I currently have a pair of LCD2s that I like a lot for certain types of music. However any time I listen to heavy vocal music or orchestral music I become fatigued and distracted by the lack of center sound stage. I've tried several different amps, including a Phonitor where I can add crossfeed and adjust the center image. While this does help, it still is annoying on older stereo recordings where the voice has a left channel emphasis, like Pink Floyd. I'm going to conclude that I can't correct this with changes to the chain.
So I am at a point where I've decided to try either the HD800 or the LCD3.
My natural reaction would be to get the HD800, as it is generally agreed that they have the most resolving soundstage there is. The only thing holding me back is the one time that I've heard the HD800, I didn't care for it in short time I had with it. I also know that the HD800 has incredible potential, so it was likely the chain I didn't care for, and not the HD800.
Really my question would be, putting aside any other sonic advantages over the LCD2, does the LCD3 have a similar sound stage to the LCD2?