Okay, please tell me you've heard of this...Feelings of anxiety without room treatment?
I moved into a new dedicated listening room. It's small. I posted a little diagram in another thread. 13x12x8. Hard. As. A. Rock. Stone tile floors. Bare walls. Not a stick of furniture. Speakers 7ft apart. Listening position 9.5ft away.
Man, I feel like crap when listening to music in this room. Has anyone heard of this malady before?
So, I went to Guitar Center and picked up some "Ultimate Acoustic" panels. There are twelve 12" x 12" diffusion panels and twelve 12" x 12" absorption panels, and two small bass traps. I mean, I just picked these up to see if room treatment would help...any kind of room treatment! (I kept the receipt, because I'm thinking, "Just try this out, and if it does anything I'll speak to someone from GIK.)
Okay, so I felt a little better while listening to music, but not really all that much. Granted, I just threw the stuff up on the back wall real quick, and a few odd panels on the side walls. I laid a throw rug down between me and my speakers. The speakers in question are some loaner speakers I have, some Dynaudio Focus 340s, while I await some custom speakers to be made for me.
But here's the trip...It can't be loud music and/or SPLs that makes me feel this way, can it, especially when I can blast the hell out of music in my car and feel fine? Or go to a concert and not feel anxious.
Okay, so a diagram of my room...
So, originally when I posted this image I was kind of grousing about there not being too good of a solution for windows, but I hadn't moved into the room yet.
Now, I would do almost anything for it just to be room problems, fix the problem, and start enjoying music again. Haha! But seriously, the music starts playing and I literally feel anxious.
Okay, is this a room treatment thing?