If that's the case then keep away from the LCD-3!
It has significantly LESS airyness than LCD-2. I tried them both side by side before buying, and to my surprise I actually liked the LCD-2 is better than the LCD-3 because of that. The LCD-2 is a somewhat dark sounding headphone, but the LCD-3 is simply too dark - in my opinion of course - just as I find the HD800 too bright. If you want the LCD-2 sound, but want more airiness then HE-500 or HE-6 would be closer I expect. Or if you want to keep the LCD-2 then get it balanced: either buy an aftermarket cable or simply solder off the standard plug and solder on a 4XLR. This of course makes the Master-8 (or maybe a used M5 og M6) interesting again, because they have (4XLR) balanced headphone output.
You are the first person I've seen give an impression like this. Maybe you had a veiled pair. For me the LCD-3s did everything better than the LCD-2.2s
Edited by preproman - 6/10/13 at 11:49am