They're definitely more dynamic, and there's none of that high-end fizz I hear with 81s etc. They do drive my AxeFX a lot harder than passives or even the 57/66 set in my 080, so I'm gonna have to turn down the gain in all my presents, but they sound really nice. They're set up with a 5-way switch and position 2, normally a pickup setting that does nothing for me, sounds absolutely gorgeous. Amazing for cleans AND for high gain rhythm playing.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the Fishmans but I really like them! Lots of output and clarity with none of the fizz you get from EMGs or Blackouts. I'm not going to be swapping all my passive pickups for Fishmans, but they sound great and I'm definitely keeping them in this guitar.