It's something. I think either would do me fine if I got in the ballpark of the weight ranges being thrown out, but it does seem the A's/New Beats get the nod as THE middle of the road hi hats and I could swing $160.About the Sabians.
I had a set of regular AA 14's, and while people always say they sound like New Beats - they didn't to me.
Something different with the bark and slosh .
That said - they did sound pretty good, but I like my New Beats better.
I've only had one set of the Sabians though, so that's not much of a sample for comparison.
Wish I thought these goofy Tyrko 15 NS12's would hold up for the long haul. So weren't what I was looking for, demos of Tyrkos on YT sound awful, but somehow or another, this is a really great set for darker tones. But I can already see damage that wasn't there when I got them, so I'm going to go mainstream.