Next best thing to Herman Miller Aeron chair?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Engineer, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Engineer

    Engineer Guest

    I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )

    Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.
  2. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Engineer <ProMusicuity@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    >Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )


    Can you afford $200 for a used one? Prices aren't as low as they were
    during the depths of the internet bust, but there are still a lot of
    used ones out there.

    >Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.


    I really, really like kneeling chairs. Not too many of them made these
    days other than the Balans, though.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  3. nuke

    nuke Guest

    << I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )

    Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.


    >><BR><BR>



    I just got a Aeon from my ergonomics department. They had a few other chairs to
    try out, but being a big guy (6'3" and somewhat overweight) the Aeon fit me
    best. Some of the others weren't bad.

    Don't let it go too long. I did. First, it was just my tail-bone that hurt.
    After a few months of sitting in the wrong chair, I developed sciatic nerve
    pain, likely from a herniated disk. That's what happens when you sit too long
    in a bad posture.


    --
    Dr. Nuketopia
    Sorry, no e-Mail.
    Spam forgeries have resulted in thousands of faked bounces to my address.
  4. Todd H.

    Todd H. Guest

    ProMusicuity@hotmail.com (Engineer) writes:
    > I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    > Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )
    >
    > Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.


    There are really only two chairs on the market I like:
    The Bodybilt J757
    Herman MIller Aeron

    Neither are cheap. I'd be interested in the answer your your question
    too... that used market idea was a really good one, I think.


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  5. "Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:bi4ahn$qhq$1@panix2.panix.com...
    > Engineer <ProMusicuity@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    > >Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )

    >
    > Can you afford $200 for a used one? Prices aren't as low as they were
    > during the depths of the internet bust, but there are still a lot of
    > used ones out there.
    >
    > >Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.

    >
    > I really, really like kneeling chairs. Not too many of them made these
    > days other than the Balans, though.
    > --scott


    Global makes one, available at Office Depot.

    Graham
  6. Blind Joni

    Blind Joni Guest

    >I really, really like kneeling chairs. Not too many of them made these
    >days other than the Balans, though.
    >--scott


    I use one sometimes but after a short while it makes my knees itch and
    uncomfortable.


    John A. Chiara
    SOS Recording Studio
    Live Sound Inc.
    Albany, NY
    www.sosrecording.net
    518-449-1637
  7. Jon Best

    Jon Best Guest

    Yeah, but Scott's putting, what, 60 pounds on each knee? For me it's a
    little more...

    --
    Jon Best
    Muddy Creek Audio
    "Blind Joni" <blindjoni@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20030822131434.02607.00000321@mb-m23.aol.com...
    > >I really, really like kneeling chairs. Not too many of them made these
    > >days other than the Balans, though.
    > >--scott

    >
    > I use one sometimes but after a short while it makes my knees itch and
    > uncomfortable.
    >
    >
    > John A. Chiara
    > SOS Recording Studio
    > Live Sound Inc.
    > Albany, NY
    > www.sosrecording.net
    > 518-449-1637
  8. Engineer <ProMusicuity@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.



    Sit up straight, lose weight, and get in shape. And quit sitting in
    front of that damn computer for days at a time.

    ulysses
  9. bmiawmb@toddh.net (Todd H.) wrote in message news:<m0y8xlhijz.fsf@rcn.com>...
    > ProMusicuity@hotmail.com (Engineer) writes:
    > > I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    > > Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )
    > >
    > > Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.

    >

    I've been happy with a bungee chair, similar to the one pictured at
    http://www.artfurnitureontheweb.com/Frames/Items/040180.html

    although I got mine at a local retailer and recommend doing that,
    since YMMV.

    Very comfortable, adequately adjustable, and not a giant looming
    presence in the control room.
  10. EganMedia

    EganMedia Guest

    Allsteel #19

    I got one for father's day and it is truly amazing. My wife paid something
    like $650 for a floor demo from the local Boise Cascade store. There is an
    Aeron in another studio down the hall from me which pales in comparison.


    Joe Egan
    EMP
    Colchester, VT
    www.eganmedia.com
  11. Shit, go to any woman's furniture area where they have the makeup section
    (vanities, whatever these things are called) and stuff. Plenty of kneeling
    chairs. My wife has one. Had I really thought about it when I was
    younger....! <g>

    --


    Roger W. Norman
    SirMusic Studio
    Purchase your copy of the Fifth of RAP CD set at www.recaudiopro.net.
    See how far $20 really goes.




