At the beginning they feel .. "new". Lol, I really like them after they have been played for a bit and have been broken in.
I really like these strings and they're really good for the price. Make sure you price match at GC
I use the six string set and the high B string has put up well with all my slapping. I am actually surprised at how long its lasted.
Will be getting another set in a few weeks
D'Addario EXL 170-5 5-String Set
XL Series Bass Stings