These strings are ideal for me, as someone who plays many different kinds of music with the same guitar, which is a Vintage Ibanez as 80 (semi-hollow) I suppose this also comes down to ones personal sound, but in any case i find these strings great. I have been using them for about 4 years now, when i decided to jump up from twelves, and have more or less stuck with them since. I play everything from modern and traditional jazz, to fairly heavy rock at times, and everything in between
When played they produce a very nice round tone, with a lot of clarity. They are also great at producing a really ballsy tone when really hooked into with a lot of attack, and resound with a lot of depth.
D'addarios have a higher tension than most other string brands, so they really do the job. I practice and play a fair amount and will generally change on a monthly basis if i feel i need to. Only on one occasion has a string snapped and that was the middle G which normally is the case with me.
They might be a little thick for some peoples taste but once you get used to them, its great. Tried going back to a lighter gauge, but after a week i switched back.