It isn't always true, but it's generally true, at least when cymbals are new. All bets are off when discussing used gear.Comparing cymbals side by side can render surprising results. Conventional wisdom, often grounded in foolishness, professes that the higher a cymbal's price tag, the better it will sound. That isn't always true. Abandoning conditioned perspectives on gear can be quite liberating.
Following that logic, Zildjan Ks should sound better than As. That's true only if you like Ks more than As. I don't. My point is that taste is the ultimate measure of sound quality. Price is a spurious variable in that regard.It isn't always true, but it's generally true, at least when cymbals are new. All bets are off when discussing used gear.