This is my first crash cymbal, I have always in my set and it sounds to all my concerts at least three times a month! I use it extensively since then 12 years now ... souvenirs souvenirs ...
I am very emotionally attached especially for his sound, with its qualities and defects ... I will say it is very expressive in its explosions, but also releases a lot of harmonics, then we like it or not but in any case ear gets used to anything ... another flaw: the surface is faster when it is brand new, and there is no special product to clean, so do not play in the ride to the risk of appearing olives indelible marks!
At the time I lived in Martinique (West Indies batsmen to big up!) and there was little choice, I have not had the opportunity to try many other models before buying.
value for money is excellent for someone who begins!
with the experience I will not repeat that choice because I now seeking other sounds, but it's a great cymbal to play all styles of music and is very strong!