Yamaha NS-IW280CWH 6.5" 3-Way In-Ceiling Speaker System (White)
The Yamaha NS-IW280C in-ceiling speakers can be had for under $100 per pair at major online retailers. These speakers produce good sound for the money, while being easy to install and featuring a paintable grille. The NS-IW280C consist of a 6.5-inch woofer and 0.75-inch swivel tweeter, which allows for directing sound as needed. Sound output is good overall, with strong mids and clear highs.
These speakers are best as part of a larger surround sound system with dedicated fronts, but overall they’re a solid and affordable starting point and will satisfy the casual listener. The Yamaha NS-IW280C in-ceiling speakers strike a good balance of price and performance, while being aesthetically pleasing and simple to install.