Very pleased with these. Exceptionally durable, showing only minimal marks after three months of playing 3 hours per day. Give a full sound, with less ring and overtones than Evans G1 which I replaced. Not as sensitive as Ambassador or G1, so more suited to rock and pop than jazz, but I do play jazz on them, and like the fact they don't require dampening for recording. I would buy again for sure. Most definitely worth the little extra cost.