I would class these as the industry standard for all around playing. They cater for all genres. I play with a jazz/fusion band but also from time to time drop in for a few funk and blues sessions so these work out great for me. Plus they look stunning!
With these HiHats, Zildjian has captured the sound I had created in my mind that a HiHat should sound like. Basically, I have bought my last set of HiHats, ...unless I decide to build a jazz kit one of these days and purchase a second set of A Customs. The purchase price may seem like a lot at first, but when you consider the quality of Zildjian products and spread that out over the number of years they will last you, they could be considered a bargain!
These are the PERFECT hats! I bought these to play rock and found out they are SO good and all around versatile that are good for jazz! But yet still warm and Bright! 370$ is a little pricey.... but so long as they continue to last me they will be worth it.
perfect mid range sounding and also very durable: bought these at least 15 years ago, and still in great condition. Would never trade them for anything else.
Fantastic hats, perfectly loud and proud for metal yet versatile enough for softer work.
Can't wait to get a pair of these bad boys, articulately dark but still cut!
Very good all around hats.