Well, the W3000 does seem a bit more tame than the other's I've heard. Not as aggressive. I guess you can say they are like some of the better AKG's. The W3000 actually sounds good out of warmish portable sources and laptop outs. The FR is totally unsmooth after the midrange, but those peaks, other than the one at 11k, don't push out past the area from the upper bass to the midrange, which is pretty flat.
If you take a look at the AD2000, that one's more scary because it's just a lot of treble energy.