I would like to spend more time listening to my headphone systems at home, but I don't really have a comfortable place to keep a headphone amp set up. I see lots of pics of home desk-based listening setups, but I don't want to sit at a desk at home. I want to sit on the couch in my living room or the built-in seating in my kitchen/dining area. However, I don't want to leave an amp setup in those places. I don't mind bringing a laptop or smartphone to use as a source, but I'd like to make it easier to setup my amp+dac, and I'm looking for tips.
I have a few tiny amp+dacs, like an HRT microStreamer and a powerful LH Labs Geek Out V2A, but I'd also like to be able to use larger equipment like Woo WA7, Schiit Jotunheim, Modi MB, O2 amp, ODAC, Geek Pulse, etc.
A co-worker once posted a picture of his "portable" setup, and he had a milk crate with a few amps+dacs held in place with Velcro straps. One variation even had a Woo Audio WA6 tube amp strapped to the top of the crate. :-) I like the practicality of this approach, but it's pretty bulky, and gets low marks for aesthetics.
Do you have the same problem -- no comfortable place to keep a listening station set up? (I'm curious how many other folks are in a similar situation.)
Do you have an "in-home portable" headphone setup? What is it and how do you like it?