I am a drummer, not a percussionist, but I do occasionally play bongos in unplugged settings. For many years I played a set of old Meinl Headliners - not bad, but one of the shells cracked with age.
Then I bought these - a fantastic instrument, a wholly different class.
Pros: sound, workmanship, construction, materials, light weight, comfortable and easy to play.
Cons: very slippery lacquer finish which makes it a little difficult to grab them with the knees/thighs, especially with some fabrics of trousers.
Overall I'm very glad with this purchase and, as always, Thomann service was absolutely great.