You have to try cymbals in context live with (different!) bands, let s.o. play your set......in Hanover you can borrow these a few days...
Be aware that cymbals differ a lot (even the same series) some a higher, some lower pitches some are brighter.....
I am extremely into vintage cymbals, I think something has been lost...........only recently some series try to get to that former level and complexity in sound.....Meinl Byzance, Paiste 602/traditional, Zildjian Constantinople (thin overhammerd!)
Some shop in the us (us usual they are smarter) record every cymbal they offer, that is an incredible cool service to choose a cymbal.....(but you have to know the series mentioned)
I choose my ride from a sound file (already liking!!! the traditional paiste series), it was recorded in context with 200 cymbals also from other manufactors....as long as they are recorded with a similar mic type (condenser) sensible!
New system: I5 Asus, Asus P8Z77, W7, 64 Bit, G-Skill 16 Gig Ram, 2 Samsung SSD, Lian Li rack enclosure, Enermaxx power supply.
Old system (the same! latency with RME AIO), TD12, Drum Tec pads, BFD2, RME AIO, Asus P5B using XP, UAD Quad, Platinum Samples: Jim Scott, Baressi, Andy Johns, Taiko, Gretsch Kit, 8bit Kit, Percussion, XLF, Modern Drummer Snares, Deluxe, Yamaha Oak, Absolute, BFD Snares, Battery, Reaper, Cubase, Kontakt 5, Amplitube, Redwirez