I've noticed something odd. I love the sound of bright round wounds in recordings. In nearly every video or sound clip I've watched/listened to that compared rounds to flats I've always preferred rounds. I enjoy recordings of bright, modern, Marcus Miller style Jazz tones and P basses with fresh nickel rounds. But in my bedroom, or at a guitar shop, I hate bright fresh rounds. They sound ear piercing. When playing a bass with brand new rounds I roll the tone knob almost all the way off. The strings I have on my bass are super dead now and I actually like it. Maybe I'm just too critical of my own playing? I'm thinking I might try something like GHS Pressurewounds to maybe get a compromise.