This is my first K cymbal. I've had Sabian HH, Zildjian A and a host of other models from the same manufacturers, and this one is my favorite so far. It crashes with a perfect pitch and wash, basically like a large crash. It's got a clear and proper bell that easily cuts through any soundscape. Being a dark ride, however, the ping is more muted especially for certain classic rock styles but that clears up the closer you move towards the bell. All in all, this is a top notch ride that looks great to boot - Gracias, Zildjian!