Moved to High-End to be more pertinent.
Today I got to try extensively the Senn HD800 alongside my LCD-2, both driven by a Peachtree iNova, playing lossless files. I also had the opportunity to audition the Denon AH7000 and AH2000.
Listening to the HD800 after listening to all of the headphones above, it was immediately clear that its soundstage was wider than the rest. However, what's interesting is that vocals on the HD800 sounded completely centered while on all other phones, the vocals seemed to bias a tiny bit off the center, including on the LCD-2. Can this be attributed to a superior and more accurate soundstage of the HD800 over the rest? Is centering a property of soundstage? Is it normal for vocals to be very slightly decentered? I understand it can be dependent on recording, but opinions are welcomed.
For the record, I don't think there is channel imbalance in all the other cans. Moreover, this difference in centering is subtle, but definitely there.
The HD800 was certainly enjoyable to listen to for certain tracks, but I felt for my tastes it was tad bright, probably a result of being acclimatized to the LCD-2.
Comments and experiences are appreciated.