According to We Are More's lead electrical contractor, Ola Shaw, there are only three. Triad, Sonos, and Bose-- "those are really the only ones I recommend." Why? They all have the same things in common which are contrary to other speakers; quality, longevity, they're all easy to install, they don't mess up the visual of your theater (hidden easily) and easy to use. When paired with Control4, a home automation system, any of these speakers take home theater to another level.
Triad speakers have a rich sound and come in a wide range of sizes. They're recognized for giving out the "most beautiful sound you will ever see." Trippy right? Besides their great sound, they also are subject to customization. A quote I took away from the Triad speakers website states, "Beauty is in the eye. The ear. And even the soul. It is sound you don't just hear, but feel. Sound that inspires and moves you. Sound you love." A good motto for all three of these speaker brands.
Along with bold sound, Sonos speakers also have a wide range of sizes. Not to mention the number of wireless options. Specifically for home theater, they cater to users with their different varieties of surround sound sets. If you aren't looking for a set, they sell all pieces separately as well.
The basis of Bose speakers have always been their values, innovations, and achievements. The three things they continue to hold on to and produce! Bose is continually raising the bar for all their speakers, pushing forward in every way to always make sure their costumes have the best of the best.
When walking around an art museum, people pay attention to detail; colors, materials, and even types of brush strokes. Artists focus on each detail, they need them all to work together for the piece as a whole. The same goes for a home theater.
Quality speakers are what make home theaters come to life. It's not enough to just have a huge tv in a dim room. What about those crazy action scenes in movies, or that intense music, or angelic walks by the lake, being able to hear every bird chirp, every whisper, crashing wave, and last breath. Hearing those sounds can put viewers in real time with the movie. Top notch surround sound is a must for the full impact of any film.