I feel like this deserves its own thread. While obviously not a consideration for headphones, speaker placement is very important to how speakers sound. This is also the cheapest thing you can do with arguably the most effect on the sound. Here are couple different ways of placing speakers Golden rule - Speakers are placed in relation to the golden ratio, which occurs frequently in nature Rule of thirds - speakers are placed a third of room length from front wall and listening position is a third from rear wall Of course there are limitations due to living in spaces not designed for audio. It's telling that most of the articles I find on placement are for pro studios where you have control over everything. But within limits I feel like there is still a lot you can do. What works for you?