- Oct 4, 2001
I've been reading a lot about this for the last two months. And still can't decide. It seem that there are as many people that say surround speaker should be 2-3 feet above ear level, as there is saying that they should be at ear level. Main argument seem to be that above ear level provide a more envelopping sound to all listener with less directional effect and more subdued rear channel sound. At ear level the effect of directional sound is more present, wich some think more interesting but it can also be more distracting. Concerning different manufacturer it seem that many popular brand like sony recommend ear level surround..............Is there really some pertinent information somewhere about this that would settle it for good.