Cheap/Fun experiment - Record your listening

Hi Everyone,

We often talk a lot about room acoustics, and a lot of it is theory.  Want to try something for free, where you get to be the scientist and reporter?  Do this.

Play music on your system and record it with your phone.  Maybe a song or two.

Then, listen to it with headphones. 

Do you now hear the room??

Please post your findings along with your speakers and how much of the room you have treated.

There are no wrong answers, and no judge, and the only thing I'm selling is a shared experiment in psychoacoustics so please be nice. :)


A friend and I have done this a few times and emailed the files. I listened to his excellent system on iMac speakers so I didn't really hear the room. Headphones would be the way to go.

Uploading to a file share can be done instead of YouTube.

Sounds like fun ill pass though.
If possible, just leave your phone on your chair. 

Again, I am curious to know how well the room stands out in the recording.  When I've done this in the past, whether to record people talking, or systems, it was amazing how much more of the room you can hear.