Why is XSR so good? Like our other professional series cymbals, XSR cymbals are pin-point lathed and hammered. Their profiles have been enhanced and their bells reshaped and redesigned to accelerate the overall sound. The result? Crashes are thinner, with quicker responses. Rides provide a tasty balance of stick definition and tonal wash. And Hats are crispy and accurate, with boosted clarity and cut.