    "Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:bi4ahn$qhq$1@panix2.panix.com...
    > Engineer <ProMusicuity@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    > >Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )

    >
    > Can you afford $200 for a used one? Prices aren't as low as they were
    > during the depths of the internet bust, but there are still a lot of
    > used ones out there.
    >
    > >Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.

    >
    > I really, really like kneeling chairs. Not too many of them made these
    > days other than the Balans, though.
    > --scott
    > --
    > "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  12. Engineer

    Engineer Guest

    Justin Ulysses Morse <ulysses@rollmusic.com> wrote in message news:<230820030351154291%ulysses@rollmusic.com>...
    > Engineer <ProMusicuity@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.

    >
    >
    > Sit up straight, lose weight, and get in shape. And quit sitting in
    > front of that damn computer for days at a time.
    >
    > ulysses



    You mean quit recording and drop down UNDER 130 lbs?? damn... I guess
    a crack binge would work...
  13. WSpeckmann

    WSpeckmann Guest

    After more than 20 painful years on kneeling chairs (and others) I finally
    found t h e o n e :

    The Swopper.

    Have a look at swopper.de or swopper.com. ( I'm not related to the company in
    any way !!)
    You have to get used to it first - it's a very "active" way of sitting.
    I bought mine ( a friend had one already ) a couple of months ago after another
    four painful weeks of backproblems.
    Two days later they were gone - amazing.
    It's about 550 Euro here in Germany (worth every cent!)

    The only problem I had so far: a customer complained: "Will you please stop
    hopping and wiggling all the time - makes me really nervous ..."

    Cheers
    Walter
  14. BC

    BC Guest

    In article <515d31a5.0308230328.6eca6fd4@posting.google.com>,
    recordist@room2b.com says...
    > bmiawmb@toddh.net (Todd H.) wrote in message news:<m0y8xlhijz.fsf@rcn.com>...
    > > ProMusicuity@hotmail.com (Engineer) writes:
    > > > I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    > > > Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )
    > > >
    > > > Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.

    > >

    > I've been happy with a bungee chair, similar to the one pictured at
    > http://www.artfurnitureontheweb.com/Frames/Items/040180.html
    >
    > although I got mine at a local retailer and recommend doing that,
    > since YMMV.
    >
    > Very comfortable, adequately adjustable, and not a giant looming
    > presence in the control room.
    >


    Can you remove the arms?
  15. xy

    xy Guest

    ???
    Isn't this kind of like mattresses? I would think it would be largely
    preference. I just got a swivel chair for $39 that rules. I couldn't
    imagine spending $600 on a chair. We'll I could imagine it, but it
    would be immediately eclipsed by another buy-decision. But I can sit
    in just about any chair all day long, so I guess I'm not up against
    this kind of challenge.

    Scott D. has one advantage on us: those kneeling chairs are ultra low
    profile so they won't create sound baffles in your mixing area. But I
    always felt I had to "pay attention" too much in those chairs to the
    actual "art of sitting".

    I guess if I ever hit the big time, I now know what the "cool guy"
    chair is for poser value. I wonder if Armani makes chairs?


    ProMusicuity@hotmail.com (Engineer) wrote in message news:<852c9a08.0308212120.1b7c6e3@posting.google.com>...
    > I need a great chair and I cant afford $600 or more for a Herman
    > Miller (though I will some day, mark my words :) )
    >
    > Any suggestions? My back and ass hurts.
  16. Psy

    Psy Guest

    wspeckmann@aol.com (WSpeckmann) lost his marbles in
    news:20030825050344.21828.00000995@mb-m07.aol.com:

    > The Swopper.


    At the local office of Ogilvy and Mather they have a meeting room where the
    only seating is Swoppers. It's very strange being in a *serious* discussion
    where everyone is bobbing up and down like corks in water.

    --
    Paul Russell
    Muso, Producer, Songwriter, Renowned Wit and all round Egotist
    www.calamitypop.com
  17. Q: > Can you remove the arms?

    I think so. Looks like they're each attached with two allen bolts that
    can be reached behind rubber inserts, and it doesn't appear that the
    arms are structural parts of the chair. But I haven't tried it, so I'm
    not sure. One of the cool things about the design is that each little
    piece, down to the individual bungees, seems to be modular and
    separately attached, so you could replace them fairly simply.

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