Superb Strings period
I was reluctant but a friend gave me a set. Ive used the D'addarios for years. Just happened to break a string and his gift set was all I had. Tied`em on and wow. They were full of tone, and slightly louder I suppose. But Tone for days. So, I started using them and have been ever since. I have tried some of the coated strings and they`re just too bright and jangle. These strings are awesome. But I would reluctantly state that these strings are maybe not for beginners nor those who don`t play their guitar regularly, because they are strong. But if you are a daily player you`ll not notice the difference. They also last longer. My normal time frame, when gigging steadily, on a set of strings before using these was about once every week or two, now, I tie on a new set about once every 3-4 weeks.