I've never heard the w1000x but I do own the 3000anv which are full sized headphones (and fantastic ones at that). Being supreaural headphones (on ears) they by default lose out to on ears in soundstage and airiness. The tonality, and sound quality however is something else, and comparable/ but different to even TOTLs like the LCDs.
The fact they are limited edition, and will hold their value, is also a big plus for me against other non limited edition headphones. Hope my two cents helps
I sure did not get this, according to you ESW11LTD has better soundstage than W3000ANV ?... this sentence is not coherent - "Being supreaural headphones (on ears) they by default lose out to on ears in soundstage and airiness." You are saying that 'on ear' headphones lose to 'on ear' headphones. Did you mean to say that W3000ANV lose to ESW11LTD ?
Headphones can be supraaural [on ear] and circumaural [around ear] and then there is a category of the peculiar ones like the AKG K1000 and some Stax headphones.
W3000ANV are top of the line headphones and better than Audez'e LCDs. I rate them to be the best closed headphones, period
Edited by zorin - 2/2/14 at 8:41am