It is more of a consideration. Of course, whatever room you use for listening will be a factor in the resulting sound of the speaker you choose. As a very general guide there are many floorstanding speakers that benefit from a bit more distance from the listener in order that the perceived sound is more cohesive. It seems likely that in a small room where you would have to sit fairly close to these kind of speakers it would be more possible to hear the contributions of each of the drivers individually-bass/midrange/treble.Not a bad thing if you are all for it.I would say that ultimately the question ? For the record, my first speakers were pioneer floorstanders. My contribution to the sound was a rather small, sparsely furnaced livingroom with wood floors. The sound was unbelievable! A vivid reproduction of what little detail it managed to capture, and bass that B---- slapped me until I was speaking in tongues.