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Best Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers To Have in 2020

Ceiling speakers are becoming increasingly popular and are quite commonly used for creating a dynamic surround sound experience. They are often an integral part of most home theaters and cinemas, as they closely replicate the sound system of an actual movie theater.

However, installing ceiling speakers used to be quite a hassle due to the innumerable wires and flimsy cables, but that’s a thing of the past. The installation process has become fairly simple and convenient thanks to Bluetooth enabled ceiling speakers.

The setup process is incredibly simple. Straight out of the box, all you have to do is to plug in the power cable, set the stereo/mono switch, and adjust the volume as per your liking. Then you have to pair the speakers with your handheld device using Bluetooth.

Once the speakers are on and working, you have to create a cutout at the desired part of the wall/ceiling and mount them on there. Thanks to the simple ‘dog legs’ mechanism, the speaker hooks on to the wall/ceiling quite easily and firmly.

That being said, choosing which Bluetooth ceiling speaker to buy could become a mammoth task, considering the fact that they largely vary in price but look almost the same. Therefore, we have rounded up a list of 5 best Bluetooth ceiling speakers. From cheap to expensive, we have picked some of the best choices out there, and all of these ceiling speakers work well for a Dolby Atmos setup.

1. Pyle 8 Inch 2-Way Ceiling Speakers

Best Overall

  • Easy installation
  • Built-in stain resistant grill
  • Durable
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Lacks deep bass

Type: In-Ceiling | Maximum Output Power: 250W | Frequency Response: 50Hz-20KHz | Impedance: 8 Ohm | Weight: 9.5lbs

Last Update on 2020-08-08 using Amazon Product Advertising API


The best ones on this list are Pyle’s PDICBT852RD 8” 2-way Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers. These are the kind of speakers that offer optimal performance for the mid-range price tag. In other words, they are possibly the best value for your buck.

They have a compact flush mount design for an incredibly easy and simple installation process. They are equipped with spring loaded fixing clips that easily and firmly clamp onto the wall/ceiling. Like most ceiling speakers, the Pyle 8” Speakers come with a cutout size template and installation guide to help you walk through the installation process.

Due to the flush mount design, these speakers can blend in any environment. One interesting feature about them is the fact that they come with a built-in round stain resistant speaker grill to complement existing flush mount designs at your home/workplace, hence giving a cleaner and sleeker look. Moreover, the speaker is equipped with a durable polypropylene cone with rubber surround, therefore you need not to worry about durability being an issue.

These speakers come with Bluetooth 4.0 which makes connectivity extremely easy. You can stream music through your smartphone and these speakers will deliver crisp stereo sound. The range is also quite exceptional, and you won’t have to worry about the audio getting distorted or cut off due to poor connectivity, until of course you are within the 40ft wireless range.

When it comes to sound quality, the Pyle 8” Ceiling Speakers produce amazing sound. The audio is well-balanced, and they are quite loud too. Moreover, the sound is quite detailed and there is no kind of distortion. Vocal dialogues are also quite clear, which makes these speakers an ideal option if you are looking for a pair of speakers for your in-home theater system.

Another notable feature is the ½” high compliance polymer tweeter which largely helps to control the direction of the sound and ensures an effective balance and distribution of audio. One downside is that these speakers don’t have deep bass, but the performance is still somewhat decent when it comes to playing bass-heavy music.

In other words, the Pyle 8” Ceiling Speakers are one of the best in-ceiling speakers currently available on the market, and the best bang for the buck. If you want to create a dynamic surround sound system in your living room or in-home theater, then these speakers are quite possibly the best option out there.

2. Polk Audio RC80i 2-Way

Best Build Quality

  • Exceptional build quality
  • Clear and well-balanced sound
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Installation process is easy
  • Sound distribution not ideal when placed on ceiling

Type: In-Ceiling | Maximum Output Power: 50W Each | Frequency Response: 50Hz-20KHz | Impedance: 8 Ohm | Weight: 4.3lbs

Last Update on 2020-08-08 using Amazon Product Advertising API

This list would have been incomplete without the Polk Audio RC80i 2-way In-ceiling Speakers. Polk Audio is a renowned brand in the speaker game that focuses on performance and quality, and the RC80i Ceiling Speakers are evident to this.

