This cymbals sound great. I was hesitate at first buying cymbals without hitting them, as soon as i set these up i was hooked. They are heavy and big so they are loud. Im new to drumming but have been playing guitar in bands for 20 years or so i know what sounds good. Buy em and play em. Also this was my first purchase from sweet water and they are great after buying Phil called me and told me they were shipped and on the way. Great customer service is rare these days, thanks sweet water.