I play a Seagull Entourage with a cedar top and I've tried several brands of strings seeking the best tone. The Ernie Ball Earthwood's gave me the true WOW factor. Additionally, I consistently get compliments on the sound of my guitar. Like all strings, they have a short break-in period a limited string life. I refuse to sacrifice tone and there isn't a coated string made that sounds even decent.
Ken in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO