This is the best way imo as if your living room is not very minimalist and you have the normal carpets, curtains, rugs, cushions, shelves with books or records on them this will all act as room treatments.
🔹 Bob the Builder,.....I agree,that was what I wrote about in my previous post here.
It's what I call "Room-Tunning", I put it in again here below.
I know a Professor of acoustics,he has previously done acoustic measurements both in my listening room and his own.
With these measurements as a starting point, we have tried to adapt and dampen the listening room,..It's not been good,see below...
◾ It may sound good, but something is always missing,... for example.. The nerve, the liveliness, the natural dynamics.◾
What,..however has become good,is when I used "Room-Tunning".
Both in my place,and when I helped said Professor of acoustics to install and optimize his music system.
He was very satisfied.
"I use the term "room-tunning",it involves a combination of installing,optimizing the music system along with adjustments of furniture, carpets,paintings,curtains,large flowers etc,etc in relation to the loudspeakers and the music system.
◾Example: After making a "tunning" of the speakers,you make a "tunning" of different parts of the furniture.
Then after that,you go back to making a "tunning" of the speakers,....then back to the furniture etc...
Yes,you understand what I mean,..This takes time,perhaps one year before everything is optimally 👍🏻😉.
But I,..AND we who have done this,have never had to use "acoustic aids".
Yes,..I have tried such aids,even listened in completely Acoustics adapted rooms,rebuilt by professionals in the field of acoustics.
It may sound good,but something is always missing,...for example..The nerve,the liveliness, the natural dynamics.
◾Factors that I think are very important in the musical presentation."