I bang pretty hard and this one meets my standards for sound and durability. Since my genre is rather primitive, I'm not into fine tuned frequencies. Goes well with Sabbath/Kyuss/Sleep. I think it's a great value as well since not near hi-end and seems resilient. It's met our needs for occasional club gigs. This is the 3rd PST 5 cymbal in my kit and I'm happy with the basic cool sound.