It only took me about 20 years but I finally understand what puresound wires do for a snare. There are several varieties of puresound wires, but I’m talking about their most standard, 20 strand. They’re darker but also louder than generic snare wires (like Gibraltar). I knew this all along but where it really showed up is in a simple stereo recording of band practice, on my drumcraft beech snare. The overall sound didn’t thin out like it does ever so slightly more with generic wires. There was greater overalll cut through the band without it being obnoxious. Just louder and actually a little darker. I know this is probably obvious to many here, and I knew what I was hearing but just now realized what it meant in a band context, which is where most of us playing drums use them. Just my Xmas .02 Carry on and Merry Christmas to all on DFO! Or Happy Festivus or whatever you celebrate!