OK, so I've listened to what seems like a million exhausts clips and have come to the conclusion that they don't really tell you much other than they are all louder than stock. I'm interested in opinions for those who have actually compared different pipes. From the sound clips I've listened to, it seems like the V&H slash-cuts (My personal fav looks wise) have a very blat blat blat type tinny sound. The cobra speedster longs seem to have a nicer tone to them, deeper, they look OK also. I wouldn't want something that is to loud or annoying. I know some have wrapped the V&H baffles to subdue the exhaust note a bit. Some Metric cruisers just sound crappy with aftermarket pipes. I heard a Honda last week (Not sure of the model) with V&H slashcuts on it and it really sounded like krap-o-la. I probably wouldn't even entertain changing them but the chrome on my exhausts is a bit pitted from previous owner lack of proper care. I thought about having my stockers Jet-Hot coated......had great luck doing this with other bikes.