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Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair 14 in.

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Meinl HCS hi-hats speak up loud and clear.

The Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbals are medium-weight and contribute a warm, clear sound. These hi-hats are particularly articulate and produce a loud, projecting sound. For a versatile, clean-sounding option the Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbals are an excellent and affordable choice.


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MeinlHCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (45)
  • Responsive feel (33)
  • Explosive attack (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (22)
  • Accompaniment (19)
  • School bands (12)
  • Jazz clubs (10)
  • Soundtracks (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Novice (15), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for the price

Use these as a hardcore/classic rock drummer. Very good for the price. Very responsive, bright, with a distinct click. Solid feel, very durable, with a brilliant finish. Definitely worth the...Read complete review

Use these as a hardcore/classic rock drummer. Very good for the price. Very responsive, bright, with a distinct click. Solid feel, very durable, with a brilliant finish. Definitely worth the price

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I would recommend to beginners

I have bought several Mienl symbols which I was very happy with. But, comparing it to my old Planet Z Zildjian 14" Hi-Hat I would have to go with the Zildjian brand....Read complete review

I have bought several Mienl symbols which I was very happy with. But, comparing it to my old Planet Z Zildjian 14" Hi-Hat I would have to go with the Zildjian brand. Still a great sound for the price no doubt! I think it's pretty cool the Mienl is sending me a free Ching Ring for my review.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

amazing cymbal for an amazing price. :3

By Dillon Mulvihill

from calvert city, kentucky

Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

i just got this cymbal in the mail yesterday. my first impression was, "wow, this thing is very expensive and heavy feeling." i had been using stock hi hats before this and these were definitely an amazing change. i got the 14 inch, and i am absolutely in love with it. it has a very clean, clear, crisp sound that i absolutely love. i recommend these to any drummer who is on a budget, as well as anyone who is just looking for an amazing cymbal. i will definitely be buying this brand of cymbal from now on.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for any style of rock

By McNuggin

from Iowa

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Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

I practice and cover A Day To Remember, Slipknot, and Avenged Sevenfold the most. If you set them right you can get an amazing sound for any type of music. A pretty good chick sound when closed and a beautiful sizzle when opened just right. I personally like mine open quite a bit to get a long sizzle. In my opinion these sound better in heavy metal songs but not too band in punk either. For about bucks..I'm happy.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Starters for the price

By TimeToDrum

from jacksonville

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Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

Recently ordered a pair of the 13" hats for a student of mine to replace the flimsy pieces of junk that came with her starter set. Had never heard them, but chose them on the basis of the reviews here. I was pleasantly surprised. While they certainly aren't adequate for professional use, they sound pretty decent and are a good budget choice for someone starting out. They blow away the ZBT's in the same price range.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great price for good cymbal.

By Daniel Engler

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Dry Sounding

Best Uses

  • Anywhere

Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

These cymbals are not bad at all. When I first bought my Tama Imperialstar, it came with these hi-hats as well as accompany ride and crash. Being a novice at the time I was extremely happy with what I had. But after more experience and looking around, yes there are a lot better hi-hats.

But these are great for beginners or something to hold you off till you can afford cheaper.

I have a set of 14" hi-hats and they're really bright sounding, but you don't get that nice sizzle you would from a Zildjian New Beat or Sabian. I don't mind them as they're well priced and heavy so they won't crack.

I'm currently ordering at 13" pair of these to have a side hi-hat. As I said, these are great if you're on a budget or a beginner. You don't want to buy a $300 hi-hat only to be disappointed in it. Try before you buy, or get these to hold you off.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the price

By willrojazz

from Whittier, CA

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

      Use these as a hardcore/classic rock drummer. Very good for the price. Very responsive, bright, with a distinct click. Solid feel, very durable, with a brilliant finish. Definitely worth the price

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome & cheap!!

      By KJ ACE 123

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

          Very good pair of cymbals. They have a very bright sound and responsive feel. I have had many hi hats and this is one of my favorites for its price. $$$ I recommend these for beginners but if ur on a low budget they will work very well!

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Vary Great High Hats

          By Mark Morgrim951

          from Rapid City,SD

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Crisp
          • Durable
          • Explosive Attack
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Everything
            • Metal
            • Rock
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

            This High Hat Came With my Tama Set And I Have Played On them For About 3 Years. It has no dents no cracks and They have A Great Click Responsive feel Clean And vary durable. And If You get The Cymbal Just Right You Can Play Metallica Slipknot Pretty Much anything!! SO if you are a first time drummer Get these.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hi-Hat Cymbols

            By Cheshire Cat

            from Lake Havasu AZ

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            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

              Good quality stuff and fair price. Very Functional

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              You Can Not Go Wrong For The Price!

