This is the first brand of reeds I've found that let's you choose both hardness and strength of reed. I like my reeds softer but with a higher strength rating. They are also super consistent. I am now on my 3rd box of these and have only had to file 1 reed, and that was only because there was a slight bump on it. I know many professional players will often pay up for good reeds, but these are amazing. No need for me to pay up here.