I cannot believe the difference in using these reeds. They have an even tone and they last! From high F# to low Bb I am getting even tonality. They are comfortable to play. Most of all, again, they are maintaining their sound quality longer than what I was using. I am going to try the Java reeds. The V16 reeds have a bit of an edge, if you like that, and I have heard that the Java have a bit deeper tone. I will stay with Vandoren Reeds from now on.
David to Saul