Well, I just thought it was my imagination the first time I replaced my strings with Daddario round wounds, but I really hate the way they sound new. Just replaced the strings on another of my basses with Daddarios, and I hate the sound. Again. But I really like the way my Daddarios sound once they're old-ish. Not lifeless, but certainly not zingy. Is there a string that sounds like this new when it comes out of the package? I might be a candidate for flats. Any thoughts?