This remo drum has a good sound! I bought the 12" remo drum firstly, and found that the sound was tinny and not so pleasing to my ear. I run sound therapy classes and decided to try this one...it's much better. A warmer sound- good size to hold, and nice weight. Great advantage of these synthetic skin drum is they never change in sound with humidity etc- which animal skin drums do. So it makes it a very useful, easily portable drum!