Improving listening room acoustics

The living room as a listening room
The room acoustics in a listening room, where a high-end HiFi set is set up, often requires a little more attention than the acoustics in an average (living) room. If you have invested in an expensive audio HiFi set, you naturally want to be able to enjoy it to the fullest. You could choose to have someone carry out a reverberation measurement, but a good measurement, by a neutral party, is expensive, of course you can also just do it yourself. By working with the right products you can achieve good results yourself, we are happy to help you with that. When the foundation for good acoustics has been laid, you can fine-tune to your own taste and insight.

The basis for good acoustics
A good basis means that the room is equipped with curtains, carpet and chairs and/or sofas covered with textile. If the side walls and the wall behind the listening position are each fitted with absorption panels for a third, the acoustics can generally be called good. Choose a product of 25 or 30 mm thickness for the side walls and a panel thickness of 50 mm for the rear wall.

Assuming that there is carpet in the room, which is often the case in a listening room, the ceiling can be provided with, for example, Ceiling Islands in a second phase. We recommend a more phased approach because this allows you to fine-tune the acoustics better and keep costs under control.

On our tips page you will find an explanation about the approach to reverberation.

Below you will find the most commonly used products for listening room acoustics

  1. Flamex Edge Acoustic Foam Panel
    Flamex Edge
    Acoustic Foam Panel
    • Reduces reverberation in a room
    • For wall and ceiling
    • Decorative edge of 45°

    Starting at £14.60

    (incl. tax)
  2. Soundstone
    Acoustic ceiling panel
    • White fibreglass coating
    • Suitable for suspended ceilings
    • Easy to customize

    Starting at £15.37

    (incl. tax)
  3. Akotherm GG wit
    Akotherm SF
    Sound absorbing panel
    • High density of 40kg/m³
    • Double sided extra smooth finish
    • For indoor and outdoor

    Starting at £19.55

    (incl. tax)
  4. Flamex Pyramid applied in a living room
    Flamex Pyramid
    Absorbent foam panel
    • Reduces reverberation in a room
    • For wall or ceiling 
    • Decorative design

    Starting at £25.06

    (incl. tax)

Tips for listening room acoustics
In addition to our range of products for room acoustics, you will also find DIY solutions and information about tackling the acoustics in your space on our Tips page.