Originally Posted by chesebert /img/forum/go_quote.gif This is a speaker/headphone issue; you are looking in the wrong forum.
If his source sucks - not really, but then his source just plain sucks...
My speakers had not so good central imaging even after I got rid of the grills. The problem was fixed by using my chain balanced instead of SE with better cables, but for that to be an effective solution, source/amp/phones must be already pretty damn good.
If you're speakers aren't meshing in the middle properly, you've got them too far apart. They shouldn't be more than 8 or 9 feet apart. Six feet in most living rooms. If you're listening with headphones, make sure you don't have any sort of digital audio enhancement accidentally switched on.