HD800 Anax modded properly with a good DAC and a totl tube amp will fix the bass up, though it's still not quite the Audeze bass. I was fine listening to rock, jazz, vocals, or any genre for that matter with the HD800 with the DNA Stratus. LCD3 still had that weight to it that made alternative enjoyable, but I didn't like the Audeze at all with the Stratus. Basically, what I reached for depended on what amp I currently had. :P
Choosing between my LCD-3s or my HD800s (if it's a matter of choosing just between those two) is always a function of the music I'm listening to. If it's jazz or rock I automatically reach for the LCD-3s. Classical and its the 800s. I can't say either one is superior, just genre specific. The LCD-3s sound a bit too dark for Classical. The 800s are just a bit too bass deficient for a truly first class jazz/rock experience. Anyone else share these criteria?