I find the Klasse brand holds up longer for me. I am glad to find a good alternitive to Schmetz and Singer. Using the top stitch needles as suggeted has been better too, but I will use my embroidry packs for lighter projects.
These needles work great, sharp, last longer then most. The packaging is a plus opening and getting the needles out is not a challenge.
Myers is best place to buy all your sewing supplies & service of your machines
Klasse, Embroidery Machine Needles (AA5108-###)