This is an excellent package especially when compared to other brands in this price range. Robert Zildjian founded Sabian and produces a quality product. If you record or play for a living its advisable to use their top of the line cymbals. The B8X line is an improvement over the B8 line....worth the difference, yes...upgrade! As drummers more expensive doesn't mean you will be satisfied with the sound. Drummers in general like or dislike sounds, individuals have different tastes and requirements. Its possible different Sabian lines combined will make your drum set stand out!