This year i have checked a lot of string brands, starting with Ernie ball, Dunlop, Elixirs, Daddario and Fender strings. I can honestly say that NYXL are superior, what a great strings. They stay in tune like crazy, love the soft feel of treble side of the strings. Brands like Ernie Ball or Dunlops feel really harsh in hands. Another thing is their sound, way more punchy than regular ones. Thought that price is only a markething crap, no its not. What a great strings. I also love the fact that there are lots of gauges like 9.5 sets or 8.5 .