              By tedlenoski

              from Pittsburgh, PA

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              Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

              I got these hi-hats a while ago and they blew me away. The overall sizzle when slightly open, and the accent when closed really surprised me. I wasn't expecting something as good of quality when I bought the hi-hats. If you are looking for a good set of hats and you don't want to spend a lot of money, these are a good choice.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Hi-Hat

              By JoshFletcher

              from Flower Mound, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

              • Chips Easily

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Jazz Clubs
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks
              • Symphonies

              Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

              This is a great product for the money - I read a lot of reviews about this hi-hat and was hesitant to buy it - but I am very happy with the sound - I would recommend this product for acoustic or small club use - not for heavy sounds

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Solid Hi-Hat at good price

              By Mr. H

              from Bridgeport, CT

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • School Bands

                Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                I am a general music teacher who has been ordering Meinl world percussion products for 6 years; I've always been happy with the quality, durability, and reasonable prices. I now teach modern band with middle school as well, and it was time to start upgrading my cymbals.

                As with all of the many Meinl products I've bought over the years, I was not disappointed. Nice sound and responsiveness - not being a drummer by trade, I don't have much to compare them to, but the drummer in my band loves them. As a novice drummer myself, I can definitely say that they are a huge upgrade from my old hi-hat.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Crispy!

                By Duncanelectro

                from Durham, NC

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                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Explosive Attack

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Jazz Clubs
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues
                  • Soundtracks
                  • Symphonies

                  Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                  I've been playing drums for a while, but this is my first official hi hat gift to myself. A friend recommended these things. They sound great, especially for the price. Crispy, bright, nice sizzle and attack. Great for most styles of music. Sound as fresh as anything I've played before. Look very sharp as well. Would definitely recommend.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By dorm drummer

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Explosive Attack
                  • not my old Hi-Hat

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dorm Drumset

                    Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                    This Hi-hat is great for the price. I just replaced the Hi-hat that came with my set and the difference is miles apart. This Hi-Hat is great for begginers and is really nice for the price.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    meinl cymbals

                    By dramadrummer

                    from athens, greece

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                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • Small Venues
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                      great sound. great quality . great price.

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      good product

                      By Biz

                      from 225 US Rt 1 Frenchville Maine 04745

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                      Pros

                      • Bright Sound
                      • Responsive Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                        I play in a classic rock band but lately we decided to also play acoustically for smaller venues. I purchased a cajon and these new cymbals, some cajon brushes, and shakers. Enjoying this new kind of music a lot. It's a lot less stuff to haul around.

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        HCS GOOD FOR JAZZ

                        By Jazz drummer boy123

                        from Utah

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                        Pros

                        • Bright Sound
                        • Good For Jazz Music
                        • Responsive Feel

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jazz Clubs
                          • School Bands
                          • Soundtracks

                          Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                          Well first of all it is a good hi hat I Got the 13 in one and it as a very good chick sound and for all those people who can't find jazz cymbals get this hi hat cause its very good for jazz it has a nice warm sound and a explosive open hi hat sound as well so I remmoncend it to people who want a jazz hi hat cymbal. Also I'm a jazz drummer for my school jazz band its sick #YOLO

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fantastic Value for the money

                          By Mag

                          from Poinciana, Florida

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                          Pros

                          • Bright Sound
                          • Responsive Feel

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                              Great value hi-hats, especially if you are on a budget. They have a great sound , and have a nice heavy feel to them. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a great product !

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great sound and very durable

                              By hbeni

                              from newberry,sc

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Bright Sound
                              • Full Crash
                              • Responsive Feel

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Accompaniment
                                • church

                                Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                                this hi-hat​ has great sound i love it

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great sounding cymbal for kid's drumset

                                By Peter

                                from Lowell, AR

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                                Pros

                                • Bright Sound
                                • Explosive Attack

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • School Bands

                                  Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                                  I bought a drum kit for my son at a garage sale and the hi-hat was terrible. I bought this one not knowing what to expect and it sounds like a genuine drum kit now! Really great sounding cymbal.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  I'm happy with my purchase

                                  By hobbydrummer

                                  from ohio

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                                  Pros

                                  • Bright Sound
                                  • Responsive Feel

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Meinl HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair:

                                      I'm not a drummer per se, so I want to put that out there first. I am a bass player who has a drum kit for working out grooves and for fun. I can't speak with the drummer lingo like: it has a good chick... etc, but I have played with phenomenal drummers over the years and have heard some great sounding hats. Theses are great for someone in my situation or one similar (beginner, school kit, back up, etc.). I gave them a four just because they're not the best cymbals in the percussion department, but for the money I paid and how I've used them so far, they get the job done well. Having played them for a while now, if I could go back in time I'd still buy them (I paid about 60).

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