I'm in a bit of an unusual situation as I do not have access to pretty much ANY home theater seats to sit in, touch, feel evaluate.. Also, as I live in Alaska, so I need to have the seats shipped via water at a hefty price. Plus, it will take a fair amount of coordination and my own time/expense to meet the vessel when it arrives. So in other words, this is going to be an exercise consisting of patience, costs, trust and murphy's presence.
I only have room for three seats. I prefer a curved layout, for looks and also to have a bit more room on the armrests (but I can live with straight). I have a strong preference for power incline as I don't like being limited to set recline positions. I'm not too keen on faux leather, and detest slippery leather. I prefer a grade that's somewhat soft, but not so soft it doesn't hold up to wear. The majority of my furniture is Ekorness and Natuzzi - if that means anything to you. I like a comfortable seat but not so soft I sink and have to work to get up (not sure if that makes sense).
I'd love some high end seats, but my piggy bank is a bit empty due to a complete speaker and electronics upgrade this year (anyone need a projector lol), and a vette that I can't seem to stop upgrading'... My limit is roughly $700 per chair, plus shipping.
I'm also a bit impatient, so I'm looking at my Quick-ship options from various vendors in the lower 48. I plan to have the supplier ship them to Tacoma where they then get transported by vessel.
I have spent hours looking at pictures and have narrowed down to a few choices, but pictures don't tell the whole story. Some seats I'm gravitating toward are:
Fusion Escape (love the power head rest, but not sure about the leather)
Palisser Axis (I LOVE this chair, but it's too much money, and it's custom order)
Row One - Encore (no curve design though)
Row One - Front Row (no curve design though)
Lane Frampton (no curve design though)
If anyone has some firsthand experience with these seats, your thoughts would be most greatly appreciated. I'll be stuck with whatever I buy.