I recently bought a used set of chromes (50-70-85-105) off a fellow tber. They had a months worth of solid playing on them. I had bought them for another bass to try out on but decided to compare the chromes with the EB flats (50-70-85-105) on another p bass. The EB were just as aged as the chromes so i figured it would be a great comparison. I replaced strings, kept bass set up the same and amp settings the same. Sorry i dont have ability to download the music but i played by ear and recorded to small recorder. These strings are not the same. The EB were more unbalanced tone and volume wise and more "dull" sounding, kind of blah. The chromes were way more balanced in volume and tone and sounded fuller as well. Chromes have more tension but not too much to cause a panic, but very noticeably. Chromes had more hi mid with a low mid thump that the EB was missing. Chromes were alot smoother as well. They just seemed way more livelier than the EB. Little more growl as well but nothing serious like other flats do. Left the chromes on as the bass sounds too much better to take them off. Will give them another month or so to decide if ill keep or try something else. Want to go darker on the other bass and the chromes just wont cut it.