I am new to knitting and have a set of Denise needles. I like them very much. I had trouble with magic loop on them, but I do think that once I get more experienced, I’ll have better results. I was about to purchase an entire set of knitters pride needles for magic looping, but decided to try the denise flex dpn needles for knitting small round projects. Within minutes of opening the package, I was knitting socks in the round with no problem at all.(and regular dpns had me in a panic attack:joy:) I love them and will stick with with Denise.
I have a few of the knitters pride interchangables(laminated wood) and the cords are thin and flexible. I have not had any trouble with them detaching while knitting. They are good needles. My local hobby lobby sells them individually. You could buy one size to see how you like them before buying a large set.
I have a lot to learn, but that’s my current thoughts.