Sorry for the delay guys, I don't get on the forum as much as I would like. I am going to try and answer your question as best as I can. The speakers are near ear height and they sound great to me. There is a slight difference sitting in the front row VS the second row. Sitting in the second row, I am in between the 4 sides and I get a better sound VS sitting in the first row with just 2 sides. I am completely happy the minions. They really compliment my set up.