Placement for B&W N800s

I am torn between having the N800s out in the room 5' away from the front wall for great imaging and at near the front wall for great bass with compromised imaging. They are 3' away from the side walls.

How do you have your N800s placed?

Thanks for your input.

in Seattle
The N800's put out great bass without problems even 5' from the wall given enough power.
How can someone on the internet tell you where to place your speakers?