I've seen other posts about QS8 locations, but nothing that says whether current owners have had better results with QS8'S flat against the wall, angled slightly toward the listener or at 90 degrees to the wall/facing the listener.
When I received my QS4's I had them up front as my mains ( I was exited too hear them and didn't have proper stands). They sounded better than the speakers my M80's replaced while facing me at ear height.
I've had the QS4's flat to the long wall as surrounds and front presence with similar results.
But, back to the first rant, what's your preference?
1/2 the income and a 3rd child has a funny way of sapping your personal (HT) time...
Life is good.