I'll say what I always do about 53/10's…….The finest set of pickups ever made by PRS, and among the greatest out there by anyone, period. Chime and clarity with a strong, ballsy personality all their own. If you want a powerful overdriven sound, you'll be likely left wanting, but if you want a nuanced, expressive sound with lots of range, they can't be beat.
Well the 53/10's are in the C22, they sound amazing. Really opened up the guitar and the sound seems to bloom more. Easy to see why people think Dragon 2's while are good, they are nothing compared to what PRS has done with their pickup's in the last 10 years. The D2's sound dull and lifeless.
The mid and higher registers are really clear, best of all is that I never really bothered with the coil splits but now find them very usable especially with both pick ups on.