As the leader in cymbals, Zildjian is always looking for new and innovative ways to bring a better musical experience to the drumming community. One area where all drummers commonly express dissatisfaction is the use of neoprene pads, mutes, and other dampening devices on cymbals to practice at a reasonable volume. This is true especially for drummers in densely populated cities. With drumming being a highly tactile experience, Zildjian has come up with the solution: the Low Volume family of cymbals. This unique new cymbal delivers a quieter sound without losing the authentic feel of a Zildjian cymbal. 70-80% quieter than a traditional cymbal so you can play longer without ear fatigue or hearing damage Using proprietary manufacturing techniques with specialized alloy, Zildjian delivers real cymbal feel The unique matte finish provides a sophisticated look that makes the L80 cymbals stands out from the crowd.