The RC80i makes use of an 8-inch mineral filled polymer-composite cone with rubber edges. The device itself is manufactured using high quality materials which greatly extends the longevity of the product. Moreover, the installation process is surprisingly very easy and you do not have to worry about unnecessary wires and tangled cables.

The speaker grilles are paintable which means that you can basically paint the color of your wall/ceiling and the speakers will blend in subtly.

In terms of performance, the RC80i is best suited for in-home theaters or cinemas. The speakers produce a well-balanced sound with amazing clarity, and the sound is clear and balanced in every corner of the room. Furthermore, the RC80i houses a 1″ tweeter with a 15-degree swivel, which is extremely useful for directing the audio to specific places around the room. However, it is recommended that you install these on a wall as the sound distribution might not be the best when installed on the ceiling.

Although the speakers themselves sound amazing and the audio is incredible, you might still want to consider investing in a high-end amplifier as well as a subwoofer if you are looking for optimal performance and deep bass. It makes the audio all that much better, and we can assure you that the investment is totally worth it.

The best part about these speakers is that they are manufactured with dust and water resistant materials – meaning that you can install them in all kinds of humid and moist places such as bathrooms, saunas, or even outdoor eaves.

Therefore, if you are looking for a nice pair of durable speakers for your in-home theater system, then these might be it.

3. Micca M-8C 2-way In-Ceiling Speakers

The Bass Master

  • Superb build quality
  • Excellent bass output
  • Amazing detail and Sound clarity
  • Detachable speaker grille can get loose
  • Lacks RCA connectivity

Type: Subwoofer, In-ceiling, In-wall | Maximum Output Power: 100W Each | Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz | Impedance: 8 Ohm | Weight: 4.4lbs

Last Update on 2020-08-08 using Amazon Product Advertising API

Next up on our list is a budget-friendly option that offers great value for the price: the Micca M-8C 2-way In-ceiling Speaker. It comes with an 8″ high excursion woofer and a 1″ soft dome tweeter.

The M-8C is made out of robust components and high-quality materials. Its rigorous flush mount design not only makes it a highly durable product, but it also makes for a stylish addition to your living room. The speaker grilles are paintable so they can blend in any decor.

It is extremely easy to install the speaker, thanks to the mounting tabs that easily clamp onto the wall/ceiling. There is an included template to mark the dimensions on the wall/ceiling too. Once installed, you simply have to connect the speaker via Bluetooth and then you can sit and enjoy your favorite music without any hassle.

One impressive point of this speaker is that the 8″ Poly-Mica woofer gives an excellent and robust bass output. Hence, you need not to worry about investing on a subwoofer as the speaker itself is capable of delivering decent bass outputs and works well as a standalone product in most conditions.

The 1″ silk dome tweeter greatly helps in giving amazing detail and clarity to the sound. It has a pivoting design so the tweeter can be aimed for a spacious sound stage. Moreover, there is a 6dB crossover network that helps to achieve the perfect kind of integration between the woofer and the tweeter, which gives it a wide frequency response and great audio flexibility in order to achieve optimal sound performance.

The build quality is pretty solid and these speakers can withstand humid and moist conditions. However, there is one design flaw: the speaker grille is detachable and it could sometimes get loose. Initially, it might not be a problem but as the product gets old, it might become a bit annoying. Moreover, another downside is the lack of RCA connectivity.

All in all, the Micca M-8C Ceiling Speakers are thoroughly well-designed and manufactured using top quality materials. They offer superb performance and deliver a lot more than what is expected at this price range. Whether used to play music in the living room or as part of a home theater system, these speakers do not disappoint.

