So for the past couple of months I have tried to set my speakers in the best place possible and the basement is the only place I can set them up where my family wont bother me too much about the noise. However, unfortunately my speakers sound dull, boring, and harsh in my basement. In my living room it was so lively and dynamic, and then i moved them downstairs and I just feel like it is missing so much. Heres a pic of the layout: http://i.imgur.com/zCst9vu.jpg the basement is fairly large and the ceiling is pretty low. My living room had a much taller ceiling, close to 40 ft maybe. This basement ceiling is maybe 8ft. Would acoustic panels even help in getting that sound? What would acoustic panels do for this setup here? Also, is it better to DIY or buy them premade? I listen to a lot of rock music and watch lots of movies but I can't enjoy them as much anymore and would really love to get that back. Any ideas?