Different strokes. I don't find them much warmer. Maybe a bit less low-end extension, even. Slight midrange bump? More saturated, definitely. But for me that's where the 'pop' is for them. Less romantic and more lively. I hear that more across the board - not much seemed to change, tonally. It's subtle. That's what I really like about them. They have that harmonic fineness to them without totally futzing the FR. I'm sure after a couple of months of swapping them here and there (just 'testing the sockets') I'll have completely different opinions on both.