Once you've begun to put together your very own home theater system, one of the most important decisions you have to make involves the style of speaker that you choose. For the sake of argument, let's say that you're looking at three different speakers that are alike in terms of quality and power - the only thing different is the style. So which one is the "right one" - floor standing speakers, in-ceiling speakers or in wall speakers? The answer will ultimately come down to your own needs.
Floor Standing Speakers
Floor standing speakers are incredibly common and are often chosen by beginner home theater enthusiasts due to their ease of setup. After you've plugged everything in, all you really have to do is place everything in the right spot and you're good to go. You can choose floor standing speakers by themselves or can complement them with a subwoofer - the choice is yours. For a dedicated home theater room these are likely more than fine, but in a room where you'll also be entertaining you may be sacrificing a bit of floor space due to their size.
In-ceiling speakers take things to the next level. Instead of sitting in front of you and behind you, they're installed right in your ceiling and are up and out of the way at all times. This is a great choice for getting a bit of additional functionality from your home theater. You can connect them to a larger sound system in your house, allowing them to both let you watch your favorite films and television shows AND serve as speakers for an intercom system, music for entertaining purposes and more. Plus, you aren't sacrificing even a hint of floor space, though they do require installation in order to get things just right.
In-wall speakers are a bit like in-ceiling speakers, though obviously instead of being installed in your ceiling they are installed in your wall. These are likely the best choice for a dedicated home theater room, as they still allow you to accurately recreate the sound field required by 5.1, 7.1, or 9.1 home theater system options. They're a bit more "visible" after installation just by virtue of the fact that they're usually installed at eye level, so if you're looking for an option that lets you forget that the speakers are even there you may want to go with the in-ceiling variety.
All of these styles ultimately vary depending on your goals for your home theater system, but the most important result is always the same: they let you recreate the cinema experience as accurately as possible in the comfort of your own home and on your own terms. So long as you think about which one fits best for your needs, you really can't go wrong. JENSEN home theatre speakers produce a range of world-renown high quality speakers to suit all styles and budgets. All of our speakers have a clean, modern look, and their slimline designs disguise their hidden power!