I have two Yani saxes and I wish to compare these with TTS-150. There is very close resemblance between them but a Yani costs about 10 times as much . This TTS-150 is a really well made sax . The octave mechanism is well made and the bottom C is properly set up . Even the mouthpiece is quite good enough for a beginner and is better made than others in this price bracket .It just needed a little sanding on the tip with fine emery just to remove some flecks of plastic and it was a good as a Yamaha 4C in plastic. I tried 2 tenors from the famous shop in York UK which even though they were B stock were completely unplayable . They were described as having been reurned form previous owners, they were in a dreadful condition. No quality control at all. Whereas this played well straight out of the box. I believe it had been set up before dispatch. Good Quality Control at Thomann. The lacquer is a nice golden colour and is very attractive .I have tweeked it to my satisfaction and it will now play comfortably in my hands for many years. The ' pearl inlays are naturally plastic but can easily be replaced with Mother of Pearl as I have done . You can get these from Ebay. But not really essential .I have a thomann soprano sax (in bronze ) and is also an excellent instrument. I don't know how they do it for the price . I would recommend this to anyone beginner or advanced. The tone ( mostly obtained by the mouthpiece ) is really excellent. I have had great pleasure in playing this sax and it looks good too. I shall play this as well as my Yanis . Yes you can tell the difference particularly in quality of manufacture but the difference is small . These Thomann saxes are certainly worth the money and the case is good too. I cannot praise them too highly I am a complete fan. Delivery was fast as usual. WELL DONE HANS !!!!!!!!!!!! you will make a lot of people happy with this quality of product.
As a guitar player and saxophone lover, I bought this for myself to start learning with a teacher in a school. It arrived within 2/3 days, and I were impressed with the quality of the case but also the light weight. The sax is very pretty and has some light etched decorations on it, it has a good sound and tone. No problems with it so far and my sax teacher liked it also. I had been struggling with producing enough force and air to hold a consistent note with other saxophones, but this one I picked up and was able to play several notes easily with one breath. It seems 10x easier to play, were able to produce a smooth sound and play some barely acceptable form of a scale. Hopefully this sax will hold up at least for a few years until I know I'm going to stick with it and can justify buying a more expensive one. Before I bought this sax, I was about to rent a Jupiter one for +/- the same price. Believe me, it's not worth spending money constantly when you can have this at such a low price. My main concern was that this wasn't going to be a "real" instrument, but a toy that no amount of effort could make usable. That's fortunately not the case. This is a very playable instrument that sounds good. At this point, I'm happy with the purchase and Thomann. Overall, this saxophone sounds good, and it's perfect for what I want to do with it. It's not the same quality of materials and craftsmanship that you get with the better name saxophone brands, but that is reflected in the price.