I've been a fan of meinl cymbals for a while. Having recently gotten back into playing, I knew that these would be a good addition to my kit. They sound fantastic. The high hats are the perfect pitch, and the splash cymbal is probably my favorite and packs a nice punchy sound. My next purchase will be a 16" meinl crash cymbal, and a 18 or 20" inch ride depending on what will fit better on my kit.