Medium Thin Splash Cymbals
In fact, you might even decide to go for a certain cymbal as much for how it looks as for how it sounds. The Paiste Signature Reflector Splash Cymbal and PST 8 Reflector Rock Splash are two great examples to showcase that: they're each topped by gleaming mirror-like finishes that look fantastic on the stage. But their real beauty is in the brilliance of their tone, which comes through sizzling on the Signature and Explosive on the Rock Splash. Or maybe you're more of a traditionalist - that's okay, too! The Paiste Signature Splash Cymbal is a lower-key option with a neutral look and a sound that's tuned for maximum versatility, so it works just about anywhere.
The real takeaway here is that a splash cymbal isn't just a splash cymbal: each one has its own acoustic spirit, and no two designs will sound exactly alike. With that said, there is at least some consistency within weight categories. So if your sweet spot for a splash is on the lighter side, you're on the right track with medium-thin splash cymbals. Just take a good look through all the options and think about how each one might fit into your setup, and picking out the best one for your personal sound will be easier than you might have expected.