These hi-hats are great. The sound is supreme. I can't believe they are as affordable as this. I got into Paiste a few years ago when looking for a new ride cymbal. After trying out several different brands/types, I found the Paiste 2002 to be the best. I love the sound of the "2002 bronze." These hi-hats are made from the same material. And for me, the hi-hats have to feel right too, which these do. Not too heavy, but you can still lay into them and get a good amount of volume out of them. I play everything from Van Halen to Pantera and these are working great.