Just got my picks yesterday, I really like them! I find I play MUCH more accurately. I don’t find them quieter at all. In fact I find them a bit louder than the Dunlap Tortex 1.14’s I usually use. Brighter too. Got to spend more time with them but I’m thinking so far they might be the ones… A great improvement for rapid strum passages ( and those flamenco runs I like to do.