If you play at all (not just a Mandolin) you REALLY should try the Elixir nanoweb brand.
Ive been a casual/committed/lunatic acoustic guitar player for over 40 years now and can still remember Saturday mornings, in the yard on the camping stove, boiling my sets of bronzewound strings in Daz for the coming week. (DONT try this with classical strings......)
Oooooh, the SMELL...
When my son started playing just over a year ago, he was told about Elixir strings; all sorts of technical explanations about "antirust" coatings boils down the the fact that the strings stay playable for MUCH longer - certainly the extra few pennies you spend on the set is more than made up for by a good month of "new string" sound.
Yeah - thats what we want!