Since I picked up my first set of sticks in the sixties, the Zildjian cymbals have set the mark. Many have tried to copy them and some have come close, but they are not Zildjans. With this cymbal you have so many choices, from the less expensive to the best. I like the original A's for there all around play ability. This box set is by far the best deal on the perfect matched set. They sound great together, rather than piecing together a set.