How do I gauge whether I can use a set before buying it?

Greetings! New to Cubase artist, but with previous creative experience in early versions of Finale and Yamaha CX5M music computer.

I’m interested in a VST instrument set or maybe even a loop set with realistic-sounding symphonic woodwinds and strings without costing a mint. Granular symphonies sounds great, but it’s more synthetic than what I’d like to compose with. Heck, maybe they’re already included with Cubase artist, and I’ve just not come across them yet. Suggestions?