Basic Room Acoustics - Need advice
I have Revel F52's positioned about 2 ft from rear wall and about 3 ft from side walls. My room is fairly small and very open. About 16 ft wide and I am positioned about 6 feet away from them. I have no rear wall, the room continues into the kitchen. The sound is great except for one thing, when I cup my hands behind my ears while I am listening in the sweet spot the sounds comes alive even more. The harmonics and air seem to be taken to a higher level. I can't listen with my hands cupped behind my ears the whole time, does this effect have anything to do with have to sounds reflecting off the rear of me? Am i crazy? Please advise.