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In-ceiling Speakers: Are They Any good? 5 Reasons You Need Them

by Reyna Thomas

Were used to speakers mounted on the wall or placed on a floor stand, with sound originating from all sides. Yet more and more people are turning to in-ceiling speakers to accent their home audio systems. But, how well do they work? Can they replace the need for visible speakers? You’ll come to know that and more once you get the scoop from our experts! 

How In-Ceiling Speakers Benefit You 

 living room with ceiling speakers

In-ceiling speakers arent intended to replace floor-standing or mounted speakers. Its just a way to add some flair to your audio while also limiting some of the clutter. No one is staring into your ceiling arrangement, after all. Apart from decluttering, in-ceiling speakers are beneficial for a variety of reasons, including: 

  1. Not Costly 

The majority of low-cost ceiling speakers provide excellent sound quality and value for money. So, if youre trying to stick to a strict budget while adding to your home audio, theres no need to worry about it taking up the entire budget. 

  1. Impressive Sound Quality 

Despite their relatively small size, ceiling speakers can transmit beautifully detailed music from above and even help enhance the surround sound of your speakers. Even theaters use them to add to the surround sound experience, so why not add a couple to your home.  

 home theater room

  1. Save Space  

When there isnt enough room for floor supports to hold your wireless speakers, or you just want to be clutter-free and hide wires, then ceiling speakers are a great way to save space. Not only will you have fewer cables, but if you have swiveling ceiling speakers, youll have more flexibility in where you place your furniture. 

  1. Visually Appealing 

With no visible connections and only flush ceiling speaker grilles, the aesthetics are pleasing to the eye. You can also camouflage them how you want, whether placing them in a spot undetectable from prying eyes or one that is easy to cover. And if you are willing to invest a little more money, you can get in-ceiling speakers that are flush with the ceiling.  

  1. Easy to Install 

man installing ceiling speakers

Ceiling speakers are remarkably easier to install than in-wall speakersIn-wall speakers are more difficult to install because the cables must be run along the inside wall cavity. The best part about having in-ceiling speakers is that they are perfectly safe up in the ceiling, and you don’t have to worry about pets or children damaging them.  

Finding the Right Spot 

When purchasing a ceiling speaker, think about the room in which it will be utilized and the sort of ceiling speaker that will be necessary. Your speaker placement should be determined by the size and form of your room. Make sure the speakers provide appropriate coverage for the space while also not crowding items using the balancing rule. 

 couple shopping for speakers

Make a basic layout of your space, including where you want your furniture to go in relation to your TV, and then decide where the ceiling speakers should go. You might not need more than two low-power ceiling speakers if you simply require a speaker to stream music in a small bedroom or kitchen.  

You won’t need too many ceiling speakers if youre adding them to an existing surround sound or speaker system, but you will need something more powerful for a home theater setup. If you want to listen to music in the bathroom, youll probably need moisture-proof speakers.  

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