I never knew how much the snare drum sound could be effected by the wires until I replaced my old ones with these. My old wires were stock, 20 strand (actually 19 because one broke off), with a plastic band as a strap.
As soon as I changed to these it was like a different snare drum! I love my snare drum tuned high and with a very delicate and precise snare response - and these wires are the real deal! Seems like good quality as well - sturdy, well made. A great buy for this price - good wires are worth the money!