People who have a true passion for music know that it’s not just about listening to songs from your favorite artists. It’s also about the atmosphere you create when indulging in your favorite artist’s latest album (on vinyl, naturally). So creating the right space in which to enjoy your tunes is just as essential as what you’re listening to. Here’s our roundup of our favorite pieces to put together the ultimate music lover man cave.
Putting together a music man cave has to start with the right audio system. And the key to a great audio system is the speakers. No one does speakers better than Sonus Faber. Not only is the sound out of this world, the Venere Line is sleek, stylish, and masculine — exactly the look you want in your space.
Every music lover knows an amplifier will take your listening experience to the next level. McIntosh is the name in audio equipment and their MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier recently received a few upgrades to make it better than ever. The real fun starts when you turn the amplifier on and the LED illuminated tubes glow brightly, letting you know an amazing music experience is about to begin.
Don’t have the space (or money) for a full set of high-end speakers and an amplifier? Check out Zvox’s SB500 soundbar. It delivers powerful sound in a small package and comes complete with a built-in subwoofer. The SB500 is Bluetooth-enabled, allowing you to stream music straight from any device.
The right speakers only get you so far in your music listening experience. You also need the right turntable for playing your favorite albums. We love the sound and style of Shinola’s Runwell Turntable. The exposed belt pulley, rose gold accents, and warm wood sides make this turntable a statement piece, even when not spinning your favorite tunes.
Not in the mood to fill the room with sound? Some days you just want to slip on a pair of headphones and kick back in your chair for more intimate listening. Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H9i Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones let you fully immerse yourself in the music with no outside sound distractions. The beige version also just so happens to coordinate perfectly with the Shinola Turntable.
The ultimate music lover’s man cave deserves the ultimate lounge chair to relax in while listening to your tunes. Indulge in the iconic Eames Lounge and Ottoman. There’s a reason this chair has stood the test of time to remain as popular as it is. The style is masculine and timeless, while the comfort is unlike anything else you’ve ever sat in.
Audio equipment and your collection of vinyl is a big investment and it deserves to be shown off. Symbol’s fully customizable AERO Audio Cabinet is the perfect piece for displaying and storing your turntable, amplifier, and records.
One of the fun parts of creating a space dedicated to music is being able to blast your favorite song. Of course, your neighbors may not have the same taste as you but you can save their ears with Submaterial’s Hex panels. These wool felt covered panels help soften sound and their stylish pattern comes in over sixty colors, ensuring you can match it to your space.
No man cave would be complete without the right lighting to set the music listening mood. Aurora Smart Lighting Panels clip together in an endless array of patterns and sync to the music, changing color as the music plays. The panels sync to an app, allowing you to control the colors on display. Create a relaxing setting with blue tones or an upbeat feel with reds — whatever your mood, the panels can match it.
The term “man cave” sometimes makes you think of a half-finished room in a dark basement. Don’t relegate yourself to such a space when one of these Tiny Cubes would make the perfect listening studio. Just park it in your backyard and deck it out with the products above!