Sabian AA Crashes: 18" Metal-x vs. 16" Medium Thin crash


Senior Member
I bought an 18" Metal-x crash and was looking to upgrade my old 16" Paiste to a newer cymbal. I found 2 16" Medium thin crashes on craigslist and went to sabians site to preview them. I hit the audio for the 16 and thought it complemented m 18 nicely, but remember it sounded nothing like the audio clip so I went to the 18's audio. They sound exactally the same. Is this a case of Sabian being lazy, identical cymbals, or bad ears?


Silver Member
I can hear a distinct difference between the 16 and 18. maybe it's your speakers? the 18 is deeper and richer and the 16 is brighter and more cutting.