I just got this cymbal, and within 10 minutes of playing, I found it to be very dissonant from the rest of my cymbals. What I mean by this is that it clashes with the rest of my kit, making something always sound off. The cymbal itself isn't half bad; it admittedly has great response and a bright sound. However, it could be a lot better when it comes to tonality, power and sustain. Ideal for beginners? Probably. Ideal for more experienced levels? Definitely not.