfedale Diamond tower speakers.

You can look through the original post here.

9. u/diffused’s Casual Movie and Music Setup

What better way to recover from a breakup than to get a sense of your own style again? That’s exactly what the original poster of this casual and classy media room decided to do. He’s a music teacher by trade, and has managed to collect almost everything in the room through thrifting and waiting for stellar deals.

Casual Movie and Music Setup

It’s mid century modern all the way, and a great example of what you can do with a little ingenuity even if you’re short on funds.

You can look through the original post here.

10. u/jerrolds’ Home Theater Setup

While it’s far from being the most flattering picture, the gear in jerrolds’ home theater setup is truly something to envy. The original poster gives this list for his sound equipment:

That’s some good stuff!

Home Theater Setup

You can check out the full image album here for a better idea of how he’s organized the space for maximum sound quality.