I was looking for the perfect pair of hi hats to complement my set of Paiste Signature cymbals. These turned out to be exactly what I needed. The feel is just right, they sizzle when slightly open, cut through when played closed, and the Sound Edge provides a nice sharp chick sound when closed with the foot. They blend perfectly with my Signatures. I definitely made the right choice, and Dave at Sam Ash was very helpful to me and even followed up afterward to be sure that I was happy with my purchase. Great product and great customer service. What more could you ask ?