I've played Aquarian heads over ten years now and they have some fantastic features that set them apart from their competitors. Safe T Lock hoops to keep the film from slipping out of the hoop. Vacuum process on two ply heads (like the reflectors) to eliminate dead spots and air pockets between the plies. Sound Curve collars that make seating and tuning to your individual drums bearing edges a breeze no more hair dryers, chest compressions, and other time consuming techniques necessary just get the head on the shell and line up the logo to taste, finger tighten the lugs and go from there. The Reflector series was designed with artist Eric Moore and is built to last it's a hybrid two ply head featuring a 10 mil ply on the bottom of the black film they use on some of their marching heads (brighter/denser plastic) and a 7 mil clear ply of their classic clear nubrite film on top. The combination of these films and plies gives you a warm responsive sound at low volumes and a deep, punchy, fat tone when you dig in. Because of this hybrid design the heads have a black nickel type of reflective look. I find that these are very forgiving with tuning (a trait common to many Aquarian heads, but especially here) and due to the quicker decay they don't require additional muffling for most applications. If you play rock or gospel or any type of music where a darker timbre with a nice deep, fat, punchy yet musical tom sound is required you owe it to yourself to try these Aquarian Reflectors. Be sure to check out the texture coated reflector for your snare and the superkick II reflector for your kick to get your kit outfitted with the whole set!