Floor-standing vs Bookshelf Loudspeakers - Which Is Best?Depending on the type of room you have, the particular kind of surround sound speakers you may be interested in will change. I think the best way to explain this is to go through the different types of surround speakers rather than the different types of rooms. Primarily, this is because I can contain the discussion on speakers, whereas there are a near-infinite number of living space configurations. When you understand the speaker types, you can better understand which is best for you room. So here it goes. Let us know if this is helpful, and be sure to add any questions you have in our comments section at the bottom.
SONOS 5.1 Surround Sound System using the $99 IKEA Symfonisk
Bookshelf Speakers: What You Need to Know
Bookshelf speakers are meant to rest on a shelf, table or other elevated surface — anywhere but the floor. Like anything else, doing your homework before making a decision will definitely pay off. For instance, some are geared specifically for movie buffs , while others are tailored to take your music listening experience to the next level. Just because they're named "bookshelf speakers" does not mean they have to go on a bookshelf. Think outside the box and get creative where you place them. Before getting into the specifics of bookshelf speakers, it is important to understand the difference between bookshelf speakers and powered monitors.
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