There's more to selecting pickups than just listening to one over the other, it's also about which one matches the type of wood of the guitar body and neck + fretboard,what it all boils down to is personal preference.
See if you can find an audio sample for the pickups you're looking at and try to find one that matches the guitar you're using
You'll get your answer when you hear the pickups on both the clean channel and overdrive channel,
I hope this helps you find the pickup you're looking for.
I almost forgot to mention that
Output and magnet type also matter depending on if you're using the pickup for bridge or neck position and that bridge pickups need a higher output ratio to compensate for less string resonance near the bridge.