Small surrounds at ear level or in-ceiling surrounds.
Due to the layout of my house, I was forced to install in-ceiling speakers for my 7.1.4 atmos setup. My fronts and centers are beefy JBL studios, 4 overhead atmos speakers and 2 surround speakers are in-ceiling RSL C34E. Obviously this is far from ideal but my hands were tied due to having a far back wall. As much as I want to put some good bookshelf speakers on stands for my surrounds, I have to maintain WAF. So behind my sofa I have a long console table that I was thinking of placing speakers on. They have to be fairly small (WAF) so i was looking at satellites such as the Boston Soundware series or Cambridge Minx. Would you guys ditch the in-ceiling surrounds for smaller satellites but at ear level? I imagine this will improve the atmos experience, but want to know what you guys think.