Crisp and cutting while retaining the K series signature dark sound. Very clear crisp chick sound. The 14 K Mastersound hi-hats feature crimped edges on the bottom cymbal that vent air for a clean and clear chick sound every time. They also produce a sharp cutting sound when striking the edge. Perfect for strong accents. The open sound is consistently washy without getting out of control. Darker than the A Custom Mastersound hi-hats slightly brighter than the regular 14 K hi-hats. All are outstanding cymbals in their own right choose the ones you fall in love with!