I've tried many different brands for the 20+ years I've been playing publicly and privately--Martin, Elixir, and many others now forgotten--always returning to the EJ16's for their brightness and longevity. You won't find any better place to buy them than Shoreline either--great customer service, integrity, and depth of knowledge--let alone honest pricing.
I keep buying these strings~
I am happy with this string.. thanks John and Shoreline music
I've been using EJ16's for almost 20 years now - especially on my instruments that lean toward being warmer/darker in tone. The wound strings are very bright and articulate and help with clarity. The sealed packaging always keeps them fresh - and I'm extremely picky about that!
I consider DAddario PBs to be my go-to strings. They are great sounding and long-lasting. Overall they are a safe bet to play well on any of my guitars. I prefer 80/20s on some of my guitars and I do enjoy other brands too, but these are very reliable. I keep plenty of these on hand. As always, John and the folks at Shoreline get 6 stars for service (yes I see there are only 5 available.)