4. Lithe Audio 6.5 Inch Ceiling Speaker

Best Design

  • Magnetic Paintable grill to blend anywhere
  • Great connectivity and range
  • Decent audio output
  • Lacks extreme bass
  • A bit expensive

Type: In-ceiling | Maximum Output Power: 50W | Frequency Response: 55Hz-20kHz | Impedance: 8 Ohm | Weight: 4.9lbs

Last Update on 2020-08-08 using Amazon Product Advertising API

The next entry on our list is the Lithe Audio 6.5” ceiling speakers, an all-in-one speaker that allows you to play any audio through your device. It comes with an amplifier, Bluetooth receiver and a high quality audio speaker. 

It features a frame-less design with a magnetic grill that can be attached to the loudspeaker. The build quality is quite sturdy and the speakers are durable as well, thanks to the high quality rubber surround. Moreover, the grill can be painted according to your liking to create a beautiful contrast with the ceiling or the same color as the ceiling to produce an invisible look. 

The speaker makes use of a 6.5” kevlar woven woofer cone which helps the speaker to maintain its shape at very high energy levels. Furthermore, there is a 0.75” titanium tweeter which helps to adjust the sound to a specific sound space. 

As far as connectivity is concerned, it comes with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and has a wireless range of upto 30m. To unleash the full potential of the speaker, the woofer is equipped with a low latency aptX chipset. In addition, you can even connect any non-Bluetooth device via the RCA input. It also has an output for an additional slave speaker and the best part is that the Lithe LINK technology enables you to connect up to 3 master Bluetooth speakers that can be audio synced. Moreover, it works with Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot out of the box.

The performance of these speakers is quite decent, and it handles high ranges, midranges and trebles quite well. Vocal dialogues are also clear through these speakers. In addition, the speakers are exceptionally loud, and the volume can also be capped to 50% for offices and certain workplaces. However, if you are looking for extreme bass, you will have to hook it up with a subwoofer. 

To sum it up, the speakers perform outstanding and can be a good choice for your home theater or for a party. However, the price point might be a bit too high for some people.

5. Herdio 4 Inch Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker

The Budget Pick

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Crisp and clear sound
  • Comparatively low volume
  • Not great connectivity and range
  • Struggles with high bass

Type: In-Ceiling, Outdoor, In-Wall | Maximum Output Power: 160W | Frequency Response: 60Hz-20kHz | Impedance: 8 Ohm | Weight: 3.5lbs

Last Update on 2020-08-08 using Amazon Product Advertising API

Next up on our list are Herdio’s 4” 2-way Bluetooth speakers. Along with the speakers themselves there is an independent Bluetooth digital amplifier box to ensure top-notch stereo sound performance.

The speakers are pretty sleek and well designed. Whether they are installed in the living room, kitchen or bathroom, they blend in quite nicely in all kinds of environments. The speaker grilles are paintable so it is up to you to choose a suitable color scheme. The flush design coupled with firm mounting clamps allows for an easy, simple and secure installation process.

Furthermore, the speakers are quite durable and long-lasting as well. They are equipped with a polypropylene cone with rubber edges which extends the longevity of the product. The product is water resistant which means that you can install it in your bathroom without having to worry about it being damaged.

The sound quality is quite decent and the speakers produce crisp and clear sound. The sound is detailed and the noise leakage prevention is good. Thus, the overall sound experience is quite detailed and immersive.

These speakers have up to 160 watts of max power. Therefore, the volume is fairly acceptable and may not be as impressive as compared to other ceiling speakers on this list, but according to the price tag it is not bad at all.

One issue that we noticed with the Herdio 4” speakers is that there might be some connectivity issues here and there. The range is not great and the audio might get cut out due to poor connectivity. Another downside is that these speakers struggle when it comes to playing soundtracks with high bass. Again, it must not be forgotten that these are extremely cheap ceiling speakers so do not expect mind-blowing bass out of them.

All in all, it’s a great product and will be a valuable addition to your in-home theater or cinema. However, it is important to note that the additional amplifier box has to be wired to the speakers, which adds another step in the installation process. But once you are free from the installation hassle, you will definitely be rewarded for your hard work!

Mark Smith

Mark Smith is a hard working student with a great passion for writing. He likes to express his deep interest in tech gadgets and latest PC hardware through valuable writeups.

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